Friday, January 7, 2011

Farida Khanum- Meri Pasand Vol. 1 & 2 (EMI Pakistan)

"Farida Khanum has a distinctive style of singing. It is an attractive blend of ghazal gaayaki and tarannum (recitation), reflecting her training in classical music under the tutelage of such illuminaries as Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and Ustad Ashique Ali Khan." (

The classic ghazals of Pakistan's Farida Khanum are out-&-out astounding. Resonant mystical heartbreaks of the highest order. Perfect music. Just listen to the "Queen of the Ghazal".

Download: Farida Khanum- Meri Pasand Vol. 1
1. Voh Ishq Jo Humse 6:03
2. Sham-E-Firaq Ab Na 7:32
3. Main Ne Pairon Mein Payal 3:55
4. Raat Jo Tum Ne Deep 6:59
5. Kuchh Ishq Tha Kuchh 5:11
6. Voh Mujh Se Huwe 6:57
7. Yun Saja Chand 10:56
8. Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo 7:14
9. Bairi More Nainan 4:26

Download: Farida Khanum- Meri Pasand Vol. 2
1. Mangwa De Jhumka 5:58
2. Be Chain Bohat Phirna 5:06
3. Suey Maikade Na Jate 7:54
4. Dil Pe Ik Turfa Qayamat 3:58
5. Uzr Aane Main Bhi 7:15
6. Chand Niklee Kisi Janib 8:03
7. Naina Re Naina 8:44
8. Na Rawa Kahiye 7:50
9. Es Tarah Qissa Mera 4:57


Holly said...

Lovely, Nick! She is so expressive.

I've been listening to a lot of tough flamenco recently, and oddly enough there's a lot of similarity. Emotion-wise, anyway!

Anonymous said...

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gypsykat said...

This was an unexpected pleasure. I listened to both disks at one sitting, starting with breakfast this morning. What an enjoyable way to start the day!

Thank you for sharing this. While I listen to a lot of music from India and the Middle East, I don't usually seek out music from Pakistan. Now I will be more attentive in my cyber travels.

Kratzersprung said...

unfortunatly down. please reup