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  Music Mastri - British Council Pakistan
Music Masti engages young musicians from Pakistan and the UK in a series of cross cultural dialogues on Identity and Music to increase mutual understanding, tolerance and respect for each other, at an individual, group and cultural level.
They visited the music department at each university, explored their state-of-the-art recording facilities and equipment and attended classes and lectures on a range of topics related to music.
The UK music students were curious to learn about the difficulties faced by young musicians in Pakistan, including the lack of institutes and facilities in Pakistan for music education, the underdeveloped music industry and lack of financial and moral support for musicians.
www.britishcouncil.org /pakistan-news-arts-music-masti.htm   (341 words)

  
  The Globalist | Global Music -- Sax and Pakistan
Music enthusiasts would be hard pressed to find common ground between cool European jazz and the intensely felt spiritual folk music of Pakistan.
It was a music that substituted silences and slower paces for the frenetic barrage of notes favored by Coltrane.
Qawaali music is one of Pakistan’s cultural treasures — rooted in the peaceful Islamic traditions of Sufism.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=2841   (996 words)

  
  Music of Pakistan
Amir Khusrau is said to have invented qawwali in the 13th century; the legendary poet and composer is also said to have invented the tabla and sitar.
The idea of music (sama) inspiring an understanding and love for the divine and communication with spiritual guides is known from at least the 9th century.
Qawwali is similar to Hindustani musical genres; it has three components: a rhythm (traditionally played on the dholak), the melodic line of the vocals, and the pitch of the melody which is reinforced on harmonium.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/m/mu/music_of_pakistan.html   (384 words)

  
 Folk music of Pakistan
Music in Pakistan: Here you will find a new version of folk music you may or may not be familiar with.
Music of any country exhibits the mood of people of that country, it also depicts the taste of the people of that very country.
In Punjab’s local music you can feel strong shadows of sufiism, ”Qawwali” is very much popular in Punjab, Qawwali is mostly in praise of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and his near and dear ones.
ks.essortment.com /pakistanmusic_rxmn.htm   (365 words)

  
 ARTSEDGE: Gift of the Indus - Arts of Pakistan - Music
In Pakistan, the emphasis in music is usually on a solo performer (either singer or instrumentalist) and melody.
Though art music (music learned through specialized training or institutions) is not a growing tradition in Pakistan, it is a way for instrumentalists to gain notoriety in a vocal-dominated culture.
Work music is common among some agricultural vocations—drumming rhythms are often used to aid in the harvest season while women have songs for mill-grinding work.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /pakistan/arts-of-pakistan/music.htm   (1452 words)

  
 General Pervez Musharraf - About Pakistan: Top 50 Reasons to Tour Pakistan
The Fifth International Puppet Festival Pakistan 2000 was a joyful event with hopes of peace and love for all with the puppets, the music, the traditions and the laughter from all around the world.
• The land of Pakistan is known for the richness of its art and culture.
Moreover, these festivals have projected Pakistan in the global arts map as one of the countries rich in arts and culture These festivals provided a chance to the artists from all over the world to come to Pakistan and to interact and understand Pakistan and its openhearted and warm people.
www.presidentofpakistan.gov.pk /Top50Reasons2Visit.aspx   (981 words)

  
 Music of Pakistan - Definition, explanation
The music of Pakistan can be categorized into six general groups: classical, ghazal/semi-classical, folk, qawwali/devotional, filmi, pop/rock.
Ghazal and qawwali music can to some extent be considered forms of Hindustani classical music in that they make use all of its main features (raag, taal, etc), styles, and many of the musical instruments associated with it (sitar, tabla, harmonium, etc).
Qawwali is similar to Hindustani musical genres; it has three components: a rhythm (traditionally played on the dholak), the melodic line of the vocals, and the pitch of the melody which is reinforced on harmonium.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/m/mu/music_of_pakistan.php   (1082 words)

  
 Musical Nirvana - Introduction to Indian Classical Music
As Tabla artists became plenty, devotional music was also accompanied by Tabla, which probably helped in removing the stigma attached to the earlier association of Tabla with dancing girls.
Although the bansuri is among the most ancient musical instruments of India, its status as a concert instrument for north Indian classical music is a relatively recent phenomenon.
He learnt classical music, mostly by listening to the great masters on the gramophone and practicing on the Hawaiian guitar, which he liked.
www.musicalnirvana.com /introduction/post_independence5.html   (1072 words)

