Watayo Faqeer is a Sindhi folk story character. On a very cold night his mother said: “Wataya! You are close to God. It’s very cold tonight, can’t you ask God to spare a little bit of fire from hell to keep poor people like us warm here?” Said Watayo; “Amma [Mother], There is no fire in hell. Everyone has to bring his own.”
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Palestinian Folk Dance [Dabke]
Dabke in Arabic is literally “stamping of the feet. “The leader, called raas (“head”) or lawweeh (“waver”), is allowed to improvise on the type of dabke. ….
Via » Chagatai Khan » YouTube
Balochi song – (with lyrics translation)
A song in Balochi for all those who never heard the language, but have thrived on the resources of Baluchistan. Akhtar Chanal and Komal Rizvi performing Daanah Pah Daanah in coke studio season 4 episode 1. Translation is embedded in the video.
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1985 – Sindhi Kafi by Qamar Soomro
Sindhis of KUTCH, India
Washington Sindhis Join in “Sindhi Culture Celebration Day” Festivities
It is not only Sindhi-speaking people who are participating but also Pashto-speaking Sindhis, Urdu-speaking Sindhis, and Punjabi-speaking Sindhis, who live in Sindh are demonstrating their love for Sindh.
By Khalid Hashmani
The Sindhis who live in and around the Washington DC area joined festivities of the annual “Sindhi Culture Celebration Day”. The event was organized by Mrs. Nasreen and Mr. Iqbal Tareen at their residence in McLean suburb on the night between Saturday, November 19 and November 20, 2011. Several local Sindhis joined Tareens in this event to make it a memorable celebration of Sindhi culture, language and identity.
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Sindhi folk song “Chhallro” by Kaajal Chandiramani
A beautiful Sindhi folk song “Chhallro” by Kaajal Chandiramani, Kaajal’s melodious voice makes one feel like dancing…. Dance by, Bhavna Taurani, Karishma Ganglani, Kritika Ramchandani, Poonam Kateja, Sapna Bhambhani in Sindhyat ji Mauj, A Grand Evening of Dance, Mauj & Masti at Shaikh Rashid Auditorium – Dubai Event Organized by Asha Chand.
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Sindhis of Rajasthan – Folk Song Rano (Sindhi folktales of Thar)
Sindhis of Rajasthan, India
Sindhi folk song – MUHINJA MITHA
Sindhis of Katchh, India
Having lost its independence, amalgamated into Gujarat, like mainland Sindh, Kutchis are also facing a demographic and linguistic challenge. After partition in 1947, Kutchis are cut-off from their fellow Sindhis in Sindh but they are trying to hang on to their dialect of Sindhi, culture and traditions.
ALAM LOHAR’S JUGNI
THIS IS ONE OF ALAM LOHAR’S CLASSIC HITS: WHICH IS ORIGINALLY HIS, CALLED JUGNI: THIS UPDATED VERSION WAS ORIGINALLY SUNG IN 1965, AND HE RECEIVED A GOLD L.P FOR THIS SONG, AND SINCE HAS BEEN SUNG BY MANY OTHER SINGERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
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Delhi – Shabnam Virmani
Shabnam Virmani is a filmmaker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. 7 years ago she started travelling with folk singers in Malwa, Rajasthan and Pakistan in a quest for the spiritual and socio-political resonances of the 15th century mystic poet Kabir in our contemporary worlds. Among the tangible outcomes of these journeys were a series of 4 musical documentary films, several music CDs and books of the poetry in translation (www.kabirproject.org). Inspired by the inclusive spirit of folk music, she has begun to play the tambura and sing folk songs of Kabir herself. Currently she is working on co-creating a web-museum of Kabir poetry & music with folk singer communities in India and developing ideas for taking mystic poetry and folk music to school classrooms. She continues to journey to new areas such as Kutch, Gujarat and draw inspiration not only from Kabir, but also other mystic poets of the sub-continent [such as Shah Abdul Latif] and the oral folk traditions that carry them to us. Her earlier work consisted of several video and radio programs created in close partnership with grassroots women’s groups in India.
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RAAT – MOOMAL RANO
Made on a famous folk tale of Sindh, MOOMAL RANO. Shots in NAU-KOT THARPARKAR, Sindh, Pakistan. SWEET & LOVELY SONG IN SINDHI LANGUAGE. POETRY: SHAIKH AYAZ.
