Monday, October 22, 2007

Musicians not Governments to the Aid

While the response of Muslims countries to the miserable situation in Darfur has been lukewarm or non-existent (a situation that has elicited criticism from both non-Muslims and Muslims) at least some in the Muslim community are taking publicly visible measure to raise awareness and aid for the region.

A charity concert to benefit Darfur, categorized as the Muslim Live8, was organized at the Wembley Arena in the UK and drew about 10,000 Muslims. A good time appears to have been had by all and at least $60,000 were raised in five minutes according to a report by Riazat Butt of Islamophonic fame. Riazat also provides brief notes about some of the musicians. I have sampled the music of three of the five she mentions. Of these three, I incline towards the music of Outlandish which has a little edge to to it.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Sangam playlist for 20 October, 2007,

Sangam: Music from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora


Here is the draft playlist for the 20 October, 2007, Sangam program. There may be some minor changes during broadcast ude to the presence of a guest.

Note the tracks Biotech and Tree of Rhythm which feature Zakir Husain.

Also a song to celebrate Eid, celebrated last Saturday.

Note: Sangam has moved to Saturday from 5:00-7:00 pm US Central Time (22:00-24:00 UTC).

You can listen to the live audiostream here:

The archived audiostream will be available for two weeks after 7:00 pm US Central Time (24:00 UTC), 22 September, here:

Call me during the show on the studio line at 612-341-0980.

My next program will be on November 17.


Track TitleArtistAlbumTrack No.
Tujh jaisa daghabazRoona LailaBest of Roona Laila8
Dildar meda sohnaNaghmana JaffryGoli Mar De2
Huqa paniAli ZafarHuqa Pani2
Chum chumRahim ShahChanna4
Eid songSami YusufCompilation1
Jhoomo gaoNajma AkhtarPukar3
Botal khuli haiMunni BegumBotal Khuli Hai, Album 21
Yeh hai maikadaMunni BegumAag Lage Maikhane Ko, Album 74
Waiz-e-mohataramMunni BegumBotal Khuli Hai, Album 25
Teri surat nigahon mainMunni BegumEk Baar Muskarado1
Teri surat nigahon mainAziz MianMain Sharabi Sharabi1
Az dair mughan ayamManzoor Niazi QawwalKalam-e-Iqbal5
The huntAzam AliNiyaz4
NainaThe Ali Khan BandTaswir8
BiotechTabla Beat ScienceTala Matrix9
The tree of rhythmZakir Husain, Allahrakha, Taufiq FazalRhydun1
We need your voteJoiWe Are Three9

Monday, October 15, 2007

Karachi Uncovered

Atta Yaqub returns to the old country and finds something quite unexpected.

This is a BBC documentary uploaded to YouTube by someone.

Karachi Uncovered, Part 1

Karachi Uncovered, Part 2

Karachi Uncovered, Part 3

Engineer, Lawyer, and Singer!!

Kareem Salama - Chemical Engineer, Lawyer, and Country & Western singer, Wow!

He has a couple of CDs out. Check out his music here:

Munni Begum Concert, 20 October, 2007, Minneapolis

Jashn-e-Milan featuring Munni Begum
Host: Pakistani Students Association

Time and Place Date: Saturday, October 20, 2007

Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Location: Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus (East Bank)
Street: 300 Washington Avenue SE
City/Town: Minneapolis, MN

Come join us for a night of amazing ghazals performed by the world-renowned Munni Begum!
There will also be student performances, great food, and much more!

Non-Student Adults: $20
Students and Kids under 12: Free!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007