In today's show Nadya reads an excerpt from from Willian Dalrymple's "Nine Lives", part of the chapter entitled Red Fairy. The book is about the search for the sacred in South Asia and Red Fairy features the Sufi saints of Sindh in Pakistan, specifically Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and Lal Shahbaz Qalander. Music to accompany the reading is by by Abida Parveen, Sanam Marvi, The Ali Khan Band, Ustad Sultan Khan, Junoon, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Also, a couple of jazz pieces by Asha Puthli and Trilok Gurtu.
The audio file for the program can be accessed here and will remain available till 2016 October 17, 20:00 US Central Time.
|Naseem Begum||Mohabbat ke dam sey||Best of Naseem Begum||?|
|Zubaida Khanum||Yeh duniya hai teri||Best of Zubaida Khanum, vol. 2||?|
|Abida Parveen||Yaar ko hum ney||Raqs-e-Bismil||Spectrum|
|Abida Parveen||Ek nuqta yaar parhaya||Abida Parveen, Album 6||TimeLine Records|
|Abida Parveen||Aaj piya holi khelan||Meda Laal Qalandar||TimeLine Records|
|Sanam Marvi||Zaib, zeenat, zulf||Ishq||Huzaifa?|
|Ali Khan Band||Shahbaz Kalander||Taswir||City of Tribes|
|Abida Parveen||Tere ishq main daloon dhamal||Tere Ishq Main Daloon Dhamal||TimeLine Records|
|Ustad Sultan Khan, Ralphi Rosario||Maula (Bhangra-Hydrate Vocal Mix)||RaRe Elements||5 Points Records|
|Junoon||Laal meri pat||Azaadi||VCI Records|
|Ali Khan Band||Jive laal||Taswir||City of Tribes|
|Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan||Mustt mustt||Mustt Mustt||RealWorld|
|Humyoon Khan||Tora bahraam khana||Coke Studio, Season 5, Episode 4||cokestudio.com.pk|
|Shiva Rea||Brasilero||Nataraja||Sounds True|
|Asha Puthli||I am a song (sing me)||Asha Puthli||Amazon Digital Music|
|Trilok Gurtu||Protector (Feelgood Productions Remix)||Izzat, CD-1 Remixes||Times Square Records|
Here are some links to Dalrympliana related to Nine Lives:
(Ha! They do call it "In Search of the Sacred in Modern South Asia" rather than "In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" as is in the book title.)
Shah Abdul Latif
|Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai|
A link to translations of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai's poetry is here and here.
This is a nice rendition by Allan Faqir of Shah Abdul Latif's kalaam; note that he sings an Urdu translation of it.
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
he images of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar below are from a write-up by Dr. Jürgen Wasim Frembgen's on the Sahapedia website. Note the syncretic elements (Christian, Hindu, and Muslim, in the second image). Dr. Frembgen has worked extensively in Pakistan and written several books on the anthropological aspects of Sufism e.g. "Nocturnal Music in the Land of the Sufis".
Here is a website for Lal Shahbaz's shrine: http://jhoolelal.com/
Posted: 2016 September 27