This is great music, thanks tawfiq! An Afghan tape made in India...interesting. There must be some story behind why they made these tapes in India.
it was not made in India brother , it was made in Kabul afghanistan , in Badoor music and it is in jade nader pashtoon, and the years was in 1353,about 47 years ago, and the Singer is Ustad Haji Zaman Shawqi,
I got into Bilton & Hamidullah and then I discovered this one.. WOW!!!Any info about what it says on the tape cover? Is he singing pieces in the various modes or are they stories about people? From the sound, I would guess it is devotional but who knows...=)thank you
Unfortunately one has to understand the language to figure that out. There is hardly any literature about this kind of music. I just guess it is about love. I know that Bilton for example belonged to a Sufi Tariqa. So it could well be that Zaman Shawqi too had some links to the Sufi tradition. Anyway, from the recent book by John Baily (see the post on Ustad Amir Muhammad)it becomes clear that Afghani culture at that time was still deeply permeated by Sufism, as most Oriental cultures.
cool, thanks for the onfo
Tawfiq: thank you so much for these Afghan tapes on your blog and other stuffs. I have some Afghan songs at home on vinyl that haven't been released since on cd. the day i will understand how to put this music on my PC, i will send you the link with photos if you want to put it on your blog.i also see you like Egyptian muunshid, i have a tape from Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni (that i had the chance to see on stage 10 years ago): it's the same, when i will understand how to drop it, i'll send it to you.merci énormément pour ton blog, c'est une mine d'or! julien el rubab (Bordeaux/Fr)
Dear Julien,if you put "digitalize LP" into Google you should find suggestions how to do it. Looking forward to your recordings.Merci for the offertawfiq
By the way, the best way is to connect the stereo equipment with your PC. I use a grogramm and equipment from Pinnacle (at least 15 years old). Good luck.This way you also can hear all the files you have on your PC over your stereo.
Merci tawfik. Today i bought the cable i need to connect my (poor) equipment. I'm on the way :).
Hi Tawfiq, i try to send you something by mail but your yahoo's not working on your profile when i click.
Now it works. From monday on I will be away till about end of june.
His songs were always for lost love and broken heart He had many stories and lots of pain in his life If you need more info about him feel free to contact me Afg.email@example.com
Do you have any of his songs ????Contact me plzAfg.firstname.lastname@example.org
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