Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Kabhi Aye Haqeeqat e Muntazar - Kalam-e-Iqbal

Remembering Iqbal on his birthday with this magical recital from an intimate gathering
at home.

Ustad Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad are in beautiful form and lost in the wizardry of the
verses.



Kabhi aye Haqeeqat-e-muntazar, nazar aa libas-e-majaz mein
ke hazar sajde tarap rahe hain meri jabeen-e-niaz mein

 For once, O awaited Reality, reveal Yourself in a form material,
 For a thousand prostrations are quivering eagerly in my submissive brow

Jo mein sar basajda huwa kabhi, to zameen se aane lagi sada
tera dil to hai sanam aashna, tujhe kya miley ga namaz mein

Even as I laid down my head in prostration a cry arose from the ground:
Your heart is in materialism, no rewards for your prayers are.

 ~ Muhammad Iqbal


@ 10:57 he takes a break to narrate an enchanting little anecdote about Qais (and Layla)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bakhubi ham cho mah tabinda baashi - Jaffar Husain Khan Badauni

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Recital : Qawwal Jaffar Husain Badauni
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 Bakhubi hamcho meh tabinda baashi;
 Bamulk-e dilbari paayindah baashi


May your charming face ever shine like the full moon;
May you hold eternal sway over the domains of beauty.

Man-e darvish ra kushti baghamzah;
Karam kardi Ilahi zindah baashi.


By your amorous glance you have killed a poor man like me;
How magnanimous of you? May God give you a long life.

Jafaa kam kun ki farda roz-e mehshar;
Baru-e aashiqan sharmindah baashi.


Pray do not be cruel lest you should feel ashamed of yourself
Before your lovers on the day of judgment.

Ze qaid-e dojahan azad baasham;
Agar tu hum-nashin-e bandah baashi.


I shall be set free from the bonds of the two worlds
If you become my companion for a while.

Barindi-o bashokhi hamcho Khusrau;
Hazaran khanuman barkandah baashi.


By your wanton playfulness you must have destroyed
Thousands of hearts of lovers like that of Khusrau.

Friday, August 5, 2016


Tou Se Laagi Lagan - Khwaja Moinuddin

Particularly loved the Tarana at the start and the verses of devotion to Khwaja Gharib Nawaz


Taj Muhammad and Shad Muhammad Niazi Qawwal @ T2F, Karachi

Tou Se Laagi Lagan - Raag Darbari
Recital: Taj Muhammad and Shad Muhammad Niazi Qawwal
Tabla & Dholak: Usman Ahmed & Faiz Muhammad

The Dream Journey sessions


The Dream Journey – Discovering musicians across Pakistan (A Non Profit Project)


This project will be the sharing of a special experience in which we hope you will want to participate.


Some of the musicians are established and famous, others are among the brilliant budding talent that adorns Pakistan’s musical scene. Each of the mehfils has a distinct atmosphere and mood, but there is a common thread. We asked each of the musicians to stay close to their respective inherited musical traditions, allowing the singers an opportunity to present some pieces that are rarely heard today.


We are inspired to present the brilliance of this contemporary Pakistani vocal music to a wider audience and seek your financial assistance in making this possible.


contributions may be made at:

PayPal: goo.gl/4VXB0D

Friday, May 27, 2016

Munshi Raziuddin Qawwali Party at Lok Virsa

A delightful recording was recently uploaded on YouTube by Sayyan Qamar and I thought it best to preserve the audio as one whole mehfil be able to listen to at one go.

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Munshi Raziuddin, Qawwal Bachay Gharana

With a huge thanks first to Lok Virsa and second to Sayyan Qamar for sharing on YT