Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hanif Kureishi and Daniel Day-Lewis

Her's an interesting film tidbit.

Daniel Day-Lewis (actor, "Lincoln", likely Academy Award nominations this year) and Hanif Kureishi (writer, "The Buddha of Suburbia", Whitbread Prize) got their start together.

"In 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette launched Kureishi and its star Daniel Day-Lewis into film, and won Kureishi an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay." (2008 interview below)



A recent (2012) interview with Kureishi is given here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9722077/Hanif-Kureishi-the-pariah-of-suburbia.html

In this interview Kureishi talks a little bit about his visit to Karachi. One of his latest short stories "The Door is Shut" starts in Karachi.
“I remembered being in Karachi in the Eighties and the liberalism my family lived under then was much under threat,” he says. “Now it’s completely gone. There are no Jews, Christians or Hindus. There are no Chinese restaurants. It has a terrible dead fascist atmosphere."



Read a 2008 interview with Hanif Kureishi at the link below: 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3671392/Hanif-Kureishi-A-life-laid-bare.html

Note also this quote from Kureishi from this same interview:
"Art's got to feel dangerous to you and to other people; that's when it's working."





Some of Kureishi's books are:







Posted: 2013 January 23

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sangam Playlist for Monday, 21 January, 2013

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Below is the draft playlist for 21 January show, which also happens to be the date for the US Presidential Inauguration.

Listen live (to the music show!) here: http://kfai.org/sites/default/stream/jplayer.html between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm US Central Time on the 21st (02:00-04:00 UTC, 22 January, 2013). Or tune in to the audio archive after the show.

Listen to the archived shoe here: http://kfai.org/node/33693

See if you can figure out the little story or joke built from the song titles and lyrics starting with Salman Ahmed's piece and going through to the last song (must be bilingual in Urdu and English).


Here is the question I meant to ask on the show and forgot:

Q. When was the title "Malika Tarannum" given to Noor Jehan? Who awarded the title?

Also,


Q. Where can one find a high quality video clip of Abida Parveen singing Bulleh Shah's kafi " jay rab milda nathaya dhotayaan...Mandir maseeti"? Something of much better video and audio quality than what's typically found on YouTube.



Answers to these items would be much appreciated, especially if received by Sunday, 27 January, 2013.



Best.


Artist Track Title Album Label
Masood Rana Jhoom ae dil Mere Dil Ki Hai Awaz Universal Music
Noor Jehan Kahan hai tera piaar sajna Meri Zindagi Hay Naghma, vol. 3 Mega Sound
Attaullah Khan Essa Khailvi Kis liye jaan-e-man Zara Insaaf Kar Mahi, vol. 8 Sonic Enterprises
Ali Sher Hijr Mann Marzi Sadaf Stereo
Sajjad Ali Mehndi Chief Sab Sound Master
Jawad Ahmad Palkon pe chamakte aansoo Bol Tujhe Kya Chahiyeh Sonic Enterprises
Collage Dil ruba Collage The Musik
Ali Zafar Rangeen Huqa Pani Sadaf Stereo
Fakhre Alam Husn valo The Best of F Alam DJ Gold
Shazia Khusk License pyar da Lal Pijaro TP Gold
Suroor Dil mera Pyar Tou Hona He Hae Fire Records
Salman Ahmed Al vida (Good bye) Infinti EMI
Najma Akhtar Naa jaa (Don't go) Fariyaad Connecting Cultures
Autorickshaw So the journey goes So The Journey Goes Tala-Wallah Records
Nadia Ali Pressure (Alesso Mix) The New Dance Mix USA, vol. 2, In the Club Phase One Music
Safri Goes to Bollywood Dum maro dum Eastern Uprising Sony Music
Natacha Atlas Something dangerous Something Dangerous Mantra Recordings
Byron Metcalf Clan travelers (from Not Without Risk) Nataraja Sound True
Kuljit Bhamra Invitation Bhangra Latina Keda Records
Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Rita de Ghent Achcha Ritesh Das and the Toronto Table Ensemble Naxos World
Ananda Shankar & State of Bengal Pluck Walking On Real World



Posted: 2013 January 20
Updated: 2013 January 21

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sangam playlist for Monday, 14 January, 2013

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Hello,

This episode of Sangam has music ranging from old-time filmi geet to fusion jazz with a couple of playlist construction stories. The latest album releases by Niyaz (Azam Ali) and Najma AKhtar, a lovely desi blues, the Toronto Tabla  Ensmble, plus many of your favorite singers. Good listening music!

