Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sangam Playlist for 2018 February 12

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February 13, 2018, is World Radio Day; celebrate!

Filmi geet, pop, light classical, blues, soul, fusion, experimental, opera! From Azal to Zeshan. With Noor Jehan, Qurat-ul-ain Baloch, Kaavish, Shiraz Uppal, Adnan Dhool, Jimmy Khan, Kamala Sankaram, Trilok Gurtu, the Asian Dub Foundation, and many more, along the way

Also an interview with Fazeela Saba, about the challenges of broadcasting sports on radio and being a woman in the sports broadcasting business. She has had to put with a lot and given as good as she got!











Now on to a more serious issue.

Mukhtaran Bibi (Mukhtar Mai)

I played a segment from "Thumbprint", an opera by Kamala Sankaram that tells about the case of Mukhtaran Bibi (Mukhtar Mai) who was gang raped in "revenge". This was the culmination of a sequence of horrific and tragic events begun with the gang rape of her younger brother, Shakoor. Muhtaran's attackers were first convicted and then acquitted. She did however receive monetary compensation from the government and was able to start a school for girls. Press reports about Mukhtar Mai's case can be read here, here (detailed chronology), and here. An interview with here is recorded here. In June 2017, Mukhtaran Bibi was able to attend a performance in Los Angeles, CA, of the opera written about her.

She has also started an organization, www.mukhtarmai.org, to promote equity and capability for women.














Information about "Thumbprint" from From Kamala Sankaram's website:



Scene from Thumbprint
"THUMBPRINT, a 90-minute contemporary opera-theatre work by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz, is inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, the first female victim of gang rape to bring her male attackers to justice in Pakistan. In lieu of a financial settlement, Mai requested the construction of schools for girls. She hoped to educate the young to help prevent the humiliation of signing their name with only a thumbprint.
The libretto originates from a series of interviews with Mai, and explores the deep family ties and tribal traditions that led up to an astonishing act of courage. The score is a dynamic collision of Hindustani and European opera influences with an ensemble of six singers and six instrumentalists, featuring flute, violin and viola, upright bass, piano/harmonium, and percussion (drums and tabla)."


LOS ANGELES: Kamala Sankaram (left) portrays human rights activist Mukhtaran Mai in the opera ‘Thumbprint’.—AFP


The audio file for this edition of Sangam can be found here: http://bit.ly/2EA5lKW till 2018 February 26, 02:00 UTC.


Artist Track Title Album Label
Fun Da Mental Dog War With Intent to Pervert the Cause of Injustice Nation/Beggars Banquet Records
Noor Jehan Hamare saanson main Bhool Na Jana Mega Sound
Raeth Bhula do Raeth Fire Records
Jal Lamhay Aadat Sadaf Records
Redhouse Nudiyaa Singles patari.pk
Kaavish More sayyan Gunkali Fire Records
Qurat-ul-ain Baloch Dhamak Qurat-ul-ain Baloch Sadaf Records
Azal Zehr Road To Infinity Fire Records
Zarrish and Shiraz Uppal Rabi ralli Karachi se Lahore patari.pk
Rabi Pirzada Nachna Mujhey Ishq Hai Fire Records
Ali Hamza and Shiraz Uppal Lahoriya Karachi se Lahore patari.pk
Fazeela Saba Interview UNESCO World Radio Day diamundialradio.org
Adnan Sami Raag mian ki malhar Raag Time patari.pk
East Side Story Darlin Blues Singles patari.pk
Asian Dub Foundation The Signal and the Noise More Signal More Noise ADF Communications
Jimmy Khan Madam Singles patari.pk
Adnan Dhool Jhoom jhoom Chupan Chupai OST patari.pk
Zeshan Bagewadi Ain't no love in the heart of the city (feat. Kameron Whalum) Vetted Minty Fresh
Kamala Sankaram Chukar (Shakoor?) song Thumbprint Kamala Sankaram
That Man from East Mandular Sounds In My Head patari.pk
Trilok Gurtu (Orchestral World Groove remix) Don Izzat, Remixes, CD-1 Times Square Records
Shiva Rea, Layo Paskin Deep south Shakti Rhythms Sounds True
Zakir Husain The great Indian desert Music of the Deserts Music Today





Posted: 2018 February 13, 07:06 UTC

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Sangam Playlist for 2018 January 29

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Lucky Ali to Zakir Husain, it's all here. More tracks from Karachi se Lahore plus Asad and Shafqat Amanat Ali, Kaavish, Shiraz Uppal, and many more. You won't find such a broad range of sounds elsewhere. And we also address the jazbaat of the qaum. :-/

The audio file for this edition of Sangam can be found here: http://bit.ly/2BDp5HM till 2018 January 13, 02:00 UTC.

