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).

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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


mahboob said...

mehboob says
Manzoor Ahmed Khan Niazi Qawwal, renowned and famous name in Sufiana and Traditional Style of Qawali, belongs to a family of musicians whose history starts from the advent of Islam and arrival of muslim sufi saints in the sub-continent.

When Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti (Khawaja Gareeb Nawaz) settled in Ajmer and served his entire life to propagate Islam, apart from the others, his beloved mureeds and Sama’s Khwa’n, Mian Nigahi and Mian Dargahi were also accompanied him.

Later, with the intention to spread teachings of Islam in the entire sub-continent, on instructions of Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia (Mehboob-e-Elahi), Hazrat Amer Khusrou modified the Sama’a – traditional from of Zikr-e-Elahi – and named it Qawali He arranged a group of his tewelve youngs pupils and imparted the art of Qawali to them. He designated Mian Sa’mat, decendend of Mian Nigahi and Mian Dargahi and also mureed of Mehboob-e-Elahi, as the leader of this elite group Later on this group become famous as Qawal Bachchay afterwards Qawal Bachcha Gharana of Delhi or Delhi Gharana.

This family claimed further fame through Al-Haj Mir Qutub Buksh Who was the royal tutor and court musician of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last mughal emperor. Khan Sahib was conferred the titles of Tanrus Khan and Aitamad-ul-Mulk from the Royal Court.
Manzoor Niazi is the grandson of Khan Sahib. He was born in Delhi (India) in 1922 and took his initial training in music from his uncle Haji Suleman Khan.

Manzoor Niazi began giving performances, publicly as well as at shrines of Sufi saints all over the sub-continent, from the very tender age of eight years and within no more than twelve years he became popular in the entire Indian Peninsula. His fame spreaded in those days when the word of mouth was the only available media for propagation of any event or news.
In 1937, at the programme being arranged by Pakistan Association, Bombay Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Decorated him as Bulbul-e-Deccan.

Being the descendent of Tanrus Khan he was attached with the Court of Nizam of Hyderabd which he continued till 1954.

In 1964, when the first test transmission of PTV went on-air, Manzoor Niazi was given the honour to perform live, immediately after the President of Pakistan’s inaugural speech. Later on, when PTV was formaly established, he was again given the honour to perform from al the centers of PTV including Dhaka.

In 1965, he was invited to perform at President House in a function which was attended by MNAs, top ranking dignitaries and eminent personalities.

He has the honour of being the first Pakistan Qawal who went abroad to propagate Islam and its traditions and exhibited his Qawali there.

The year 1970 saw him visiting Iran,Iraz,Afghanistan, Kuwait, Eden and Saudi Arabia where he once again proved his command over the art of Qawali and acclaimed admiration from the elite and the general public.

There prevails a prohibition on music in Islam and Saudi Arabia, being the custodian of the Holiest Places of Islam-Khana e Ka’aba, Masjid-e-Nabawi and the birth place of prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him), is a contry where performance of any sort of music is strictly prohibited. During his trip to Saudi Arabia, Manzoor Niazi had a legthy debate with the Imam of Masjid-e-Nabawi and by giving concrete Islamic historical evidences he proved and convinced him that Qawali is one kind of music which is not forbidden in Islam for the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, A musician was allowed to perform live in Saudi Arabia and the biggest of al hounours which Manzoor Niazi holds is that he performed live right in front of Masjid-e-Nabawi with all his musical instruments and the audience included the Members of Royal family, high government officials, dignitaries, press reporters and a large number of Saudi, Pakistani and Indian people. This event was being given major coverage by all the leading newspapers in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and all other muslim countries. Furthermore, during the same tour, he also presented Qawali in front of King of Iran which was recorded by Madina Televiision as well.

In 1974, Manzoor Niazi exhibited the Sufiana kalaams of Hazrat Amir Khusrou during his 7th centennial anniversary which was jointly organised by Pakistan, India, Iran and Central Asian States (then USSR). The agenda of the anniversary celebrations included a detailed coverage of every aspect of the life and impact of this gigantic saint on the culture and music of the Sub-continent.

Manzoor Niazi and his family has been continuously and regularly attached with the sufi order since last 7 centuries. The tombs of Mian Nigahi and Mian Dargahi adjacent to the shrine of Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz. And Nigahi Dargahi Masjid at Dargah Bazar, Ajmer are examples of their spiritual affiliation. Furthermore, apart from their connection this family has been awarded with permanent rooms adjacent to the shrines of Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz, Mehboob-e-Elahi and Sabir Pak in Ajmer, Delhi and Kalyar, for their regular services and continuous attachment with the shrines of these Sufi saints. Furthermore, in recognition of continuous connection of his family with the Sufi order of Mehboob-e-Elahi, he had been awarded a certificate of affiliation in 1981 by the decendants of Mehboob-e-Elahi.


mehboob makhmoor

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