Best Rendition of Great Poetry -- Part 1


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Best Rendition of Great Poetry -- Part 1
These are not reviews as who I am to review greats; and neither is it about vocalists but more about the message carried by that voice. Respect for message and the one who envisioned it.

1. Kalam e Iqbal -- Khudi Ka Sare Nihan by Shafqat Amanat Ali & Sanam Marvi:

Interpreting religion based on our selfish requirements; where have we come to as a generation. Allama Iqbal the true visionary sensed the path and penned down Khudi Ka Sare Nihan . Then again we have deviated so far from the riotous path that “Na Woh Ghaznavi Mein Tarap Rahi, Na Kham Hai Zulf-e-Ayaz Mein......” Shafqat Amanat Ali & Sanam Marvi lay down their hearts into putting across this graceful message.

Official Website: Allama Iqbal
Wikipedia: Allama Iqbal
Facebook: Allama Iqbal
Wikipedia: Shafqat Amanat Ali
Wikipedia: Sanam Marvi

 Allama Iqbal, Shafqat Amanat Ali & Sanam Marvi

2. Faiz Ahmad Faiz -- Bahar Aaye by Tina Sani:

A classic rendition of complicated message put across in such an elegant and simple manner. A trait possessed by both Tina Sani and Faiz Ahmad Faiz difference is one does it through voice and the other through pen. Bahar Aaye signifies returning of memories both desired and undesired as one makes his or her way through life; memories buried deep and the one’s cherished do find their way to reach you.

Official Website: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Wikipedia: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Facebook: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Wikipedia: Tina Sani
Facebook: Tina Sani

 Faiz Ahmad Faiz & Tina Sani

3. Shad Azimabadi – Dhoondo Ge Agar Mulkon Mulkon by Abida Parveen:

Words that bring calmness; as it seems listening to this classic slows everything in surrounding and you feel a mysterious love for your existence. These words are not solely for our nation but for every nation whose foundation is laid by blood and tears. Listening to this classic a thought couldn’t escape my mind that as a nation we know the misery brought by lives lost since we have a country beneath our feet with every inch colored by blood of lost lives but still we continue on our ill path forgetting the pain and grief brought by death. This simplistic message blended with feelings requests people to guide the ones who have failed and to respect one’s roots as to return when time calls for it and time is calling now.

Biography: Shad Azimabadi
Wikipedia: Abida Parveen
Facebook: Abida Parveen

 Shad Azimabadi & Abida Parveen

4. Khawaja Ghulam Farid -- Husn-e-Haqiqi by Arieb Azhar:

Arieb Azhar in his deep and rich voice pays tribute to Khawaja Ghulam Farid and Khawaja Ghulam Farid pays tribute to one entity setting every rule in our surrounding; that one entity who has given flight to birds, who has given feelings to human beings and the one signified by everything around us. Yet this entity possesses many names but existence is without doubt.

Wikipedia: Khawaja Ghulam Farid
Facebook: Khawaja Ghulam Farid
Wikipedia: Arieb Azhar
Facebook: Arieb Azhar

 Khawaja Ghulam Farid & Arieb Azhar

5. Faiz Ahmad Faiz -- Umeed-e-Sahar by Laal Band:

Hope for a new dawn; never had the message made more sense to me. Faiz pens the story of a message coming not from a person but as it feels to be a collective voice of a generation; a message to change our ways as it comes from a generation who has suffered; a generation unable to mend their ways. But as we stutter on the path laid for nations to reach greatness; Faiz message is once more conveyed to us Laal with a heartfelt voice and combination of localized music to signify the message is for us.

Official Website: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Wikipedia: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Facebook: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Wikipedia: Laal Band
Facebook: Laal Band

 Faiz Ahmad Faiz & Laal Band

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