Listen here: http://kfai.org/node/33564  The file will be available till January 29, 2013.

Best.

Artist Track Title Album Label
Masood Rana Hum bhi musafir Mere Dil Ki Hai Awaz Universal Music
Noor Jehan Saathi meray, bin teray Meri Zindagi Hay Naghma, vol. 3 Mega Sound
Haroon Jao tum Lagan Eagle Gold
Rahim Shah Kho gaye nain Gul Jana A to Z Music
Collage Na chad jaween yaar Collage The Musik
Faakhir Jan pay bhi Sub Tun Sohniyeh Sadaf Stereo
Jawad Ahmad Dosti Ucchiyan Majajan Vali Sonic Enterprises
Ali Zafar Jugnuon say bhar le aanchal Huqa Pani Sadaf Stereo
Fakhre Alam Talaash The Best of F Alam DJ Gold
Najma Akhtar Iss jahan main Fariyaad Connecting Cultures
Niyaz (Azam Ali) Rayat al sumud Sumud Six Degrees Records
Kaya Project Ghasi Ram blues Nataraja Sound True
Autorickshaw Surya So The Journey Goes Tala-Wallah Records
Earthtribe Rude boy Eastern Uprising Sony Music
Abhijeet & Anuradha Shriram Chunari, chunari Monsoon Wedding Milan
Sukhwinder & Shweta Pandit Rung de Bombay Nights, Disc 2 Water Music
Natacha Atlas Daymalhum Something Dangerous Mantra Recordings
Kuljit Bhamra Einstein comes to town Bhangra Latina Keda Records
Toronto Tabla Ensemble Geometry Ritesh Das and the Toronto Table Ensemble Naxos World
Bill Laswell Pattabhi jois Aspiration Metastation



Posted: 2013 January 15

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Eve's Sangam Playlist, 2012

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Hello,

Here is the Sangam playlist for 31 December, 2012. A lot of danceable pop and fusion. Enjoy.

You can  listen to the archived version of the program for two weeks, here: http://kfai.org/node/33289

Happy New Year!


Artist Track Title Album Label
Ahmed Rushdi Kabhi to tum ko Yaaden Universal Audio
Noor Jehan Khan hai tera pyaar sajna Meri Zindagi Hay Naghma, vol. 3 Mega Sound
Haroon Goriay Lagan Eagle Gold
Rahim Shah Dil te waar Gul Jana A to Z Music
Collage Sohni kuri Collage The Musik
Jawad Ahmad Dholna Ucchiyan Majajan Vali Sonic Enterprises
Faakhir Sub tun sohniyeh Sub Tun Sohniyeh Sadaf Stereo
Ali Zafar Channo Huqa Pani Sadaf Stereo
Bhangra Knights vs Husan Husan (Husan's Original Mix) Asian Vibes, Body, CD-1 Virgin
Annie Nachna Princess Sadaf Stereo
Fakhre Alam Udaaniya (feat. Mazhar) The Best of F Alam DJ Gold
Naghmana Jaffry
Jogan bani main ishq main
Goli Mar De
Heera Stereo
Rabi Pirzada Nachna Mjuhe Ishq Hai Geo Music
Nadia Ali Rapture Iio Made Records
Amanat Ali Kohram teri aankhon ka Kohram Fire Records
Rage Shola Deewana Sadaf Stereo
Ustad Sultan Khan and Ralphi Rosario Maula (Bhangra-Hydrate Vocal Mix) RaRe Elements 5 Points Records
Midival Punditz Atomizer Hello Hello Six Degrees
Fun Da Mental Ja Sha Taan (Transglobal Underground Karachi Deathcult Mix) Asian Travels Six Degrees
Talvin Singh and Najma Akhtar Ghoom Charakhna Asian Travels Six Degrees
Mychael Danna Aaj mera jee kardaa (Zimpala Remix) Asian Vibes, Soul, CD-2 Virgin
Najma Akhtar Captive Vivid 2nd Sight Records
Evolution Shake ur body Shake Your Body Sadaf Stereo

Posted: 2013 January 01
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