Like Father Like Son: Arif Lohar

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Like father like son. Arif Lohar’s music, which we share tonight, is very much in the tradition of Punjabi folk singing which his father, Sher-e-Punjab (Lion of Punjab) Alam Lohar made famous a generation ago. Rustic, rural and often rousing this is music of the country fair (mela), the village wedding and the religious festival. Though in the latter case there is very little religious content in most of the songs. Essentially, this music is theatrical both stylistically and contextually. Much of it comes directly out of the rural, travelling music/drama nautanki shows that are popular across northern India.

Rather the songs, often duets between man and woman, are flirtatious, suggestive and combative. Instrumentation is very basic: drums, chimta (blacksmith’s tongs) and these days various electronic keyboards.

Arif Lohar, who tried his luck as a Punjabi movie actor, before scurrying back to the family trade of singing, has a keening voice that shares Bill Monroe’s bluegrass intensity. But whereas Monroe’s singing had an almost choking feel to it Lohar sings with a great open throat that never seems to tire.

In recent years Lohar has reached new audiences with his appearances on the hugely popular TV music show, Coke Studio. His rendition of his father’s most famous song, Jugni, has ticked over 23million views!

His music is always exciting and invigorating. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Beqadar Naal Yaar_ Gems of Pakistan

Track Listing: (Part 1)

01 Bai Ja Tracter Te

02 Barah Barsi Khatan Gaya Si

03 Bazaar Makke Diyan Chhaliyan

04 Ghar Nu Chheti Aaja

 

Pt.1

 

 

Track Listing (Part 2)

05 Iddan Aaiyan

06 Naiyo Bhulna

07 Mere Warga Na Kisse Nu

08 Sada Dhol Khali Ae

09 Laayi Beqadar Naal Yaar

 

Pt. 2

 

Track Listing: (Part 3)

01 Kuven te Pani

02 Maula Teriyan Beparwaiyan

03 Heere Moti Sone Baal Di

04 Mahiya Ve Mahiya

05 Kundi Khol Ke Baithiyan

Pt. 3

19 thoughts on “Like Father Like Son: Arif Lohar

  1. Sorry Nate I d/l Part 1-2-3- and it seems Part 2 and Part 3 has the same tracvks from Part 1 ie, all 3 parts have these 4 songs-
    01 Bai Ja Tracter Te

    02 Barah Barsi Khatan Gaya Si

    03 Bazaar Makke Diyan Chhaliyan

    04 Ghar Nu Chheti Aaja

    Am I doing something wrong ? Pls check your end also. Thanks buddy. Cheers:)

  2. So sorry Nate I d/l all 3 again but Part 3 tracks not in any of them….ie missing these-
    Track Listing: (Part 3)

    01 Kuven te Pani

    02 Maula Teriyan Beparwaiyan

    03 Heere Moti Sone Baal Di

    04 Mahiya Ve Mahiya

    05 Kundi Khol Ke Baithiyan

    apprec yr feedback and sorry inconvenience. Cheers🙂

      • No no…. please do not take that ‘drastic’ step….. how else will we get to hear more Gems then :):),,, but yah clicked on PT 3 link and er… got this now
        qte
        The file you are trying to access is no longer available publicly
        unqte

        Did you see good ol Murphy doin all this ?:)
        cheers

  3. Nate,

    Sorry but Pt. 1 link gives the following message:
    “The file you are trying to access is no longer available publicly.”
    Can’t wait to hear this and as always greatly appreciated.

    Steven

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