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sarangi turns ten

Brown Dipper by Ustad Mansur; Mughal era, c. 1620; metmuseum.org | Click image for larger view.

Brown Dipper by Ustad Mansur; Mughal era, c. 1620; metmuseum.org | Click image for larger view.

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دامِ ہر موج میں ہے حلقۂ صد کامِ نہنگ
دیکھیں کیا گزرے ہے قطرے پہ گہر ہوتے تک

दाम-ए हर मौज में है हलक़ह-ए सद काम-ए निहनग
देखें कया गुज़रे है क़तरे पह गुहर होते तक

daam-e har mauj meN hai halqah-e sad kaam-e nihang
dekheN kyaa guzre hai qatre pah guhar hote tak

in the net/snare of every wave is a circle of a hundred crocodile-mouths
let’s see what happens to the drop, until [its] becoming a pearl

Here is a music collection compiled by Aftab Datta for sarangi.info‘s tenth birthday. We hope you like listening to it as much as we do.

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana”.

Afzal Khan – Kafi (Ghulam Farid)
Amir Khan -_Puriya (Live in Indore)
Arnab Chakraborty -_Kedar
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Todi (Radio Pakistan; Farhat Said Khan’s Collection)
Barin Majumder – Nat Bihag
Barkat Ali Khan – Dadra Khamaj (Dadra)
Bashir Khan -_Gujri Todi
Begum Akhtar – Kaushik Dhuni (Calcutta Music Circle 1974, Farhat Said Khan’s Collection
Bhimsen Joshi – Suha (Live)
Ejaz Husaain Hazarvi -_Khirad Mandon Se Kya Poochhon (Ghazal)
Faiyaz Khan – Bheem
Fayyaz Khan & Sharafat Hussain Khan – Darbari (Farhat Said Khan’s Collection)
Gajananrao Joshi_Basant (Violin)
Ghulam Shabbir & Jaffer Khan – Bairagi Todi
Gopal Mishra – Miyan ki Malhar
Govind Prasad Jaipurwale – Megh
Habib Ali – Bhairavi
Hafiz Ali Khan – Aimen
Hamid Hussain – Thumri
Hanif Khan – Shudh Sarang
Hirabai Barodekar – Multani
Ilyas Hussain Khan – Chandini Kedar
Imrat Khan & Vilayat Khan – Jog
Jagannathbuwa Purohit – Hindol
Khadim Hussain – Miyan Ki Malhar (Dhrupad)
Kumar Mukerjee – Miyan Ki Malhar (Farhat Said Khan’s Collection)
Latafat Hussain Khan – Lalit (Mehfil)
Majid Khan – Puriya Dhaneshree (Nazir Khan’s Collection)
Malabika Kanan – Gaud Sarang (Farhat Said Khan’s Collection)
Malini Rajurkar – Sohni (Tarana)
Mallikarjun Mansur – Shudh Sarang
Mehdi Hassan – Bihag (Chautaranag)
Moinuddin & Aminuddin Dagar – Lalit
Mukhtar Begum – Pilu (Thumri)
Mumtaz Sabzal -_Malkauns (Benjo)
Mushtaq Ali Khan – Bhopali
Natai Basu – Dhani
Nazakat Ali & Salamat Ali Khan – Hamir Kalyan
Nazakat Ali & Salamat Ali Khan – Bilaskhani Barwa
Nazakat Ali Khan – Lalit
Nazar Hussain – Jaijaivanti
Nirmal Guha Thakurata – Lalit
Nisar Hussain – Bhairavi (Tarana)
Pushparaj Koshti – Bageshree
Qadir Ali Faridi – Lankadhan Sarang
Rais Khan – Kaunsi Kanada (1968; Farhat Said Khan’s Collection)
Rasoolanbai – Piya Milan Hum Jayibo (Chaiti)
Ravi Kichlu & V.G. Jog – Barwa (Farhat Said Khan’s Collection)
Roshanara Begum – Shudh Sarang (78rpm)
Sadiq Ali Beenkar – Shankara
Saeen Ditta – Tilang
Safdar Hussain Khan – Khamaj (Thumri)
Ghulam Hassan Shaggan – Purvi (version 2.0)
Shahbaz Hussain – Teentaal (Lehra: Zohaib Hassan)
Shahida Parveen -_Nindiya Lagi (Thumri)
Sharafat Ali Khan – Shiraz
Sharafat Hussain Khan – Shudh Sarang
Wahid Hussain – Sarang
Yeshwant Rai Purohit – Malkauns (More Ghar Aailo Balama)

sarangi turned nine: Aftab’s Late Winter Collection

Sparrow  - Rajasthan, 19th Century

Sparrow – Rajasthan, 19th Century

sarangi.info‘s ninth birthday was on 28 January 2014. It has been observed that when parents are busy with their work or the kids are in the middle of their exams, birthdays are often postponed to a more convenient day, like a weekend or two later. Nothing of that sort was the case here since Aftab had uploaded all this music in October 2012 and has been repeatedly asking me with great patience and cheerfulness that I should post it on the site. One and a half year is enough to earn one the title of the Master of Procrastination and to annoy even very good friends, but that is definitely not the case with Aftab who has the generosity and enthusiasm to share such musical gems in abundance with the world. Our other close friends who have participated in keeping this site going and the music flowing are, as you already know, Saadullah Bashir, Bilal Khan and Suhaib Kiani.

