Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Sep 30th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Salar Aghili “Tasnif e Haal e Khunin Delan” from Endless Ocean (Network www.networkmedien.de 2007) —I am opening this show with more Sufi music from Iran. this time based on the poetry of Mohammad Hafis-e Shirazi (14th c.). This is in honor of the concert this evening (30 Sept., 6pm, Steinberg Auditorium at Washington University) of Iranian music andBuy it!
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan “Mohe Apne Rand Main Rang Le Nijaam = Dye Me In The Same Colour As Your Colour, Nijaam” from Back To Qawwali (Long Distance 1995) —Just as the previous selection was an example of Sufi poetry from Iran, so is this example from the Pakistani Qawwali tradition.Buy it!
Bahauddin Qutbuddin Qawwal & Party “Ghazal” from Flight of the Soul (Qawwali from Pakistan) (Wergo 2001) —This is considered Qawwali in Pakistan, but seems to have western pop influences. The poetry is unabashedly romantic and hard for westerners to associate with the spiritual aspects of sufism, from which this tradition comes. Music of this sort was banneBuy it!
Sindhi Music Ensemble “Thari Lok Geet” from Sufi Music From Sindh (Wergo 1995) —Sindh is a southern province of Pakistan on the Indus river, and on the Indian border. The liner notes label this as Sufi music, but the tie to Islam is not discussed. The singer here is Husna Naz.Buy it!
Sindhi Music Ensemble “Way Of Shah Abdul Latif (Rag Sindhi Behrwee)” from Sufi Music From Sindh (Wergo 1995) —Husna Naz again, this time in a song about a maiden who complains that her spinning wheel does not obey her. The liner notes suggest that the image of the buzzing of the spinning wheel evokes the "dikr" - the continuous repetition of the names of GodBuy it!
Hamid Golestani, Zohreh Jooya “Zim, Zim, Zim” from Ensemble Afghan (Taraneh Records) —Situated as it is between Iran on the west, Pakistan to the south and India close by, there are a lot of influences to hear.Buy it!
Aziz Herawi “Khandan-e kiliwali” from Memories of Herat (Latitudes 1996) —the sound of the dutar (word derived from the Iranian dotar, a 2-stringed instrument there, but a 17-stringed instrument in Afghanistan)Buy it!
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