23.10.08

Cool desert

Years ago I heard her. The first time her voice crackled through the music system I wanted to water her parched throat; the sand specks seemed to pierce my eyes as she let the words echo in the desert. She transported me to a world I did not know about but seemed to intuitively understand.

Reshma, the Pakistani folk singer, became my oasis. Here, try and slake your thirst:

Hai o rabba nahin ladga dil mera


4 comments:

  1. My Mom's favourite... Too many rough edges in the voice for me.

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  2. She was in Delhi two years back and I heard the Live show, she is proof that singing is not about voice , it is about emotions....she gave lata the legendary Yara silil sili...was originally sung by her in Punjabi "ve mein chori chori tere naal la layian akhiyan ve" which gulzar picked up...infact she was born in Bikaner...her best till date is not too popular yet extremely touching Nazm...you wont get it a Planet M ....

    AKSAR SHAB E TANHAI MEIN, KUCH DAIR PEHLAY NEEND SE,GUZRI HUI DILCHASPIAN, BEETAY HUAY DIN AISH KE, BANTAY HAIN SHAMMAY ZINDAGI, OR DAALTAY HAIN ROSHNI, MERAY DIL-E SAD-CHAAK PER
    WO BACHPAN OR WO SAADGI, WO RONA OR HANSNA KABHI, WO RONA OR HANSNA KABI, PHIR WO JAWANI KE MAZAY, WO DIL LAGI WO KEHKASHAY, WO WADA OR WO SHUKRIA, WO LAZZATEIN BAZMEIN TARAB, YAAD AATAY HAIN EK EK SAB, DIL KA KANWAL JO ROZ O SHAB
    REHTA SHAGUFTA THA SO AB, US KA YE AB TAR HAAL HAI, EK PHOOL KUMLAYA HUA, TOOTA HUA BIKHRA HUA, RONDA PARA HAI KHAAK PER, AKSAR SHAB E TANHAI MEIN

    Who else ....Manish

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  3. PS:

    It is rough edges I like; a straight pretty rendition rarely transports you...

    Manish:

    I agree about emotions but as I said in the reply above, hers in an unusual voice that has a lot of depth.

    Thanks for sharing one more gem.

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  4. Thanks :) This Nazm is very well rendered, you may find it on limewire... can zip and mail if you dont find it there....i keep sniffing and raiding autenthic urdu/paki/sufi music ...dont mind sharing...Manish

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