Art always alive in our hearts….
Art always alive in our hearts….
I don’t know what happens to me after listening songs of nusrat fateh Ali khan. I feel myself, forgets everything, just relax calm one thing came from my heart that I want to write songs, poems like nusrat fateh Ali khan he is amazing, I don’t know how he writes all these songs,I m huge fan huge huge fan . I don’t know how to react to their lyrics, there mesmerising voice so called qawwali . I don’t know I m nothing in front of their songs lyrics I m zero. nusrat fateh Ali khan died in 1997 but he still lives in our hearts. Nowadays songs came popular for few days and gone, but songs of nusrat fateh Ali khan is alive till the date . nusrat fateh Ali khan very famous around the world their team perform live in Albert hall in London.
I m also big fan shiv Kumar batalvi, Mirza ghalib also they were amazing poets. No one has level to compete with them . Their work has power like I read their poems so many time I find always new about them . I never bored of their work. I listen many times in repeat mode songs of nusrat fateh Ali khan it still hit me and my feelings came into tears . Tears that are hide from many years, I never saw tham they also, but they recognized voices of true words, tears know the pain, sorrow.
I have no words I m blank. I m writer but sometimes writer doesn’t have words to describe art/beauty u can see my eyes when something magical happens.
That’s the beauty of real art that always alive never to die like immortal .
I don’t listen or read too many singers or writer, I have few but they are legends .
Tribute to nusrat fateh Ali Khan-
Khan is often credited as one of the progenitors of “world music”.Widely acclaimed for his spiritual charisma and distinctive exuberance, he was one of the first and most important artists to popularise Qawwali, then considered an “arcane religious tradition”, to Western audiences. His powerful vocal presentations, which could last up to 10 hours, brought forth a craze for his music all over Europe. Alexandra A. Seno of Asiaweek wrote:
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice was otherworldly. For 25 years, his mystical songs transfixed millions. It was not long enough … He performed qawwali, which means wise or philosophical utterance, as nobody else of his generation did. His vocal range, talent for improvisation and sheer intensity were unsurpassed.
Jeff Buckley cited Khan as a major influence, saying of him “He’s my Elvis”, and performing the first few minutes of Khan’s hit “Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai” (including vocals) at live concerts. Many other artists have also cited Khan as an influence, such as Grammy-nominated Pakistani-American Nadia Ali, Peter Gabriel, A. R. Rahman, Sheila Chandra, and Alim Qasimov.Author and neuroscientist Sam Harris cited Khan as one of his favourite musicians of all time.
Paul Williams picked a concert performance by Khan for inclusion in his 2000 book The 20th Century’s Greatest Hits: a ‘top-40’ list, in which he devotes a chapter each to what he considers the top 40 artistic achievements of the 20th century in any field (including art, movies, music, fiction, non-fiction, science-fiction).The Derek Trucks Band covers Khan’s songs on two of their studio albums. Their 2002 album Joyful Noise includes a cover of “Maki Madni”, which features a guest performance by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s nephew. 2005’s Songlines includes a medley of two of Khan’s songs, “Sahib Teri Bandi” and “Maki Madni”. This medley first appeared on the band’s live album Live at Georgia Theatre, which was released in 2004.
Something about Mirza ghalib –
Mirza Ghalib was a gifted letter writer. Not only Urdu poetry but prose is indebted to Mirza Ghalib. His letters gave foundation to easy and popular Urdu. Before Ghalib, letter writing in Urdu was highly ornamental. He made his letters “talk” by using words and sentences as if he were conversing with the reader. According to him Sau kos se ba-zaban-e-qalam baatein kiya karo aur hijr mein visaal ke maze liya karo (from a hundred of miles talk with the tongue of the pen and enjoy the joy of meeting even when you are separated). His letters were very informal; sometimes he would just write the name of the person and start the letter. He was very humorous and wrote very interesting letters. In one letter he wrote, “Main koshish karta hoon ke koi aisi baat likhoon jo padhe khush ho jaaye’” (I want to write lines such that whoever reads them would enjoy them). Some scholars say that Ghalib would have the same place in Urdu literature on the basis of his letters only. They have been translated into English by Ralph Russell in The Oxford Ghalib.
Ghalib was a chronicler of a turbulent period. One by one, Ghalib saw the bazaars — Khas Bazaar, Urdu Bazaar, Kharam-ka Bazaar, disappear, and whole mohallas (localities) and katras (lanes) vanish. The havelis (mansions) of his friends were razed to the ground. Ghalib wrote that Delhi had become a desert. Water was scarce. Delhi was “a military camp”. It was the end of the feudal elite to which Ghalib had belonged. He wrote:
“An ocean of blood churns around me-
Alas! Were these all!
The future will show
What more remains for me to see.”
Something about Shiv Kumar batalvi-
Shiv Kumar Batalvi met a girl named Maina at a fair in Baijnath. When he went back to look for her in her hometown, he heard the news of her death and wrote his elegy Maina. This episode was to prefigure numerous other partings that would serve as material to distil into poems. Perhaps the most celebrated such episode is his fascination for Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari’s daughter who left for the US and married someone else. When he heard of the birth of her first child, Shiv wrote ‘Main ek shikra yaar banaya’, perhaps his most famous love poem. It’s said that when she had her second child, someone asked Shiv whether he would write another poem. Shiv replied ‘Have I become responsible for her? Am I to write a poem on her every time she gives birth to a child?’ Sounds much better in Punjabi (main oda theka leya hoyaa? Oho bacche banayi jave te main ode te kavita banayi javan?). That lady love is still alive (as in 2017) and leading a sad and melancholy life far away from India. During a recent visit to India she confided in a close friend that Shiv holds a special place in her heart and she also finds the image of Shiv in some distant stars. She doesn’t wish to open the old chapters due to sensitivities of two families involved in it. Let’s hope and wish that millions of Shiv’s fans are told the other side of the story, some day !!..
Picture of Shiv Kumar Batalvi,Mirza Ghalib, Nusrat fateh Ali khan .
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