Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The MJ Show #46 (Modern Sufi Songs)

As a radio jockey on FM Rainbow, I often had to do an hour of Hindi music. Whenver I got a chance to do that, I would try and avoid playing the regular Bollywood diet. Instead I would try to play Indipop, Indirock and a lot of Sufi/Classical based songs.
Tonight, thanks to a recommendation of one our regular readers/listeners here I have decided to share some of those songs with you.
So these songs are dedicated to Honey Singh aka @midaymasala on twitter who suggested I do this show :)
Here we go...

First up I have a Roop Kumar Rathod sung song from a movie called Anwar.
1st Song - Roop Kumar Rathod - Maula Mere Maula #TheMJshow

Another song I loved from Anwar was this next one.
2nd Song - Kshitij and Shilpa Rao - Javeda Zindagi (Tose Naina Lagey) #TheMJshow

Another reason I loved this song is because it was sung by a girl I've had the pleasure of singing along with on stage. I think she's a fabulous singer and even better human being. Keep a look out for the awesome Shilpa Rao! :)

I've got a brilliant song from a movie called Kalyug coming up next.
3rd Song - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - Jiya Dhadak Dhadak #TheMJshow

Kailash Kher has had many brilliant songs but this next one is my favourite.
4th Song Kailash Kher - Teri Deewani #TheMJshow

Can't possibly miss out this one can I? This one's for @shubhodeep_pal
Bonus Song - Kailash Kher - Saiyaan #TheMJshow

I remember when this song came out. The good chaps at Sony Music called me over to see the video. The moment I heard the song, I was sold. I knew I wanted to feature it on my show. Brilliant track this. Check it out!
5th Song - Master Saleem - Sajni #TheMJshow

I've loved this next singer ever since I first heard him. This next song was one of my favourites by this legend.
6th Song - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Tere Bin Nahi Lagda #TheMJshow

These 2 next songs are two of the biggest reasons I fell in love with Nusrat saheb's music even more. Check them out. If they don't blow your mind, I'll stop putting up these shows :)
(It's a figure of speech incidentally, if you are one of those rare few who don't care about both these songs...tough luck. I ain't stopping sharing these songs!)
Bonus Song - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Eddie Vedder - Face of Love #TheMJshow

Both these songs are from the soundtrack of
Bonus Song - Eddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan- The Long Road #TheMJshow

Another song in the "Teri" series albums. This beautiful song was sung by Roop Kumar Rathod.
7th Song - Roop Kumar Rathod - Teri Justajoo (Saware) #TheMJshow

The next song had become a phenomenon of sorts. I think people would still love it a lot had it not been overplayed a lot. Nevertheless I think it was fabulous and here it is...
8th Song - Rabbi Shergill - Bulla Ki Jaana Maen Kaun #TheMJshow

This next song is the first video made by one of my favourite bands of the subcontinent. I had the awesome pleasure of hanging out with them and watching them up close. I have proof that the best musicians and singers are also the most humble. The singer of this band, Javed Bashir is absolutely STUNNING! Never heard them? Lucky you. Here's your first taste then.
And if you're already a know exactly what I'm talking about! :)
9th Song - Mekaal Hasan Band - Raba #TheMJshow

My favourite song of this genre however is this song by a band that I've had the pleasure of meeting and hanging around with when they released their second album. I'm talking about the brilliant Pakistani band Fuzon (supposed to be pronounced as Fusion not Fu Zon as most people do :) ) This song was when Shafqat Amanat Ali was their singer. I think the entire album "Sagar" was stunning!
10th Song - Fuzon - Mora Saiyan (Khamaj) #TheMJshow

Had to give you one more track by the guys. This one's with their new singer Rameez Mukhtar. Fab song again!
Bonus Track - Fuzon - Neend Na Aye #TheMJshow

Really nice song by A.R.Rahman coming up from the soundtrack of Jodhaa Akhbar.
11th Song - A.R.Rahman - Khwaja Mere Khwaja #TheMJshow

Here's a brilliant song from Delhi 6 which also had music by A.R.Rahman. This one's for Suparna who suggested it :)
12th Song - Javed Ali and Kailash Kher - Arziyaan #TheMJshow

And now...the song that kinda kicked off this genre...or atleast popularized it a LOT. This one's for @soulucky :)
13th Song - Junoon - Sayonee #TheMJshow

I know I've missed out a lot of great songs. I'll have them in a second episode of Sufi songs...but next up, I'll give you my favourite modern songs with a classical background. I think Indian Classical music is possibly the most beautiful things in the world and when fused well with western music...nothing beats it!

Right then...It's time for me to say...take care...and good night. :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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