During the show I mentioned the supposed curse associated with the piece "Inshaji utho". Nadeem Paracha describes it here: http://bit.ly/2GvDyZU.



Artist Track Title Album Label
Fun Da Mental Dog War With Intent to Pervert the Cause of Injustice Nation/Beggars Banquet Records
Lucky Ali Anjani rahon main Get Lucky Sony Music
Kaavish Piya dekho na Gunkali Fire Records
Asad Amanat Ali Insha ji utho Asad Amanat Ali Khan, The Golden Collection RPG
Overload feat. Shafqat Amanat Ali Mahi Overload Fire Records
Call Kaash Jilawatan Sadaf Records
Jal Teri yaad Aadat Sadaf Records
Azal Shamaan Road To Infinity Fire Records
Ali Aftab Saeed, feat. Saad Sultan Jazbati SIngle patari.pk
Ayesha Omar and Shiraz Uppal Tutti frutti Karachi se Lahore patari.pk
Ali Hamza and Shiraz Uppal Lahoriya Karachi se Lahore patari.pk
Vas, Azam Ali The inward coil In the Garden Of Souls Narada
Shiva Rea, Rara Avis 707 Delight-Krtan Mix Shakti Rhythms Sounds True
Charles Lloyd, Zakir Husain, Eric Harland Tales of Rumi Sangam ECM
Trilok Gurtu (Orchestral World Groove remix) Future heat Izzat, Remixes, CD-1 Times Square Records
Transglobal Underground Good luck Mr. Gorski Psychic Karaoke Nation Records
Nataraj XT High Mystery Tandava Nataraj XT


Posted: 2018 January 30, 05: 35 UTC

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sangam Playlist for 2018 January 01

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Karachi se Lahore tak. All the music you could want. Natasha, Dino, Dharmveer, Najma Akhtar, Asad Amanat Ali, Fakhr-e-Alam, Mooroo, Khan302, Rizwan-Muazzam, Rahat Fateh Ali, and many more.

The track Rabi Ralli is from the film "Karachi se Lahore". The film received mixed reviews but it did well at the box office. I have seen only some short segments from the film though the full movie seems to be available on YouTube. The portions I saw had Bollywood-like characteristics (alas) and the songs and dances are similarly influenced. I did enjoy the songs. Those who are familiar with Bollywood products should be able to catch the many allusions to them in Rabi Ralli. Perhaps that was intended simply for commercial success but, too, it could be a bit of homage along with some tongue-in-cheek ribbing.

The audio file for this edition of Sangam can be found here: http://bit.ly/2C94Frm till 2018 January 16, 02:00 UTC.


Artist Track Title Album Label
Fun Da Mental Dog War With Intent to Pervert the Cause of Injustice Nation/Beggars Banquet Records
Natasha Jhoom jhoom Natasha Fire Records
Arsh Teri yaad Avaaz-e-Arsh A2Z Music
Dino Armaan Suno Zara Fire Records
Dharmveer Chalty rahay Damm Fire Records
Najma Akhtar Naa jaa Fariyaad Conne
Asad Amanat Ali Diyar yaar gaya Asad Amanat Ali Khan, The Golden Collection RPG
Call Bichar kai bhee Jilawatan Sadaf Records
Mizmaar Teri yaadain Sitara The Musik
Jal Dil haray pukaray Aadat Sadaf Records
Yatagaan Raag 'n roll Rap Up patari.pk
Mooroo Patakhi larki Single patari.pk
Zarrish and Shiraz Uppal Rabi ralli Karachi se Lahore patari.pk
Khan302 Hamara hip-hop The Living Soul patari.pk
Ghauri Rumble-Pindi SIngle patari.pk
Jimmy Khan Madam Single patari.pk
The Tamashbeens Lighter machis Single patari.pk
Azal Aisi taisi Road To Infinity Fire Records
Rizwan-Muazzam Qavvaal Qalandar shahen shah A Better Destiny RealWorld Records
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Tere bina  (Remix) Charkha Fire Records
That Man from East (Faisal Mahmood Khan) Eastern Chaos Sounds In My Head patari.pk



Posted: 2018 January 02, 08:11 UTC

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sangam Playlist for 2017 December 11

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Multiple artists on labels plus lots of indie music. Natasha, Arsh, Dharmveer, E Sharp, The Tamashbeens, Zoe Viccaji, Laal, Kameejee, and others.

