Sindh, the southern province of Pakistan, is considered to be the true home of the wandering mystics and ascetics known as dervishes. Every year, the world’s biggest Sufi music festival takes place here. Hundreds of thousands of people gather at the shrine of Sufi mystic Shah Abdul Latif to mark the anniversary of his death. Music is a key element in the celebrations, for the night-long performances of music held by Shah Latif in the eighteenth century are legendary. This CD presents the most outstanding virtuoso musicians: the exalted voice of the legendary Sohrab Fakir; Mohamed Fakir, one of the last great performers of the extremely difficult stringed instrument surando, whose improvisations verge on pure jazz; soloists on the double flute alghoza and the bamboo flute bansuri that have been played here for thousands of years. The alghoza evokes, as no other instrument can, an image of endless camel rides through the heat of the Sindh desert. This is a truly impressive document of the ancient and still vital Sufi tradition.