  
 The Music of Pakistan essays
Pakistan was established in 1947, as West and East Pakistan, and created out of Northern India where the Muslim majority was firmly rooted2.
Pakistan is an interesting country in the fact that it has had so many influences, from Northern India to Afghanistan, yet strives in order to create its own musical identity.
As the politics of Pakistan shifted toward socialism, the government increased its efforts in preserving the regional music traditions of the country.
www.megaessays.com /viewpaper/66423.html   (425 words)

  
 Folk music of Pakistan
Music in Pakistan: Here you will find a new version of folk music you may or may not be familiar with.
Music of any country exhibits the mood of people of that country, it also depicts the taste of the people of that very country.
In Punjab’s local music you can feel strong shadows of sufiism, ”Qawwali” is very much popular in Punjab, Qawwali is mostly in praise of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and his near and dear ones.
ga.essortment.com /pakistanmusic_rxmn.htm   (365 words)

  
 BBC - Awards for World Music 2006 - Sain Zahoor
Of these, the music of the qawwali is well known and documented throughout the world, but there is a more obscure breed of 'street' singers who still practise their art at the shrines and festivals of Pakistan and Northern India.
In 1989 he was invited to the All Pakistan Music Conference to give his first ever performance on a concert stage and, by all accounts, he transported the 2000 audience members present to heights of emotion which were deemed almost dangerously intense.
His music is pure soul which resonates the entire matrix of your body.The meloncholy in lyrics and breadth of his voice are a unique blend which provide you with elevating spiritual experience.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/worldmusic/a4wm2006/a4wm_zahoor.shtml   (3704 words)

  
 Pop music.
Pop music first came to Pakistan in mid 80s.One can say that the approach of this mode of music was very late in Pakistan and slow.
These are the people who were the first to take the charge; they introduced pop music in Pakistan, which was totally new to Pakistani music lovers at that time.
The best thing they did for the pop music was that, they gave hit songs when no one knew at all what pop music is. Here I would specially like to appreciate the work of Muhammad Ali Sheikhi for he was the very first person that sung pop songs for Pakistani movies.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/pakistans_culture_retired/52566   (326 words)

  
 Indian filmmaker documents classical music in Pakistan
After travelling in Pakistan's three main cities - Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad - interviewing musicians and scholars, attending music concerts, and observing music teaching in various institutions, Yousuf managed to document some of the surviving practitioners and patrons of music.
Musicians in the newly formed Pakistan carried on the tradition for a decade or so on their own strength, since there was hardly any state sponsorship except radio, to some extent.
Nevertheless, the purer forms of music like Dhrupad and Khayal had to make space for other popular forms such as ghazal, qawwali, folk and even pop music, as many musicians, historians and experts explain in the film.
www.nowrunning.com /news/news.asp?it=8541   (740 words)

  
 MUSIC OF PAKISTAN (CD) - Rough Guides - Penguin Books
Outside of Pakistan, the most famous artist from the country is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and his passing in 1997 was a shock to all who knew of him.
The qawwali tradition he performed has become known throughout the world and, while the traditional strains of qawwali continue, it has moved on from these roots and in some instances merged with other influences to startling effect.
Although this is perhaps the most well-known musical export, there is an abundance of other styles within Pakistan that this album also addresses, such as the other folk traditions, pop and film music.
www.penguin.ca /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_1843532042,00.html   (129 words)

  
 Recreating Pakistan in 1971 - Music India OnLine
Pakistan has been revisited the way it was in 1971 by director Amrith Sagar who has done extensive research for the film ‘1971’.
But it wasn’t an easy task to create Pakistan in Manali and replicate the Pakistani prisons the way it was and the makers of the film swear by it.
My great-grandfather is from Pakistan, and my grandfather Ramanand Sagar migrated to India from Lahore during the partition.
www.musicindiaonline.com /n/i/hindi/6257   (252 words)

  
 WEST ASIA: Sufi Music
In these excerpts of a ceremony from Syria, frame-drums are used along with the chanting to drive the devotees into states of ecstatic trance.
One of the oldest continuing ensembles of Turkish classical music is the world-famous Mevlevi Sufi religious sect founded in the 13
century by Jalal al-Din Rumi who believed that music and dance was the most direct path to spiritual ecstasy.
www.colorado.edu /music/Courses/emus2772/SufiOverhead.html   (318 words)

  
 TimesSquare.com - Vocal Music From Pakistan
Shafqat Ali Khan, heir to a musical dynasty that dates back to the Mughal courts of the 16th century, is the son and disciple of the legendary Ustad Salamat Ali Khan.
In Indian classical music, a musician's worth is often framed within the context of the gharana (the term defines a cross between a family tree and an intellectual circle) within which that musician has been educated.
Combining the endurance and rigorous tone demanded by dhrupad training with the expressiveness encouraged by khyal style, Shafqat is capable of articulating heretofore unexplored nuances in centuries-old music, stretching his interpretations of notoriously difficult ragas to extraordinary lengths.
timessquare.com /Events/Music_Events/Vocal_Music_From_Pakistan   (461 words)

