Bheth is a sub-genre of Sufi music in which short verses of profound poetry are sung autonomously or fused together with a Kafi or a Waai. Mustafa Ali Jat, a vocalist belonging to Kutch has inherited this beautiful art form from his ancestors, the Jat muslims who brought it from Iran via Sindh province in present day Pakistan, to Kutch in India. Traditionally the Jat Muslims are maldhari or cattle herders and singing in this genre is a part of life for them more than being a performance. Bheth is embellished with the musical notes of the Surando accompanied by percussions such as Ghada (earthern pot) and Ghunghroos (ankle bells). Bheth is the rarest of music genres in India not only in terms of the character of its singing but also because the quaint art of playing the Surando which provides the lehra (successive playing of same melody to create a continuous milieu for the vocals) for the singing perhaps has only one living exponent named Osman Jat. Brought to life in the provinces of Sindh and traditionally used by the Fakirani Jat community in the areas of Kutch, the melodiously rich Surando, is regarded to be a tricky stringed instrument to master. Crafted intricately, the base of the Surando is fashioned from a single piece of wood to create the most precise shape and perfect melody and its bow is strung with hair from a horse’s tail. Mustafa Ali sings haunting melodies on a high pitch but in a soft, sonorous voice and rendering long, sustained notes is typical of his episodic, philosophical recitals.