In my Islamabad days I frequented a friend’s adda where we drank whiskey, ate kababs, discussed literature and love and generally indulged our male needs.
Among those needs was music and one day many years after I had moved away from Pakistan, and was visiting the gang on a short visit to the Land of the Pure, I was handed a bunch of cds. This is one of them. Abida Parveen, it said on the cover, but with no details. The recording was not the best, and there were no song titles attached.
I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year then to remember old dear friends with some stellar singing from the one and only Ms Parveen.
For those who are better trained than your humble servant please feel free to tell me the titles of the songs, and whether they are ‘rare’ as I have so impudently suggested.
In the meantime, Happy New Year to all dear readers and listeners of Harmonium! May we all enjoy much good music in the next 12 months and break down ever more walls!