From the Archives: Kheyal Mohammad

 

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Kheyal Mohammad

In recent weeks I’ve become virtual friends with the members of a group called Tabla for Two. Abigail (on harmonium, mainly) and Masood (on tabla) are a fantastic little duo based in the NE United States who are bringing Afghan, Pakistani and even Indian folk music to new audiences. And reworking those traditional songs and beats in new ways. I wrote an article on them for Scroll.in as part of my regular Sunday Sounds column which you can read here.

Today on Facebook Masood and Abigail posted a video of them doing a Kheyal Mohammad ghazal.  That got me thinking. It might be time for readers to revisit the sounds of the Khyber Pass (and Khyber Bazaar) from this Pashto hero of music that I posted here nearly 3 years ago.  I hope you enjoy it. The link has been refreshed so feel free to download this rare collection of Pashto songs.

 

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