Abida Parveen - Abida on the rebound
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 It was love and mystical magic that continued unabated throughout the show with a state-of-the-art stage and sound system, a fitting backdrop and above all, a cultured crowd.

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Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi - The People's Voice
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Haroon Khalid hangs out on the set of Ataullah Esakhelvi's newest music video. 24 year-old Imran, clad in a black leather jacket, sits on a bar chair, playing his brown and white ibanez guitar.

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Runa laila: Magic of Bengal
Written by Anis Shakur   

Millions adore Runa Laila and there has never been anyone quite like her. The immense pathos and longing in Runa's voice was ideal for the tragic Pakistani movies of the 1960s.

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Sabri Brothers - Death of traditional qawwali?
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‘Sar-i-Lamakaan se talab hui’, crooned the Sabri Brothers at their best. Yes, he’s been summoned by the Lamakaan, ‘One with no fixed abode’. And with this comes to an end a glorious chapter in traditional qawwali singing with the passage of Maqbool Ahmed Sabri (1941-2011).
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Ahmed Rushdi: We Miss You
Written by Anis Shakur   

One fine morning in 1954, people were listening a song from radio Pakistan Karachi’s station,The message of the song was unique, the voice was clear and forceful and the lyrics were "Bunder Road say Keamari".

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Popular Playback Singer Saleem Raza Remembered
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One of the enchanting male voices, which helped Pakistani composers of film songs to communicate their creative melodic ideas to the people, specially the cine-goers in the country during the golden era of Pakistani film industry, was that of late Saleem Raza.

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Akhlaq Ahmed: Singing explained
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Sona na chandi na koi mehel jan-e-mun tujh ko mein day sakoon ga ,Phir bhi ye wada hai tujh say tu jo karay pyar mujh say , Chota sa gahr tujh ko doon ga dukh sukh ka saathi banu ga
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Shahnaz Begum: For the love of music
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Kahan ho tum chalay Aao mohabbat ka taqaza hai,Gham-e-duniya say ghabra kar tumhain dil nay pukara hai, kahan ho tum, Tumhari bay rukhi ik din hamari jaan lay lay gee
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Aziz Mian Qawwal is no more
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The speed with which Pakistan has lost several of its frontline Qawwals in recent years has frightened the lovers of devotional music in the country and abroad.

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Habib Wali Mohammad: Rare as a century flower
Written by Anis Shakur   
In 1941, in Bombay, some young music lovers between 17 and 19 years of age were waiting outside a room for an audition.One by one, each candidate went in the room and was tested for his voice, diction, pronunciation and singing abilities..
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Mujeeb Alam: Music first
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Duniya walo tumhari duniya mein, Jeena seekha naheen abhi hum nay, Her qadam per faraib khaya hai, Lut tay deikhi hai her khushi hum nay
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Tufail Niazi - A Legend
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Once in the 1960s, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan persuaded me to accompany him to listen to a man called Tufail at a festive occasion of the deradars of Heera Mandi. Now Amanat Ali was the scion of the still on-the-make Patiala Gharana of singing, and he was unable to set aside his put-on pride.

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Alam Lohar - A trendsetter in folklore
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Muhammad Alam Lohar was a prominent Punjabi folk music singer of Pakistan. He died in 1979 in an accident. He is also credited with popularising the term and song Jugni.

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Zubaida Khanum – Aayey mausam rangeelay
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Zubaida Khanum epitomized the robustness of the rhythm- based music of Lahore, the city that gave us singing stalwarts like Noor Jehan, Suraiya, Shamshad Begum, Zeenat Begum, S.D. Batish,
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Pathana Khan - A soulful voice
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He was born in a Siraiki family of potter about seventy years ago and was named Ghulam Muhammad. As a child he used to suffer from various ailments and someone mentioned that the name Ghulam Muhammad was rather heavy for the child.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Voice Of Pakistan
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All this year, NPR is bringing you the stories of 50 great voices from around the world. Of course, when you're making such a list, there's bound to be debate.

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Nayyara Noor: A Singer for the Soul
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WHEN YOU MEET Nayyara Noor, she strikes you as a housewife next door.She'll talk to you about her children's education, her husband's fondness for sweets and her Insatiable appetite for recipes, She doesn't give you the Impression of being a celebrity.

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Nahid Akhtar: Euphonious voice
Written by Anis Shakur   

In the early 1970s, a cultural program, 'Loak Mela', used to be telecast from Islamabad television station. The show was hosted by Aksi Mufti, son of the popular writer-cum-thinker, Mumtaz Mufti.

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Munni Begum - An enchanting voice obscured
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UNTIL not too long ago, Munni Begum, the stylish ghazal singer was counted among senior vocalists of Pakistan. Her singing style was appreciated and her ghazals and naghmas were enjoyed and applauded not only in Pakistan,
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Mehnaz - Mein jis din bhula doon tera pyar dil say
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RENOWNED classical and ghazal singer, Mehnaz says that her entire family is very artistic in one way or the other and had she not been a singer, she would most certainly have been pursuing some other art-related profession.

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Mehdi Hassan: The virtual virtuoso
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Once in a lifetime, a man is born who will shake the consciousness and passion of the music industry. Such a man is Mehdi Hassan. Khan Saheb Mehdi Hassan was born in Luna, which is 107 miles from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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