Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ramazan Mubarak - Yaad e Nabi ka Gulshan Mehka

Ramazan Mubarak to all.

May you have a peaceful month of devotion and prayers.
The roza will be long this year so there is a greater need
to be patient and less irritable towards our families.

Show generosity not just in what we give to the poor
but also through our spirit and our actions especially
with elders and the young ones. May I just and quickly
forgive the transgression of others. Show compassion
and mercy for the troubles of others. Keep my ego under
control and close to the soil. Beware of my own behavior
rather than criticize others. Set a good example for youngers
to be inspired and wish to follow.

May Allah give me the strength to follow though.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Dream Journey – Discovering Musicians Across Pakistan


Alternatively see the same video below on Vimeo.com
The Dream Journey Trailer from Mahera Omar

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Ustad Abdullah Niazi & Waqas Niazi
What began as a whimsical idea quickly took shape with the infectious enthusiasm of participants and was recorded by Mahera Omar as a labour of love. The Dream Journey is a film about an exhilarating eight day journey of five friends with a shared passion for discovering and recording musicians in their living environments in Pakistan. 

The six sessions of vocal music recorded and filmed using high quality DSLRs cover several musical forms in the Indo Pakistani tradition; Thumri, Kaafi, Ghazal, Qawwali and Khyaal. The kalaams that the musicians drew from ranged the whole spectrum of great poets: Khusrau, Jalal ud din Rumi, Kabir, Baba Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Iqbal, Faiz and numerous mystic poets of India and Pakistan. The performances evoked memories of the verdant lushness of the Punjab, the haunting mysticism of the Great Rajputana and Sind Deserts, the vibrancy of Hazrat Nizamuddin’s Delhi, the great aura of Ajmer, the majestic beauty of the Indo-Gangetic plain.
Ustad Farid Ayaz &
Ustad Abu Muhammad

Some of the musicians are established and famous, others are amongst 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 in a 90 minute documentary film of the journey followed by a series of HD audio/video releases of each Mehfil.
The individuals involved in this venture have spent a sizable amount of their personal funds on this project and seek your help to cover the cost of editing, production and publishing of the 

film and the audio recordings. Please give generously by clicking on the Donate button below. 
Taj Muhammad & Shad Muhammad Niazi


Featuring:

Mustafa Khan & Muhammad Shah
Hamza Akram
Moiz and Ghayoor Ahmed
Ahmad Raza
Taj Muhammad & Shad Muhammad Niazi
Subhan Ahmed Nizami
Ustad Abdullah Niazi & Waqas Niazi
Ustad Ameer Ali Khan & Imran Ali Khan
Ustad Farid Ayaz & Ustad Abu Muhammad
Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan
Subhan Ahmed Nizami 

Jointly Produced by:

Vaqar Ahmed
Asif Hasnain
Arif Ali Khan
Zain Mujtaba
Musab Bin Noor
Mahera Omar

with assistance from viewers like you.

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Ustad Ameer Ali Khan
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ba Tufail-e-Daman-e-Murtaza - Nizami Qawwal

Hazrat Ali ki shan mein


Ba tufail-e-daman-e-Murtaza
mai bataon kia mujhe kia mila

Jo Ali milay tu Nabi milay

Jo Nabi milay tu Khuda mila

Tu kareem ibn-e-kareem hai
Tera Faiz, Faiz-e-azeem hai

Tere dar se jo bhi mila
Mere Hoslay se siva mila

Tere Naqsh-e-pa se qadam qadam
Jo maqam-e-sabr-o-raza mila

Kaheen khaak-e-ehl-e-junoon milli
Kaheen khoon-e-ehl-e-wafa mila

re: Ecstasy of Love