Bhoomi – Music Review

You can listen to the music review of this album here http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-41286084

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CokeStudio Pakistan Season 8, Episode 1 #CokeStudio8

Aankharli Pharookai - A somewhat familiar ring of Mai dhai’s voice immediately transports you to a desert where a lover is singing and calling out to her beloved who is out somewhere on his camel and that camel advances with a rhythmic bustle. The song is just not about the commanding rendition by Mai Dhai. … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan Season 8, Episode 1 #CokeStudio8

Kahun aur Kya – Ghazal album review

Universal music INR 150 on iTunes Released - November 2013 Penned by Ameeta Parsuram ‘Meeta’ Vocals by Ustad Shafqat ali khan and Meeta The album starts with the ghazal that lends its name to the album Kahu aur kya is a delicately composed and sung by Shafqat ali khan. The excellent tabla and sitar for … Continue reading Kahun aur Kya – Ghazal album review

Ishq Lamhe Feat. Ustad Rashid Khan – Music review

Ghazal as a genre has been on a decline since last few years. Blame it on high decibel promotions that other ‘non ghazal’ albums get or the general lack of interest from the music companies, but it is not far from reality to assume that ghazal albums are way too few. I dug up some … Continue reading Ishq Lamhe Feat. Ustad Rashid Khan – Music review

Humnasheen – Ghazals by Shreya Ghosal

Shreya Ghosal has teamed up with Deepak Pandit to give us a ghazal album Humnasheen. The album starts with Ye Aasman. With rich music arrangement (that remains so throughout the album), this ghazal is treated like a typical ghazal and that's a relief. The ghazal has just the right amount of 'thehraav' that you come … Continue reading Humnasheen – Ghazals by Shreya Ghosal

In Search…Of Jagjit Singh

Whenever I travel for work, I cannot NOT listen to GhazalJit Singh. While listening to one of the albums today, I wondered why some of the best albums of Jagjit Singh aren't present in most of the playlists (which normally start with 'Tumko dekha to ya khayal aaya' and stop at 'Hoshwalon ko khabar kya' … Continue reading In Search…Of Jagjit Singh

Phir Bhi…Sudeep (1995)

I got into Ghazals fairly soon thanks to the 'born old' head and a low tolerance towards most songs in the 1990s. At that time (and forever) Ghazals meant/will mean Jagjit Singh to me. Trying out a ghazal from anyone who is not Jagjit singh used to be a self declared 'Gunaah' for me. In … Continue reading Phir Bhi…Sudeep (1995)