  
 Music crackdown in Pakistani region - Boston.com
Islamic militants are confiscating music cassettes from public buses and ordering shops to only sell CDs promoting jihad in the latest push to Talibanize a lawless Pakistani frontier region, residents said Tuesday.
The campaign was launched Sunday in North Waziristan, a tribal region where the government reached a peace deal with pro-Taliban militants last fall, an intelligence official confirmed on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of his job.
The campaign against music is reminiscent of the hard-line rule of the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan that banned music, movies, TV and nearly all other forms of entertainment as part of their strict interpretation of Islamic law or Shariah.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2007/05/08/militants_ban_music_in_pakistan_region   (571 words)

  
 Artists in Pakistan - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
From the artist: E-Mind, group of four peoples who tends to ensure everybody groove to music, this is our first album.this is purely computer based music, its made on softwares with no external instruments attached.P...
From the artist: Dye corduroy is the bouyant satellite of alternative rock in Lahore, Pakistan, amalgamating punk rock sensibility and contemporary singer/songwriting music with undertones of southasian dynamics.
From the artist: Basiaclly a one man band and mainly focusing on keyboard/piano instrumentals with a slight touch for techno and pop.
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html?country=Pakistan   (341 words)

  
 Musik: The Music of Islam - Vol 13 Music of Pakistan | Musik CD LP Suche Online Bestellen Kaufen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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www.checkyourself.de /musik-details/asin-B0000007Z8/titel-The_Music_of_Islam_-_Vol_13_Music_of_Pakistan_.php   (121 words)

  
 Music of Pakistan, Qawwali Music of Pakistan, Taran Music of Pakistan, Traditional Music of Pakistan
Music of Pakistan, Qawwali Music of Pakistan, Taran Music of Pakistan, Traditional Music of Pakistan
The idea of music (sama) inspiring an understanding and love for the divine and communication with spiritual guides is known from at least the 9th century.
Qawwali is similar to Hindustani musical genres; it has three components: a rhythm (traditionally played on the dholak), the melodic line of the vocals, and the pitch of the melody which is reinforced on harmonium.
pakistan.saarctourism.org /music-of-pakistan.html   (365 words)

  
 Blogcritics Comments on A Book-Lover Sets Out for Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also, please visit my new blog Pakistan Paindabad (pakistanpaindabad.blogspot.com) which I have started to present a more appealing aspect of your country which foreigners (including Indians) are usually not familiar with.
Music, Language, fashions, food...there are so many wonderful things that Indians and Pakistanis can share....
Why would a prejudiced author visit Pakistan, if all she wanted to do was to berate the host country.
www.blogcritics.org /archives/2006/09/14/050603.xml   (1120 words)

  
 Pakistan Facts - Silencing the Music in Pakistan
Emboldened by its new political might - the alliance is the leading opposition bloc in Pakistan's parliament - the movement aims to remake Pakistan as a radical Islamic state.
How is that going to bring jobs and clean drinking water?" Musharraf recently assailed attempts to "Talibanize" Pakistan, and replaced the North-West Frontier Province's top police official and chief secretary for failing to quell vandalism in Peshawar.
But fear lingers in the musician's bazaar; Khayal Gul worked the keys of his harmonium, a valise-sized hand-organ, and sang a defiant reply to Khan and the other mullahs.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20030701113046179   (527 words)

  
 Qawwali-Sufi Music Of Pakistan - Music - Qawwali-Sufi Music Of Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sufi mysticism extends into musical passion in the form of Qawwali, the music performed by such artists as the Sabri Brothers and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
I was trying to find this type of music for years but now i hav found it.
Their songs are some of the most spiritual, and best qawallis in Pakistan.
buy.saleablegoods.com /cat/OOPRILIIDB000006E4A.html   (441 words)

  
 McIntire Department of Music
Known as qawwali, this ecstatic devotional music of Sufi Muslims deeply engages audiences, traditionally serving to lift devotees into states of mystical ecstasy extolled by Sufi poets.
For years its blend of South Asian culture (poetry and song), remarkable musical talent and mesmerizing effects have attracted a variety of listeners, breaking all barriers from East to West.
The Farid Ayaz Qawwal Brothers ensemble, one of Pakistan's best known groups, has gained international recognition for its renditions of qawwali both the popular traditional form and the more introspective ancient classical style that is seldom heard today.
www.virginia.edu /music/pressrelease/qawall043004.html   (397 words)

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