Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sangam Playlist for 2016 July 25 and The Kominas


In this edition of the show we play songs from from Naseem Begum and Zubaida Khanum to Noor Jehan and The Kominas, along with Najma Akhtar, Fun Da Mental, Midival Punditz, Bill Laswell, and others.

The audio file for this show can be found here:

The audio file will remain available till 01:00 UTC, 2016 August 09.

Playlist for this edition of Sangam:

ArtistTrack TitleAlbumLabel
Naseem BegumHum bhool gaye hur baatBest of Naseem Begum?
Zubaida KhanumRotay hain chum chum nainBest of Zubaida Khanum, vol. 2?
KaavishTere pyar mainGunkaliFire Records
Javed BashirDil beqararSubrangFire Records
DevikaKyoon nahin aayaeSaari RaatFire Records
Shafqat Amanat AliTum nahin aayeMuh Dikhai?
Sajjad AliEk gham ke sivaChal rein deSound Master
Rahim ShahKho gaye nainGul JanaA to Z Music
OverloadWearing outOverloadSadaf Stereo
Noor JehanDil-e-beqarar mangda ae pyarLife Is DanceSounds of Wonder Records
The KominasBariyan aashiq mizaah akhan terianZunn: Showgirls of Pakistanhttps://kominas.bandcamp.com/
Faraz HaiderTum hee janoAndherThe Musik
The KominasSee somethng, say somethingStereotypehttps://kominas.bandcamp.com/
Midival PunditzThe lucky oneHello HelloSix Degrees Records
The KominasAgain and againStereotypehttps://kominas.bandcamp.com/
Fun>Da>MentalMore than a hundred timesThere Shall Be loveNation Records
The KominasAgainst the wallStereotypehttps://kominas.bandcamp.com/
Fun>Da>MentalJa shaa taan (Transglobal Underground Karachi Death Cult Mix)Asian TravelsSix Degrees Records
Sunny Ali and the KidChaiChaihttps://sunnyaliandthekid.bandcamp.com/
Najma AkhtarRunning scaredVivid2nd Sight Records
The Kominas9000 milesWild Nights in Guantanamo Bayhttps://kominas.bandcamp.com/
India LuciaTaliqueteIndia LuciaRasa Music
Bill LaswellMuktiOHM ShantiMeta Records

The Kominas will be in concert at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on:

Monday, August 08, 2016; doors open at 7:00 pm.

From the Kominas' promotional material:

"The Kominas are a situationalist punk band, a la Sex Pistols, modeling themselves after punk bands in 1977 who made careers out of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Much like the Pistols’ Anarchy in the UK or God Save the Queen, The Kominas wrote songs like “Sharia Law in the USA” or “No one’s gonna honor kill my baby but me.”

The band launched their latest album “Stereotype” to much critical acclaim in 2015, and premiered a thought-provoking music video tackling xenophobia for the single “See Something, Say Something” in conjunction with NPR Music. They also reworked a classic Pakistani burlesque tune by Noor Jehan into the theme song for the upcoming documentary Zunn: Showgirls of Pakistan." 
The band was also featured in the documentary Taqwacore about the progression of the Muslim punk scene.

The Kominas also covered a song, Manji de vich daang, by Naseebo Lal who had a case registered against her in Pakistan in 2009 for singing "obscene" songs. An original version of the song can be found here.

Tracks from the Kominas' four albums, including the ones played on this show, may be streamed (free) or downloaded (for a low price) from the links below. Note that the music downloads are available in MP3 format as well as in uncompressed formats such as FLAC and others.

Stereotype (2015)
Kominas (2011)
Escape to Blackout Beach (2010)
Wild Nights in Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Music from other gigs by Basim and Sunny is available as below:

You Got Me (All Y'All, 2012)
Chai (Sunny Ali & the Kid, 2012)

The Kominas are touring from July 30 to September 01, 2016; 21 shows, from Boston via New York to LA and back to DC. It's grueling; show them some love.

You can also follow The Kominas:
On Twitter: @TheRealKominas
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kominas

Posted: 2016 July 26                                                                   Modified: 2016 August 04