Thursday, February 2, 2012
Zahida Parveen sings Kafi by Khwaja Ghulam Farid خواجہ غلام فرید
Kya Haal Sunawan Dil Da
Koi Mehram Raaz Na Milda
Zahida Parveen زاہدہ پروین was born at Amritsar, Punjab, India in 1920's.
She was initiated into music by Baba Taaj saranginawaz (from Kapurthala) and Hussain Bakhsh Khan saranginawaz (from Amritsar). Then she became close to the Patiala Gharana (family) of musicians as she became a shagird of Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan. She became renowned due to her expertise in various forms of music. She was especially well-known in singing kafis (a form of sufi poems in Saraiki, Punjabi, and Sindhi languages).
She had a special style, which will be evident in this upload. She was considered by many as the best kafi singer. She was also good in singing other classical music forms and ghazals. She was also very particular about getting her daughter (Shahida Parveen) trained in a similar style. She made her a shagird of Ustad Akhtar Hussain Khan (father of Fateh Ali Khan, late Amanat Ali Khan, and Hamid Ali Khan). Zahida Parveen died in 1975. Shahida Parveen also passed away on 13 March 2003.
credit: KhamoshTamashai on Youtube