The audio file for this program can be found here: http://bit.ly/2j0av6p till 2017 December 26, 02:00 UTC.



Artist Track Title Album Label
Fun Da Mental Dog War With Intent to Pervert the Cause of Injustice Nation/Beggars Banquet Records
Natasha Akhiyan lardavan Natasha Fire Records
Arsh Aisi taisi Avaaz-e-Arsh A2Z Music
Dino Suno zara Suno Zara Fire Records
Dharmveer Alvida Damm Fire Records
Call Shayad Jilawatan Sadaf Records
Jal Rangon main Aadat Sadaf Records
Mizmaar Pani pay tasveer Sitara The Musik
Najma Akhtar Tu ne kaha Fariyaad Conne
E Sharp Ek haseena Bahadur Yaar Jung patari.pk
The Tamashbeens Kursiyaan Single patari.pk
Zoe Viccaji Ishq kinara (feat. Sumru Agiryuruyen) Single patari.pk
Vas Arc of ascent Sunyata Six Degrees Records
Transglobal Underground A tongue of flame (Unidentified Flying Dubplates Mix) Psychic Karaoke Nation Records
Nataraj XT Tee lak Tandava Nataraj XT
Trilok Gurtu Don (Remix by Black Star Liner) Izzat, CD-1, The Remix Album Times Square Records
Cheb-i-Sabbah, Shiva Rea Raja Vedalu Nataraja Sound True
Laal Fareeda Utho meri dunya patari.pk
Rizwan-Muazzam Qavvaal Dil vali gull karni A Better Destiny RealWorld Records
Kameejee Funky jazzy rocky Single patari.pk
Charles Lloyd, Zakir Husain, Eric Harland Tender warriors Sangam ECM



Posted: 2017 December 12, 06:45

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sangam Playlist for 2017 November 27

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Sangam from Charles Lloyd, Zakir Husain, and Eric Harland!! Plus the Raga Boyz, Abbas Premjee, Mdou Moctar, Jan Garbarek, Qasim Naqvi, and others.

The audio file for this program can be found herehttp://bit.ly/2BtEomM till 2017 December 18, 02:00 UTC.



Artist Track Title Album Label
Fun Da Mental Dog War With Intent to Pervert the Cause of Injustice Nation/Beggars Banquet Records
Aaroh Dil ki baaton ko Sawaal Sadaf Records
Mizmaar Dil ki tarah Sitara The Musik
Javed Bashir Vaqt nachaata hai Subrang Fire Records
Raga Boyz Na jaanai kyoon dil Raga Rocks Fire Records
Call Pukar Jilawatan Sadaf Records
Ustad Amanat Ali Inshaji utho Whispering Memories TimeLine Records
Najma Akhtar Future child Fariyaad Conne
Abbas Premjee Seek peace Elements Fire Records
Vas At Siva's feet Sunyata Six Degrees Records
Abida Parveen Ek nukte vich Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli TimeLine Records
Farid Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwal Bhala hua Farid Ayaz Qawwal, Pride of Performance, Vol. 1, CD 1 ?
Mdou Moctar Anar Sousoume Tamachek Bandcamp.com
Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan Jhala Amore Navras Records
Jan Garbarek Raga :rarum CD 1 Universal Music
Charles Lloyd, Zakir Husain, Eric Harland Dancing on one foot Sangam ECM
Qasim Naqvi Helen Track Bandcamp.com
Jan Garbarek Twelve Moons :rarum CD 1 Universal Music




Posted: 2107 December 02, 09:59 UTC

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Sangam Playlist for 2017 October 30

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From Abida (Parveen) to Zeb (Bangash). Along with Amin Dang, Mooroo, Mdou Moctar, and others.

The audio file for this program can be found here: http://bit.ly/2iqsORu till 2017 November 14, 00:00 UTC.


