Category Archives: Sarangi

Aftab’s Autumn 2017 Collection

A rare sketch of Momin Khan ‘Momin’ – attributed to Jivan Ram. | The Harvard Art Museum

کبھی ہم میں تم میں بھی چاہ تھی کبھی ہم سے تم سے بھی راہ تھی
کبھی ہم بھی تم بھی تھے آشنا تمہیں یاد ہو کہ نہ یاد ہو

kabhi hum meN tum meN bhi chah thi, kabhi hum ko tum se bhi raah thi
kabhi hum bhi tum bhi the aashna, tumheN yaad ho ke na yaad ho

A.T. Kanan – Hindol (Film)

Altaf Hussain Khan – Savani Nat

Anwar Hussain Khan – Jog

Basavaraj Rajguru – Todi

Chand Khan – Nat Behag

D.V. Paluskar – Puriya Dhaneshree

Ghulam Shabbir & Jaffer Khan – Gujri Todi

Hamid Hussain & Zahid Hussain – Darbari

Hanif Khan – Multani

Hussain Baksh Dhadhi – Marwa

Ismail Azad Qawwal – Na Hum Daolat Ke Bhookay Hain

Jagannathbuwa Purohit – Bhimpalasi

Khadim Hussain – Nat Narayan

Kishori Amonkar – Hindol (1981, Bombay)

Krishnarao Shankar Pandit – Asavari

Manzoor Khan – Hindol

Mohammad Iqbal – Jog

Mohammed Bashir Khan – Durga

Mohammed Hussain – Kafi

Mohammed Sharif Khan Poonchewale – Sohni

Murli Manohar Shukla – Jaijaivanti (2002)

Nazakat Ali and Salamat Ali Khan – Kedar (Drut)

Pyarijan Babulkot – Bhimpalasi

Qadir Fareedi – Mian Ki Todi

Radhika Mohan Maitra – Chandra Malhar

Ratnakar Pai – Hamir

Rehmatullah Khan – Gaur Malhar

Saeen Ditta – Tilang

Salamat Ali Khan – Kullar Sarang (Santoor)

Sardar Khan – Multani

Sunil Bose – Maluha Kedar

Umeed Ali Khan – Kamod

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Aftab’s December 2016 Collection

Miniature pasted on an album leaf from the period of Shah Jahan. “King David Playing the Harp”. Mughal India; 1610-1620 (miniature) and c. 1640 (leaf) | The David Collection | Click image for larger view.

Miniature pasted on an album leaf from the period of Shah Jahan. “King David Playing the Harp”. Mughal India; 1610-1620 (miniature) and c. 1640 (leaf) | The David Collection | Click image for larger view.

Here is more music from Aftab’s collection to keep us warmhearted this winter.

With the Season’s Greetings!

A. Kanan – Kedar

Ahmed Ali & Rehmat Ali Khan – Shudh Sarang

Alladino Khan – Megh

Anwar Hussain Khan – Barwa

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Multani & Lankeshwari Kahnra

Chote Ghulam Ali Khan – Basant

Eid Mohammed Ajmeri – Teentaal

Feroze Dastur – Sarparda Bilawal

Habib Ali Khan – Shudh Sarang

Irshad Khan – Shankara

Jagannathbuwa Purohit – Multani

Kabir Khan – Multani

Kajan Begum – Khammaj Thurmi

Kumar Prasad Mukherjee & Dinkar Kaikini – Gaur Malhar (Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Mohammed Sharif Khan Poonchewale – Kafi

Mushtaq Ali Khan – Mian Ki Malhar

Narayanrao Vyas – Bhairav

Nazakat Ali & Salamat Ali – Kedar (Live)

Niaz Hussain Khan – Shahana

Padmavati Shaligram – Desi

Rais Khan – Todi – (Tabla: Swapan Chaudhuri)

Riaz Ahmad – Teentaal Solo (Lahore, 11-27-2016)

Roshanara Begum – Kedar (Tarana)

Salim Husain Khan – Thumri Khamaj

Sardar Khan – Patdeep

Sharafat Hussain Khan – Jaijaiwanti, 1972 (Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Tajamul Hussain Khan – Jaunpuri (Tabla: Bashir Khan; Sarangi: Zahid Hussain)

Umeed Ali Khan – Thumri Pahari

Yeshwant Rai Purohit – Bhimpalasi

Aftab’s Late Spring/Early Summer 2016 Collection

Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius) by Shaikh Zain ud-Din, c. 1780.

Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius) by Shaikh Zain ud-Din, c. 1780.

A. Kanan – Kedar

Ahmed Ali & Rehmat Ali Khan – Tilak Kamod

Amanat & Fateh Ali Khan – Miyan Malhar

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Bhopali & Kamod (1957)

Faiyaz Khan – Lachhari Todi

Ganesh Prasad Mishra – Shuddh Sarang

Ghulam Shabbir & Jaffer Khan – Patmanjari

Habib Ali Khan – Bibhas

Jagdish Prasad – Lalit

K.G. Ginde – Bahar (Tarana)

Kishori Amonkar – Lur Sarang

Latafat Hussain Khan – Shahana Kanada

M.R. Gautam – Behag

Munawar Ali Khan – Jaijaiwanti, Basant, Adana, Bahar, Chhayanat (1969; Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Nisar Hussain Khan – Megh

Rais Khan & Shamta Prasad – Mian Ki Malhar (1969)

Raiz Ahmed – Teentaal (6 March 2016, Lahore)

Roshanara Begum – Shankara (78rpm)

Salamat Ali Khan – Durga (Live)

Salim Hussain Khan – Kalavati

Sarvesh Mathur & V.G. Jog – Hamir (1962; Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Sharafat Hussain Khan – Jaunpuri

Sharif Khan Poonchwaale – Megh

Sisirkana Dhar Chaudhry – Mudriki Todi

SN Ratanjhankar – Kafi Kanada

Swami Pagaldas – Chautaal

Talib Hussain – Jaitaal

Vilayat Khan – Shankara (Live)

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Sarang

Poland–Pakistan: Sounds from two continents

Left to right: Muhammad Ajmal (tabla), Taimur Khan (sarangi), Muhammad Azam (vocals), Marta Sołek (suka), Maria Pomianowska (suka)

Left to right: Muhammad Ajmal (tabla), Taimur Khan (sarangi), Muhammad Azam (vocals), Marta Sołek (suka), Maria Pomianowska (suka) | Photo credit: Omer K.’s Photography


Update – 11 March 2013: Full music CD “Poland-Pakistan: Sounds from two Continents” is available for free download.

I would like to share two tracks from our pleasant collaboration with two Polish musicians/friends in November 2012. It was a great experience in very limited time: less than five days for rehearsals, concerts, recordings. The following titles can be right-clicked and saved.

Happy New Year!

Sarangi–Suka Duet – improvisation in D minor & D harmonic minor

Lipa – Polish folk song

Maria Pomianowska: suka and vocals
Marta Sołek: bass/cello
Taimur Khan: sarangi
Muhammad Azam: vocals
Muhammad Ajmal: tabla
James Stephens: recording and production
Umair Jaffar: all arrangements in collaboration with the Polish Embassy, Islamabad.