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Rambling on: Main Nay Kaha (cont.)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Main Nay Kaha (cont.)

Manpreet, the link that I gave previously has disappeared. Sorry but it contained the lyrics as well albiet in roman

I have found this courtesy

“Main Nay Kaha” is a satirical poem by the famous leftist poet Habib Jalib called “Musheer” (Advisor). Jalib wrote it in response to a conversation he had with Hafiz Jalandari during the time of Ayub Khan’s dictatorship.

It remains just as fresh and valid today.
This poem has been put to music by Laal (Shahram Azhar & Taimur Rahman) a new Pakistani music group dedicated to resistance music and poetry. Shahram Azhar and Taimur Rahman are also political activists of the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party and their poetry, music, and activism constitute an integrated whole the essence of which is always revolutionary. The CMKP has been an integral part of the lawyers movement and the movement for democracy in Pakistan.

The music video contains real images of events in Karachi, London, and Lahore during the tumultuous period between December 27th and February 18th. The song and video were recorded on a shoe-string budget of one session each.

This video and song are connected to a documentary on a journey through a life-changing period in the history of Pakistan. The journey begins in Pakistan on the eve of the assassination of Benazir and the ensuing grief, violence, and carnage. The film maker travels to London to discover a group of young activists organizing protests against Emergency rule. Following these activists full circle to Pakistan, the documentary captures the events around the 2008 elections. The film thus captures a moment in the life of Pakistan, from Benazir’s assassination to the elections, through the lens of young activists. The documentary by Widei Films will also be released shortly.
Credits:Habib Jalib - Mainay Uss Say Yeh KahaShahram Azhar - VocalsTaimur Rahman - MusicMahvash Waqar - Backing VocalsTaimur Khan - Director ProducerDita Peskova - Assistant DirectorJamie Mill - Recording DirectorLaal & Taimur Khan - Music ProducerWIDEi Films - Production Company


Blogger Manpreet said...

Thanks for taking the trouble to do it again. But somehow YouTube doesnt work on my pc, Guess there is a bug or something, and for now I am unable to do something about it. But I will surely wait for the roman text of the work, whenever you can do it. Either post it here, or email it to me.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visited the site- and listened some of the poems of HABIB JALIB

Maine us...

Jaag mere Punjab ....

visit also -


10:10 PM  

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