Saturday, 20 October 2012

Ustad Munir Khan - Sarangi - LP published 1980 in Holland

Side 1:
1. Raga Darbari Kanada (18:40)
2. Raga Shahana (8:32)

Side 2:
1. Raga Bhimpalashri (13:16)
2. Raga Des (9:31)

"Ustad Munir Khan (born 1926) belongs to a family of distinguished courtmusicians from Rajasthan that goes back many generations. Ustad Munir Khan had his musical eductaion in sarangi and vocal music under the guidance of his father Ustad Nazir Khan (1882-1975) and also became a disciple of Ustad Amir Khan with whom he studied for over forty years. Starting at a young age he participated in concerts with many great masters and he has always been much sought after for sarangi accompaniment by vocalists like Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan, Ummeed Ali Khan and Bibe Khan of Punjab, Ustad Alladiya Khan, Vilayat Hussain Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Nissar Hussain Khan and Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur..."
from the booklet to the CD: Ustad Munir Khan - Ananda, PAN Records, 4016 (2003).


Anonymous said...

Great! You make a very good job. Thank's a lot!;-)

bubai said...

Tawfiq ji - First thanks for posting this wonderful music. I am glad I discovered your blog.

I had a question though - I have two previous albums (folders rather). In one there are hindustani ragas played - with the artiste name "Munir Khan". In the other I have the artiste named "Munir Sarhadi" and the album/instrument named "Sarinda" (not sure which).

Since the Sarinda and Sarangi are similar instruments I am having the confusion if these artistes (Munir Sarhadi & Munir Khan) are the same person ?

You help will be appreciated.

bubai said...

Thanks for the music Tawfiq ji.

It seems I have resolved the question. The two are different artistes. Munir Sarhadi (1922-1980) was a Pashto Sarinda player from Peshawar, Khyper-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Munir Khan plays the related instrument Sarangi, and is from Rajasthan, India.