Every Thursday, we feature a collection of the best and most recent podcasts we have on Patari. This week, you get an an added bonus: a poetry playlist! Featuring works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Jaun Elia, recitations by Alea Rizvi, Sajjad Ali and Dastangoi, this is not to be missed.
Musadiq Sanwal – husband, father, son, dear friend and a true artist. He loved performing live for music lovers and beloved friends, and was an avid composer and promoter of indigenous music. Despite being trained in Indian classical music, Sanwal was best known for his Sufi and folk music. he also composed across mediums for theatre, radio, documentaries, and alternative film to storytelling productions, each resonating with a familiar, everyday Pakistan.
Kaagha, his last album, is one in which Sanwal’s effortless vocals capture the essence of Sufiyaana kalaam by Baba Farid, Shah Hussain, Amir Khusru, Shakeel Badayuni and Bhagat Kabir. Sanwal’s musical composition is complemented by Bilal Brohi’s instrumentation. In this wondrous set, ancient folklore flows into modernity, heedless of time’s constructs, crystallized effortlessly.