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‘Flood-hit women abandoned by govt, relief agencies
SINDH: KARACHI – The worst victims of the last year’s flood have been the women of the province as the government and other relief agencies did not give them priority while their issues still remain largely unaddressed.
This was pointed out by speakers at a dialogue held on women rights hosted by women wing of Sindhi Association of North America. SANA vice-president Noor Nisa Ghanghro presided over the session, which was attended by a large number of political and women rights’ activists.
The speakers emphasised that all poverty-alleviation programmes must address the gender poverty issue while particularly focusing on rural women
Expressing grave concern over a recent report from the flood-hit areas of Sindh that over a million rural women were suffering from blood anaemia, they demanded that the authorities concerned should take the issue seriously and immediately help the womenfolk of the province. …
Read more : Pakistan Today
Sindh saves the day
by Nadeem F. Paracha
Plans are afoot to build the world’s first ever international Sufi university near Bhit Shah in Sindh.
The main purpose of the institution would be to promote interfaith and intercultural education to tackle extremism in the country.
Such a thought and project could only have come about in Sindh. Especially in the context of what Pakistan has beengoing through in the last many years. …
Read more : blog.Dawn
Seraiki song : DIL TANGAY
A song which manages to stir all your senses, sung by Zafer Ali Khan who excels with his raw, stroking and sensitive voice, lyrics by Baba Bhulle Shah and composed by Shahzad Hasan (Vital Signs) for drama serial “RANI” of PTV.
We do care and we can make a difference if we try : Begging bowl of the artist Zeenat Sheikh broken by music lovers
Benefit show for financial help of of Zeenat Sheikh was great Suceess. Begging bowl of the artist was broken by art lovers
by Ali Akbar Hingorjo
Begging bowl of folk artist was broken . We are thankful to the civil society and music lovers of Sindh for their generous participation in Zeenat Sheikh Benefit Show organized by Radio Pakistan Hyderabad. The aged folk singer was really moved by the respect given by the people of her land. Hope our people will continue this trend of providing help and paying tribute to their artists during their life time.
January 16, 2011
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More news about folk Singer Zeenat Sheikh : DAWN NEWS CHANNEL REPORT
Folk artiste begs on Thatta streets
By Iqbal Khwaja
THATTA: The frail memory of music lovers had forgotten a voice once they cherished to the depth of their souls.
A sought-after singer now sings in same high-pitched voice but with a begging bowl. Though, her voice had not lost its charm but perhaps her age has.
Zeenat Shaikh, a renowned folk singer of yester-year can be seen loitering on Thatta streets with a faint hope of seeking alms. …
Read more : Dawn
Sindhi folk dance Chhalaro at Nagpur India
Sindhi folk dance Chhalaro performed by Sudha Masand and group at Nagpur India. Migrant Sindhis from Sindh are settled in Nagpur, India. Hindu Sindhis are scattered all over the world and India but mostly concentrated in Ulhasnagar (near Bombay) and Nagpur in province of Maharashtra.
An absolutely enthralling Punjabi folk music
Coke Studio Sessions. Produced by Rohail Hyatt.
Sindhi Saaz “Surando”
M. Faqir Muhano is playing a Sindhi Saz named “Surando”.
A Rajasthani (Thari)song : I am dying, crying, as my sweet darling left me alone
“hoon ta mari jawan.. hoon dari jawana haikli roee maraan… maari jind ro mithoro mina chhori gayoo” (I am dying.. I am scared and will die crying, as my sweet darling left me alone)… A great Rajasthani song, explaining the level of her pain when beloved left aboard and she is alone at home ….
Kashmiri song : RoshWala Dilbaro
Sindhi Folk Song : WANI AENDO WATHAN AJ DHOLNO
SINDHI CULTURAL SONG CHALARO
Musarat Nazir wonderful folk song
Others may agree or disagree but the fact is that the Punjabi culture and language is closer to Sindhi culture and language. Physically we share the same land from centuries and have similar culture. Of course present Sindh, Punjab and almost whatever is called Pakistan now, was referred to as Indus civilization historically. Political rifts after creation of Pakistan have made us differentiate each other, probably this is one of the thing we have after partition.
Well here is wonderful folk song from Musarat Nazir, listen to the language and you should easily follow it, whether you know Punjabi or not.