Artist Track Title Album Label
Fun Da Mental Dog War With Intent to Pervert the Cause of Injustice Nation/Beggars Banquet Records
Aaroh Ajnabi Sawaal Sadaf Records
Mizmaar Sitara Sitara The Musik
Javed Bashir Mora tum bina Subrang Fire Records
Raga Boyz Kub aaoge Raga Rocks Fire Records
Ustad Amanat Ali Kub aaoge Whispering Memories TimeLine Records
Najma Akhtar Kaaga Fariyaad Conne
Devika Rehan tere bina Saari Raat Fire Records
Vas Ningal Sunyata Six Degrees Records
Atif Aslam Tajdar-e-haram Coke Studio, Sewaon 10, Episode 1 http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/
Amjad Sabri ft. Shahi Hasan Tajdar-e-haram Qavvali Patari.pk
Abida Parveen, Zeb Bangash Maula, Maula Bin Roye OST Patari.pk
Abida Parveen Yaar di ghadoli Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli TimeLine Records
Mooroo Gharoli Single Patari.pk
Niyaz Beni beni Nine Heavens, Disc One Six Degrees Records
Ravi Iyer & Collaboration 786 Ravi Iyer http://www.raviiyerfusion.com/albums
Ami Dang Kissed by the fire Single Bandcamp
Awaz Mr. Fraudiye Shola - Jaddo ka Chiragh Lips Music
Altamash Sever Mr. Fraudiye Nescafe Basement, Season 2 Nescafe Basement
Mdou Moctar Adounia Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST (Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It) Bandcamp



Posted: 2017 November 03, 05:28 UTC

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sangam Playlist for 2017 October 09

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Music from Najma Akhtar to Niyaz and from the Raga Boyz to Rafiq Bhatia. Plus more, much more.

The audio file for this program can be found herehttp://uno.kfai.org/Sangam/Sangam_2017-10-09.mp3 till 2017 October 24, 01:00 UTC.


UPCOMING CONCERTS

The Rafiq Bhatia and Niyaz concerts I mention during the show are as follows:

Rafiq Bhatia
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
8:00 pm, Saturday, October 21, 2017

https://walkerart.org/calendar/2017/rafiq-bhatia-breaking-english


Niyaz
The Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul
8:00 pm, Monday, October 23, 2017

http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/event/the-cedar-and-the-current-present-niyaz/




Rafiq Bhatia

















Rafiq Bhatia is a composer and guitarist working in jazz, electronica, and experimental music. More information about him can be found herehttp://www.rafiqbhatia.com/





Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian













Niyaz is a duo performing mystical/Sufiistic/trance music. Azam Ali, the vocalist, sings in Urdu, Farsi, and other languages. More information about them can be found herehttp://www.niyazmusic.com/




Also Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qavval will give a concert in November.

Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qavval
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday, 2017 November 17

Bloomington Center for the Arts - Schneider Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sufi-music-qawwali-evening-renowned-ensemble-fareed-ayaz-abu-muhammad-tickets-38157563299





Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad














More information about Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad can be found herehttps://www.facebook.com/Fareed-Ayaz-Abu-Muhammad-Qawwal-Brothers-746768568778161/
or herehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fareed_Ayaz




Artist Track Title Album Label
Fun Da Mental Dog War With Intent to Pervert the Cause of Injustice Nation/Beggars Banquet Records
Najam Sheraz In say nain Mainu Teray Naal Lips Music
Javed Bashir Jao ree jao Subrang Fire Records
Raga Boyz Pia nahin aaye Raga Rocks Fire Records
Devika Kyoon nahin aaye Saari Raat Fire Records
Najma Akhtar Sajjan Fariyaad Conne
Mizmaar Barson Sitara The Musik
Aaroh Aag ki tarha Sawaal Sadaf Records
Niyaz Dilruba Niyaz Six Degrees Records
Qurattulain Baloch, Farhan Saeed Latthe di chaadar Coke Studio, Season 10, Episode 4 http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/
Aima Baig, Humera Arshad, Rachel Viccaji Katay na katay Coke Studio, Season 10, Episode 6 http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/
Ataullah Esakhelvi, Sandaal Esakhelvi Sub maya hai Coke Studio, Season 10, Episode 5 http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/
Niyaz Tamanna Nine Heavens Six Degrees Records
Abbas Premjee Turn inward Elements Fire Records
Niyaz Feraghi - Song of Exile Nine Heavens Six Degrees Records
Madama Gandhi Her Voices https://soundcloud.com/madamegandhi/yellow-sea
Rafiq Bhatia Pickled (Flying Lotus Cover) Strata EP https://rafiqbhatia.bandcamp.com/album/strata-ep
Rafiq Bhatia A Change Is Gonna Come Yes It Will https://rafiqbhatia.bandcamp.com/
Rafiq Bhatia Background Music Yes It Will https://rafiqbhatia.bandcamp.com/




Posted: 2017 October 13, 04:30 UTC
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