Aftab will be in Pakistan soon and Suhaib, I and others look forward to spending this weekend with him, play and listen to music, and celebrate and discuss the virtue of authenticity.

Best wishes and season’s greetings,

Taimur

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ay dil-e naa-aaqibat-andesh zabt-e shauq kar
kaun laa saktaa hai taab-e jalvah-e diidaar-e dost

oh heart thoughtless of consequences, control your ardor
who can find the power to bear the glory of the sight of the friend?

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Abdul Latif Khan – Gorakh Kalyan
Ahmad Jan Thirakwa – Teentaal
Ali Akbar Khan – Puriya (Alap)
Allah Lok and Qamar Abbas – Pakhawaj (Duet)
Aman Ali Khan – Kedara (Tarana)
Amir Khan – Puriya (Live)
Arnab Chakraborty – Hameer
Azmat Hussain Khan –Darbari
Bai Sunderabai – Sindhura
Barkat Ali Khan – Woh Aa Ke Khwab Mein
Begum Akhtar – Kaise Katen Din Ratiyan
Chidanand Nagarkar – Bhairavi Bhairav
Dabir Khan – Malkauns
Fateh Ali Khan – Megh (Tarana)
Fayyaz Khan – Jaunpuri
Gajananrao Joshi – Shree
Habib Ali Beenkar – Bhairavi
Hafiz Ali Khan – Purvi
Hamid Hussain – Jog
Ijaz Hussain Hazravi – Khirad Mandon Se Kya Poochhon
Imrat Khan and Vilayat Khan – Jog
Joydeep Gosh – Behag (Sursringar)
A. Kanan – Hansdhuni
Karam Abbas – Bhopali (Lahore Music Forum, Karachi)
Khadim Hussain Khan – Behag (Alap and Dhammar)
Krishnarao Shankar Pandit – Desi Todi
Kumar Prasad – Chhayanat
Latafat Hussain Khan – Shankara
Majid Khan – Puriya Dhaneshree
Malini Rajurkar – Bhopali Todi
M. Hassan – Behag (Chatarang)
M. Kaleem – Woh Sar Khole Hamari Lash
Mohammad Saghiruddin – Shyam Kalyan (Radio Broadcast)
Moinuddin and Aminuddin Dagar – Lalit
Mubarak Ali – Kaushak Mukhi (Lahore Music Forum)
Mujadit Hussain – Kedara
Mushtaq Ali – Bhopali
Muzaffar Akbar Khan and Asad Qizilbash – Shree (PTV)
Natai Basu – Dhani
Nirmalguha Thakurata – Lalit
Pushparaj Koshti – Jaunpuri
Rahmat Ali Khan – Kafi
Rahmat Ali Khan – Bhairavi
Rais Khan – Rageshree
Rasiklal Andharia – Puriya Kalyan
Rasoolanbai – Chaiti Desi Todi (Piya Milan Hum Jayibo)
Ravikitchlu Khamaj (Thumri)
Roshan Ara Begum – Behag (78rpm)
Roshan Ara Begum – Shudh Sarang
Sadiq Ali – Shankara
Sadiq Hussain Pindiwalay – Tilang
Safdar Hussain Khan – Mishra Khamaj
Sain Ditta Qadri – Tilang
Sajjad Ali – Yad Piya Ki Aye
Nazakat Ali and Salamat Ali Khan – Adana (Radio Pakistan)
Saleem Hussain – Kalavati
Saptarshi Hazra – Purvi (Alap)
Sara Kazmi – Nilambari
Sharafat Hussain Khan – Ahir Bhairav
Siddheshwari Devi – Jhamak Jhuki Aayi
Umrao Bundu Khan – Puriya (Drut)
Vasant Rai – Bhairav
Wahid Hussain – Lakhon Key Bol (Dhun)
Wahid Hussain – Megh

Poland–Pakistan: Sounds from two continents

Left to right: Muhammad Ajmal (tabla), Taimur Khan (sarangi), Muhammad Azam (vocals), Marta Sołek (suka), Maria Pomianowska (suka)

Left to right: Muhammad Ajmal (tabla), Taimur Khan (sarangi), Muhammad Azam (vocals), Marta Sołek (suka), Maria Pomianowska (suka) | Photo credit: Omer K.’s Photography

Update – 11 March 2013: Full music CD “Poland-Pakistan: Sounds from two Continents” is available for free download.

I would like to share two tracks from our pleasant collaboration with two Polish musicians/friends in November 2012. It was a great experience in very limited time: less than five days for rehearsals, concerts, recordings. The following titles can be right-clicked and saved.

Happy New Year!

Sarangi–Suka Duet – improvisation in D minor & D harmonic minor

Lipa – Polish folk song

Maria Pomianowska: suka and vocals
Marta Sołek: bass/cello
Taimur Khan: sarangi
Muhammad Azam: vocals
Muhammad Ajmal: tabla
James Stephens: recording and production
Umair Jaffar: all arrangements in collaboration with the Polish Embassy, Islamabad.