Thursday, June 30, 2011

Main to Piya se Naina Laga Aayi Re


A wonderful recital of Khusrau's kalam by father-son team in this particular case. Both are handsome and quite animated. The son has an uncanny resemblance to the actor Amir Khan.

The Wadali Brothers - normally Puranchand Wadali & Pyarelal Wadali are fifth generation Sufi singers from Amritsar. Earlier in life they both dabbled in other professions. One was a wrestler in an akhara and the other a nautanki actor :-). Who could have thought they could become qawwali stars of India.

Wiki: They believe in the Sufi tradition deeply. They consider themselves as a medium through which the preaching of great saints is passed on to others. They have never indulged commercially, and they have only a handful of recordings to their name (mostly from live concerts). They believe in singing freely as homage to the divine one. They do not feel very comfortable in using electronic gadgets in their music, and stress on Alap and Taans. They believe that spiritual heights can only be attained if you sing unreservedly, in a free atmosphere.

Recently, they stepped into the world of Bollywood music, rendering music director and writer Gulzar’s soulful lyrics in their unique style in the film Pinjar. They also sang one song in Dhoop. On the cards is a documentary which the Discovery Channel is planning to make on them.


3 comments:

Shabistan said...

That is a beautiful rendition :)

Would you know what 'Hirde ke beej/beech samaa bayti'? I've never been sure what 'Hirde' is, would be grateful for a translation :)

Roshni said...

"Hirde" means Heart if Im not wrong.

And that, sir, is a great share! Thankyou.

Roshni said...

"Hirde" means Heart if Im not wrong.

And that, sir, is a great share! Thankyou.