From the Archives: Ustad Mohammad Sharif Poonchwaley and Sadiq Ali Khan Mando and Master Sohni Khan

Mirasi minstrels. Moradabad. 1870

Mirasi minstrels. Moradabad. 1870

Another wonderful dip into the Archvies of the original Washerman’s Dog blog and the Music Pakistan series.

In September 1986 I  arrived in Lahore, Pakistan for a year of intensive Urdu language study.  As an eager recently graduated university student I made a point of meeting as many people who could introduce to me to that mythical beast the ‘real’ Pakistan.  How the connection was made I don’t recall but I do remember that I spent several days hanging out at the home of one Raza Kazim a left-leaning lawyer who had recently been released from jail. He had written a book of his experiences which included solitary confinement and torture.  He gifted me a copy which I used over the year as a text for my slowly improving Urdu. (Original post and links)

More from the Archives: Links Restored

mWPIVofPGHbhNPV1dF9cvSwFrom January 2012: Bengali baul music and folk music from Bangladesh

From January 2012: Mystical Music from Malwa: Kabir and Meera

From January 2014: Sitar Music from Poonchwaley and Bannerjee

 

From the Archives: Mohammad Sharif Poonchwaley and Mohammad Sadiq Mando

A third instalment from the archives. This is from March 2011 and features two of Pakistan’s great classical musicians._47687228_p1010495

Funny how we become entangled in much larger webs.

In September 1986 I  arrived in Lahore, Pakistan for a year of intensive Urdu language study.  As an eager recently graduated university student I made a point of meeting as many people who could introduce to me to that mythical beast the ‘real’ Pakistan.  How the connection was made I don’t recall but I do remember that I spent several days hanging out at the home of one Raza Kazim a left-leaning lawyer who had recently been released from jail. He had written a book of his experiences which included solitary confinement and torture.  He gifted me a copy which I used over the year as a text for my slowly improving Urdu.  (go to original post with links)