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
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