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Monday, February 08, 2010

Indo-Pak Collaborations

An on-stage performance, somewhere in the UK, by two artistes from India (Gurdas Mann, Sukhshinder Shinda) and one from Pakistan (Abrar-ul-Haq), has been presented in the video posted below. The track is a part of a Punjabi music album titled Collaborations. The Times of India and Jang groups could very well have invited or, perhaps, could still invite them to join the Aman Ki Asha campaign.

4 comments:

Sidhusaaheb said...

Very nice song, I didn't understand the message but it sounded right to me and it gave me a state of well being. What was it about? I believe the man in the middle had the best voice, was he Gurdas Mann?

Connecting through culture is a very good idea for creating a bridge between the two nations. A similar song was sung at Eurovision contest by Israel ("There must be another way" by singers Noa and Mira Awad) carrying a message of peace between Israel and Palestine.

Take care,

Alexandra

Posted by Alexandra B to I, Me, Myself at Saturday, 13 February 2010 18:31:00 GMT+05:30

Sidhusaaheb said...

Glad to know that you liked it! :)

The man in the middle, indeed, is Gurdas Mann.

They sing about the legend of Heer-Ranjha ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heer_Ranjha ), which is a part of the shared heritage of the natives of Punjab ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab_region).

Fi said...

I agree, good idea to join the campaign..

Messages of peace through music, poetry, paintings etc can often have more effect than 'prompted' words by politicians....and in this case, doubly so since there is also the collaborative effort from both Pakistan and India.

How do we know said...

The heading is right.. Gurdas Mann Rules... after all these years, i still cannot get over the paternal feeling that one gets out of his songs..

And of course, Heer is a recurrent theme in his songs...

 
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