Mumbai: Film Director Karan Johar has described sarod artists Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan as youth icons whose rendition of Sufi music would create a larger impact for the genre.
Johar released an album `Rang-Colors of Sufism` brought out by Times Music comprising renditions and interpretations by the two sons of Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan of timeless Qawwalis here Tuesday night.
"I liked the album the way they have played the sarod, composed the music and presented the song. They are youth icons in this musical industry. Every year, there is more and more demand for Sufi music, but through Amaan and Ayaan, if
the music reaches the people, the impact is much larger and greater," he said.
The album is a confluence of six tracks like `Mann Kunto Maula`, `Aaj Rang Hai`, `Bahaut Din Beete`, `Main Nizaam`, `Zihale Miskin` and `Kaahe Ko Byaahe Bides`.
"Me and my brother have always tried combing different Indian art forms that can come together to create something extraordinary. We are happy the way the album has come out. Hope everyone likes it," 34-year-old Amaan said.
"It is a very special album for us. I hope everyone enjoys our most recent work," said his younger brother Ayaan.
The two brothers have been performing together and also with their legendary father since the early 1980s, both in India and abroad.
The brothers had brought `Reincarnation`, an album of World Fusion Music in 2006 and another thematic album `Mystic Dunes` the same year.
The two had also hosted music talent show `Sa Re Ga Ma`.