Today we are excited to share the debut single from Ashna – a new project featuring Qais Essar, Absolute Focus and Dr. Neelamjit Dhillon, which weaves together Eastern melody and Western harmony.
‘Ghoulistan’ is grounded in Raag Malkauns, a night raag in the North Indian classical music tradition. “I had always heard stories of the powers raags possess,” says Qais Essar.
“Raag Malkauns was always rumored to have the power to conjur djnn and spirits. In that spirit I wanted to create a short, yet impactful piece of music that is evocative of the mystique that the raag is cloaked in.”