CDs containing sufi music
have blogged about pathanay khan in the past...other cd's available in the market include the ones released by abida parveen covering baba bullay shah, shah hussain, khwaja ghulam farid….
then there are couple of cd's by zahida parveen, ustaad salamat ali khan and tufail niazi.....quality of production is impressive
abida is an artiste that i have listened to most...i credit her with whatever little knowledge of sufi poetry that i have.......in the shah hussain cd, she has done a brilliant job and this is the cd i like the most...the compositions are traditional and she sounds great
mairaa dil, ranjhan raval mangay (my heart, it yearns for love).....(http://www.apnaorg.com/music/abida/) is the first track on the cd and blows you away with the complete mastery of the artform....if she remains within the sur (and does not go ballistic on you like she does live performances), the performance is spell-binding....
she can sing a shopping list, one reviewer has said of her, and have an audience weeping