In this world, a small number of people do not need any introduction their work become their identity. These are chosen few who excel in their field and when the leave the leave with a huge gap behind that can never be filled. Mehdi Hassan the “Maestro of Ghazal” or “King of Ghazal” is one of them. His astonishing contributions in the field of eastern music have been an identity for him as well as Pakistan. Since he started his career, when he was given an opportunity to sing on Radio Pakistan in 1957 primarily as a thumri singer, he proved to be an exception and remain icon throughout his life.
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There is a famous Punjabi saying that says, “Potter faced the anger when lord fell from the donkey”. Our politics seems to be the same lord that drops all his anger and frustration on poor potter when the real culprit is donkey. There are many issues need urgent solution but authorities are busy in moulding non issues to be issue, ultimately potter like nation suffers. This Afternoon, Punjab Assembly passed a resolution to seek ban on the concerts causing ‘problem’.
Many years ago, a lean young man came to Karachi from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) with hopes of better future in the music industry. He started his struggle with gigs at a cafe located on Tariq road, Karachi. Later on, this young man appeared on TV with his guitar, his only companion in this city, on Sohail Rana’s music show for children kids show. Who knew that in future this young man will become the pioneer of pop music in Pakistan, his Albela Rahi was the official beginning of pop music in Pakistan. We know this Albela Rahi as Alamgir, One of the most electrifying performers Pakistan ever produced on musical front.
I will not define TED all over again as many has already done that. I am more concerned to the E of TED, here it represents “entertainment” and it is one regular feature of TED or TEDx events. Entertainment is not just about fun only; it can be helpful in elaborating tough subjects with ease and less time. The best example can be Junoon and Shehzad Roy trying to redefined Poetry of Iqbal in late 90s.
TEDx is coming to Lahore again; where team of TEDxLahore is busy in designing the third edition of the event and the work is underway TEDxAnarkali is coming to add music to the TEDx legacy of the city. Music is the feature of this event to celebrate the E of TEDx.
Its been said that Pop was introduced to Pakistani Music by her well there i might have conflict with this statement but it is true she was one prime pop star of Pakistan and it is true as well that she introducesd pop to Indian music. Nazia Hassan left us around eleven years ago but her melodius voice is still alive in the form of the work she has done in her field. The journey of super hit music that started with Aap Jaisa koi of Bollywood film Qurbani took her to the pinacles of fame and she maintained that hight with one hit after the other… her songs like Aankhain milany waly, and Dil ki lagi are always in my favorite songs top ranks here i am shareing some of her great songs that i like to listen to again and again and this saturday going to be musical because of her. Therefore, post is dedicated to Nazia Hassan.