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Monday, December 23, 2013

MAIN TALKHI-E-HAYAT SE GHABRA KE PI GAYA!


THE FRUSTATIONS OF LIFE FORCED ME TO DRINK
THE BLACK NIGHTS OF PAIN FORCED ME TO DRINK!!
(Main talkhi-e-hayat se ghabra ke pi gaya, gham ki syah raat se ghabra ke pi gaya- translated)

Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, Khan had his first public performance at age of 16, at his father's chelum. He became the head of the family qawwali party in 1971. He was signed by Oriental Star Agencies, Birmingham, England, in the early 1980s. Khan went on to release movie scores and albums in Europe, India, Japan, Pakistan, and the U.S.A. He engaged in collaborations and experiments with Western artists, becoming a well-known world music artist. He toured extensively, performing in over 40 countries.
Khan was born on 12 July 1948 in the city of Faisalabad, Shortly after the Partition of India during which his family moved from their native city of Jalandhar, in East Punjab, India to Layallpur, West Punjab in the newly created state of Pakistan. He was the fifth child and first son of Fateh Ali Khan, a musicologist, vocalist, instrumentalist, and Qawwal. Khan's family, which included four older sisters and a younger brother, Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, grew up in central Faisalabad. Initially, his father did not want Khan to follow the family's vocation. He had his heart set on Khan choosing a much more respectable career path and becoming a doctor, because he felt Qawwali artists had low social status. However, Khan showed such an aptitude for, and interest in, Qawwali that his father finally relented. Khan began by learning to play tabla alongside his father before progressing to learn Raag Vidya and Bol Bandish. He then went on to learn to sing within the classical framework of khayal. Khan's training with his father was cut short when his father died in 1964, leaving Khan's paternal uncles, Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan, to complete his training. His first performance was at a traditional graveside ceremony for his father, known as chehalum, which took place forty days after his father's death.
In 1971, after the death of Mubarak Ali Khan, Khan became the official leader of the family Qawwali party and the party became known as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan & Party. Khan's first public performance as the leader of the Qawwali party was at a studio recording broadcast as part of an annual music festival organised by Radio Pakistan, known as Jashn-e-Baharan. Khan sang mainly in Urdu and Punjabi and occasionally in PersianBraj Bhasha and Hindi. His first major hit in Pakistan was the song Haq Ali Ali, which was performed in a traditional style and with traditional instrumentation. The song featured restrained use of Khan's sargam improvisations.
In 1979, Khan married his first cousin, Naheed (the daughter of Fateh Ali Khan's brother, Salamat Ali Khan); they had one daughter, Nida.
Khan was taken ill with kidney and liver failure on 11 August 1997 in London, England, while on the way to Los Angeles USA in order to receive a kidney transplant. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Cromwell Hospital, London, on Saturday, 16 August 1997, aged 48. His body was repatriated to Faisalabad, Pakistan, and his funeral was a public affair. His wife, Naheed Nusrat passed away on 13 September 2013 in Toronto, Canada.


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

DAACHI WALEYA MOR MUHAAR VE!



"O handsome camel rider, turn back" thus entreats faery-like Sahiban to her beloved. This song is based on the love of two childhood friends of Pakistani Panjab which ended in a tragedy. Mirza Sahiban is one of the four major tragic romances of Panjab the other three being Heer Ranjha,Sassi Punnu, and Sohni Mehiwal.

Mirza is the son of Wanjhal, chieftain of Kharal jatt rajput clan of Jaranwala. He is sent to relatives in Khivan to study. He falls in love with Sahiban who is his class mate and exceptionally beautiful. Poet Pannu raves about her exceptional beauty and says "Sahiban stepped out with lungi tied around her waist, and the nine angels died upon seeing her beauty"

Sahiban's parents fixed her marriage with one Taha Khan but she eloped with Mirza. Sahiban's brothers and others followed them. A fight ensued between Mirza and her brothers in which Mirza got killed.

---daman
21/12/2013

daachi=camel
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Friday, December 20, 2013

SUNLI JO KHUDA NE




Are you my prayer which God has answered?
Are you the sound of knocking on my door?

You felt deep inside to have the wet eyelashes
Are you the face of the wet weather gone by?
Are you the sound of knocking on my door?

There is no company on the unknown lonely paths
Are you the one who has called me lovingly,
Are you the sound of knocking on my door!

The people shall have many complaints against me,
Hope you are not angry with me like the other people!
Are you the sound of knocking on my door!


