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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rock On, Baba Bulleh Shah!

Baba Bulleh Shah, the Sufi mystic, was always a bit of an iconoclast. That is one of the reasons because of which I enjoy reading and listening to his poetry. Unconventional as he was, I am sure he also would approve of the potent combination formed by his poetry and rock music. The following tracks range from rock to rock-fusion, I believe, in terms of genre.

Title: Aleph
Album: Parvaaz
Artiste(s): Junoon

Title: Bulleya
Album: Parvaaz
Artiste(s): Junoon

Title: Bulla Ki Jaana Maen Kaun
Album: Rabbi
Artitste(s): Rabbi Shergill

Title: Bandeya
Album: OST Khuda Ke Liye
Artiste(s): Khawar Javed


Sidhusaaheb said...

I am ashamed to say that while I have heard all these songs, and have even heard of Baba Bulleh Shah. Thank you for this post, I am off to wikipedia to educate myself.

Isn’t Bulla Ki Jaana more like folk?
Deep | Homepage | 03.24.09 – 12:42 pm | #


Well, now you know. :)

Bulla Ki Jaana is rock-fusion, sort of, in the sense that instruments like the mandolin have been used, in addition to the guitar and drums.

It is not based on any folk tune.

Since you seem interested in finding out more about Baba Bulleh Shah, you might also want to check out .

Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 03.24.09 – 3:43 pm | #


I have only heard Bulla ki jana :( and I have liked it a lot yet not explored any further.
Mridula | Homepage | 03.25.09 – 4:47 pm | #


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Sidhusaaheb said...

You have done a nice job of compiling all the Bulla albums in one post.
MP | Homepage | 04.06.09 – 7:17 am | #


lolz @ rock on bulleh shah ;)

BTW Bandeya is not sung by Ahmed Jahanzaib .. I’ve forgotten the name of that singer but definitely not AHmed :)

How are you?
Asma | Homepage | 05.20.09 – 12:12 pm | #


@Asma: Thanks for pointing this out! I’ll update the blog-post accordingly. :)
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.20.09 – 4:07 pm | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

Rahul Sharma Says:

March 25, 2009 at 8:26 am | Reply edit

Thank you hai jee.