Turkish music

Source – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF57ERall-o&feature=PlayList&p=33B29C5C5CC45DAF&playnext_from=PL&index=184

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[I am not sure but I guess Turks are the biggest ethnic group and tribe in the world. From Uyghurs in China (Eastern Turkistan occupied/aministrated by China) to Bulgars in Balkans (Eastern Europe) they are spread all over as Turk rule was from China to Europe. They speak and write same language with different dialects and scripts. Tataris are also Turkish including all people in Central Asia. Central Asia was the center of the world not long ago, even today the buildings of universities and schools of international repute in Samarkand and Bukhara are living examples of the past glory.

I was amazed to see in movie, Qublai Khan grand son of Changez Khan, addressing to Marcopolo (Italian travelogue writer) as “Barbarian”. Marcopolo risked his life and traveled to Central Asia just to see the magnificent empire and development there as Europe was in Dark ages. This was not too long ago.

Turkish Music also has different flavours, but base language and culture is same. You will see similar dance and music through out. I found most of the Turkish music from Turkey kind of sadistic and their voice is heavy, but it appeals Turks of course. Turkish music in other parts of Central Asia and Europe is kind of mix – Munawar Ali].

Courtesy: Above music posted by Munawar Ali at Sindhi lists.

Do not criticize parliament very harshly

Don’t vilify parliament – by I.A. Rehman

Courtesy: Dawn

If the practice of abusing parliamentarians left, right and centre, started by authoritarian rulers, continues the transition to democracy will never be completed.

That the constitutional reform package should have come under attack in some quarters did not cause any surprise because the concept of democratic consensus is alien to Pakistan’s political barons. What is astonishing is the degree of freedom from good sense shown by some elements while demonising parliament.

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Albanian music – Turkish influence

Source- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsGbpLg3Oqk&feature=PlayList&p=33B29C5C5CC45DAF&playnext_from=PL&index=22

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Albania used to be only muslim country in Europe, now we have Kosovo(ethnic Albanians) and Bosnia. Whole of Eastern Europe was under Turkish rule. What I have seen is that if a nation is not so advanced in science and technology they normally are very advanced in culture and language. This is true of Albanians, Sindhis and Arabs for example. They have produced very popular singers, musicians and artists. Albanian music is very popular in Eastern Europe and here is videos with great voice and nice music. You will clearly see Turkish influence there and will enjoy:

Courtesy: Above music posted by Munawar Ali at Sindhi lists.

4th April 1979: The Black Day

April 4, 1979 Was The Day When The Founder Of Peoples Party (PPP), Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged at Central jail, Rawalpindi, and he is buried in Village Cemetery at Garhi Khuda Baksh, Larkano, Sindh.

تون ملئين تي ملامت ڪيئي
تڏهن ڦاسي تي چاڙهيو وئين
تون اڀرن جي امامت ڪيئي
تڏهن ڦاسي تي چاڙهيو وئين
تون بگهڙن سان بغاوت ڪيئي
تڏهن ڦاسي تي چاڙهيو وئين
مرڻ کانپوء ڀٽا صاحب
اوهان تي گل رتا هوندا۔
_سرويچ سجاولي۔

You were hanged because you cursed against the mullahs,
You were hanged because you led the weak,
You were hanged because you rebelled against the wolves,
There will always lay the red roses over you, Mr Bhutto,
after your death.
-Sarwech Sujawali., Sindhi poet of people/
Translation by: Hasan Mujtaba.