(TRANSLATED FROM URDU)
SINGER: JAGJIT SINGH

Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), was a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. Known as the "Ghazal King", he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s. Their combination album comprising music from the films, Arth and Saath Saath is the HMV's largest selling combination album of all time.[citation needed]Sajda (An Offering, 1991), Jagjit Singh's magnum opus double album with Lata Mangeshkar holds the same record in non-film category.[citation needed]He sang in numerous languages. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2003.


---daman
20/12/2013
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

MAIN TO PIYA SE NAINA LAGA AAYI




Sona Mohapatra sings a song based on the poetry of Hazrat Amir Khusrau an iconoclaust of love, freedom, devotion and abandon. The song fuses Hindustani, Folk and Afro beat music to create a hybrid world sound without any electronics. The song has been brilliantly by Ram Sampath...Enjoy!


English: Amir Khusrow surrounded by young men....
English: Amir Khusrow surrounded by young men. Miniature from a manuscript of Majlis Al-Usshak by Husayn Bayqarah Русский: Амир Хосров Дехлеви и юноши. Миниатюра из «Маджлис ал-Ушшак» Хусейна Байкара. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

---daman
17/12/2013
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

MAIN JANA JOGI DE NAAL



LAINA KI TASBEEH HATH PHAD KE
CHILLE KEETE PAR RAB NAHIN MILYA
LAINA KI CHILYAAN WICH WAR KE
BULLEHA JAAG BINA DUDH NAHIN KARHDA!

NI MAIN JANA JOGI DE NAAL!



WHAT DO YOU GET BY HOLDING BEADS IN YOUR HAND
YOU PERFORMED ALL THE RITUALS BUT DIDN'T FIND  GOD
WHAT GOOD OBSERVING SUCH RITUALS DO
BULLEH SHAH YOU CAN'T CURDLE MILK WITHOUT RENNET!

I WANT TO GO ALONG WITH JOGI!

---daman
12/12/2013




I AM COLOURED IN HIS HUE



ISHQ JINHAN  DE ANDAR WADEYA
NAZAR TINHAN NOON AAYA HAI

(WHOEVER'S HEART  LOVE HAS TRULY ENTERED
ONLY THEY ARE ABLE TO PERCEIVE THE BELOVED)


---daman
12/12/2013


MY SWEETHEART HAS COME TO OUR HOME!






MAIN HOON PUTLI KATH KI
DOR PIYA KE HATH

(I am a wooden puppet
in my sweetheart's hand is the string!)

---daman
11/12/2013






Thursday, December 5, 2013

IKO ALIF TERE DARKAR!




Padh Padh Alam te Fazal hoyeon
kadi mann apne nun padheyaee nahin
ajj bhaj wadnaen mandar maseeti
kadi mann apne vich wadeya nah!

(trans: You have been reading and collecting degrees
but have never looked into your heart;
today you go to temples and mosques
but have you ever looked in your heart...?)


...daman
05/12/2013


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ni Main Kamlee!!




Haji lok makke nun jande...mera ranjha mahi makka ni kamlee aan!!!
ni main kamlee aan
ni main kamlee aan!
ni main kamlee
ni main kamlee

(Singer Hadiqa Kiani)


---daman
14/11/2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

JAANE KYON LOG MUHABBAT KIYA KARTE HAIN



IS ZAMANE MEIN
IS MUHABBAT NE
KITNE  DIL TODE
KITNE GHAR LOOTE
JAANE KYON LOG MUHABBAT KIYA KARTE HAIN

DIL KE BADLE DARDE-E-DIL LIYA KARTE HAIN!!

An unforgettable and my most favorite song of all time...

---daman
31/08/2013 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

MORA SAIYAN MO SE BOLE NA!

Shafqat Amanat Ali
Cover of Shafqat Amanat Ali






This beautiful song by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, a classical singer of Patiala gharana is a beautiful composition. He is the youngest brother of late Asad Amanat Ali Khan and lead vocalist in the Pakistani rock band Fuzon. He has sung Mitwa composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy for the movie Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna which brought him critical acclaim and the song was listed in the top charts in India. He has been foondly named "Rock star Ustad" by Saleem Merchant.
He was nominated as best playback singer for his vocals in Dildaara from RaOne
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

MERI AWAZ HI MERI PEHCHAN HAI




Meri awaz hi meri Pehchan hai,Gar yaad rahe
chehra hi badal jayega....



