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Post by mellowfall » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:28 am

Hello,everyone. I m a new member and I m originally from England,but living in Pakistan. I m a teacher of Literature and geography to 16 year olds.
Here in Pakistan there's a rich tradition of classical music;
ghazals
qawwali are just two examples.
I myself listen to western classical music and Indian/Pakistani as my wife is from Pakistan.
Glad to be here.

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Post by Werner » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:56 am

And welcome aboard!
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Post by Ralph » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:07 am

Welcome! I'm sure you have much to contribute. I'd love to learn about classical music in Pakistan.

Hope you post often.
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Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:12 am

It's always so much fun to welcome a new member, and the board really needs to be more international. All us klunky megalapolitans need badly to be supplemented. :)

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Re: Hello

Post by Febnyc » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:02 am

mellowfall wrote:Hello,everyone. I m a new member and I m originally from England,but living in Pakistan. I m a teacher of Literature and geography to 16 year olds.
Here in Pakistan there's a rich tradition of classical music;
ghazals
qawwali are just two examples.
I myself listen to western classical music and Indian/Pakistani as my wife is from Pakistan.
Glad to be here.
I am just finishing reading a novel called "A Suitable Boy," in which the author, Vikram Seth, uses Indian/Pakistani music throughout as part of the story. He describes the ghazals and the marsiyas (?) and other forms and quotes from some of the texts. He also brings to life the emotions that these songs create in those who listen, and believe.

Fascinating stuff.

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Re: Hello

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:27 pm

mellowfall wrote:Hello,everyone. I m a new member and I m originally from England,but living in Pakistan. I m a teacher of Literature and geography to 16 year olds.
Here in Pakistan there's a rich tradition of classical music;
ghazals
qawwali are just two examples.
I myself listen to western classical music and Indian/Pakistani as my wife is from Pakistan.
Glad to be here.
Ghazal! Mmmmm. Yum. I have all of their recordings! (I know it's a type of composition, but the group plays them.) It sounds a lot like medieval music to me!
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Post by mellowfall » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:28 pm

Well after discussion with my wife,it appears to be more complex than I at first thought.

Ghazals are semi-classical. They are essentially love type poems set to music. Qawwalis are nothing to do with anything, it seems.

Pure classical music of the sub-continent derives from the Mughal period.

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