---daman
17/08/2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

DON'T PLANT ANYTHING BUT LOVE



Wash your hands of all desires
and come to the table of
LOVE!

Rumi

---daman
13/08/2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

MERI CHUNNI DIAN RESHMI TANDAN



MERI CHUNNI DIAN RESHMI TANDAN
VE MAIN GHUTT GHUTT DENI AAN GANDHAN
KE CHANNAN TERI YAAD NA BUJHE!!!!!!!!!!!!



ARTIST: HINA NASRULLAH

With Love by

---daman
08/08/2013

SADI MARZI E TERE PICHE KAKH HON DI

English: A photograph taken at Royal Albert Ha...
English: A photograph taken at Royal Albert Hall depicts singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performing on stage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Sufi Qawwali
tenu chahide ne dil wale bhed kholne
assan tere naal kai dukh sukh pholne
sade kol nahi tu ghadi pal behna
Te Biba Sada Dil Mod de!!!
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

---daman
08/08/2013

(Translations:You should open up your heart
                     I have to share so many things with you
                     If you don't want to stay for a moment with me
                     Then return my heart, O dear!)


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

MANN ATKEYA BEPARWAH DE NAAL



My heart is stuck with someone who doesn't care for me...This ghazal by Sufi poet of 16th century is worth listening....

---daman
20/06/2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




Thich Nhat Hanh  author, teacher and a peace activist is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who was nominated for Nobel Peace prize by Martin Luther King Jr,  but could not make it on technical reasons that his nomination was revealed beforehand.
He is the only person who was allowed to visit his country in 2005.
He has written more than 100 books including more than 40 in English..






                                                               
                    


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  

Be A Bud

Be a bud sitting quietly on the hedge.
                                                                                  Be a smile, one part of wondrous existence.
                                                                                  Stand here. There is no need to depart.
                                                                               - Thich Nhat Hahn                                  
by
---daman
20/05/2013                
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

EXPLOITATION OF MAN


THIS BREAD KOVO -Dylan Thomas

bread poorThis bread cut was once wheat

This wine upon a foreign tree

Sank wrist

Man the day or wind at night

... Stalks threw down, crushed the joy of the grape.

Once in this wine the summer blood 
beating amid the flesh covering the vines 
once the bread that 
Wheat was the wind happy. 
Man shatter the sun, the wind dragged down.

This flesh chop, this blood chyneis 
vein deserted, 
Wheat and Grape was 
Born from the sensory root and sap. 
Wine is my drink, my bread you grab.

Translation: Maria Archimandritou

from tadeefi.wordpress.com by my dear friend Efi Georgopoulou 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

CEMENT DI NAZM


eh cement di nazm

main suniaen tu jaa rahi hain
ki sach much tu jaa rahi hain !

eh cement di nazam ;
muskrandi paee hai;
merian sadhran di mazar te;
khwahishan de rakhean nu
oongh kyon hai aa gayi
eh tan mere imtihanan
di hai pehli hi bhalak!

auh vekh!
daswin chhat te
do phull khide han;
eh vekh meri akh cho
hanjhu kire han!

bhukhian akhan
bhukhian roohaan,
saawi neeli parchian pharh
ik boti mas layi
khehbar rahian han;
zindagi hai k masaan hai!

door neele parbatan di
kukh vichon dhuan jamyaen
neele asmanan di akh vich
saon jharian paa gaya hai;
mere jazbe, bhukh dian
sardalan te so gaye han!
raat de parchawaean vich
khayal mere jhau gaye han!

par,
jadon aawengi tu
agli bhalak!
zindagi de surkh hothan te;
chumman lehrange,
surkh phullan di palak te
aus thar tharayegi!
aas joohan vich
suche supne gidha paonge!
aathne de gaisu
purwa malakare chhoh jayegi!

es cement di nazam de
kaafiye main bhann deyanga;
mereyan chawan di holi ;
khedan da ehnu dann deyanga
is di nehsi kabar te,
mitti di muth payengi na!

agli bhalak aawengi jad
agli bhalak aawengi jad!!

---daman

Central Secretariat Chandigarh designed by Le Corbusier is
euphimistically called a 'poem in concrete' There used to be a cafetatia on
the tenth floor of the building where green and blue
tokens for lunch, tea etc were sold to visitors and employees.
In the far north one could see white smoke emanating from
Surajpur Cement Factory. This poem was written with these
symbols in mind!!