April 09, 2004
Shazia Mansoor is a famous Pakistani singer of Punjabi folk music - some of which has a traditional bhangra edge to it. The latest of her albums (Ishq Sona) has already been a hit in the UK Asian pop scene - and features some very interesting tracks - one of which you can sample here. This particular song (called “Es Dil Tay Jan Ji”) is a catchy number - and has a particularly infectious quality to it. It’s also interesting because Shazia seems to experiment with changing her tone of singing voice during the chorus line.
Click on play in the media player below to listen. The songs is encoded at a very low bit rate - so it should play whilst it’s downloading provided your Internet connection is 56kbps or better. The downside is that the quality of the sound could be a lot better - but you could always buy the album if you like it!
I have memories of when I was a schoolkid - on sunny days - travelling on daytrips to the seaside (Skegness) in my Uncle’s car - sitting in the back seat playing cards with my cousins - there would be music like this playing loud in the car’s cassette player - and my Uncle used to be singing along!
Posted by jag at April 09, 2004 11:52 AM
Hey it even plays on my dialup connection. Great! Song’s good too! :)
I remember another pakistani folk singer Reshma who sang in a hindi movie called Hero starring Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi. It was a very sweet song and Reshma had the right kind of voice for folk music.
hi Jag, how r u doin’ buddy. me after long time here. as u must be knowing now, i don’t listen hindi much, but still i liked the song u posted. kewl beat and swing. btw check this link. its one of the most haunting melodies i ever heard in hindi recently. didnt hear full album though. once u loaded this page http://www.ishqrecords.com/gunjanBiog.htm u should be able to listen this humming. awesome man. isn’t it? its bally sagoo site. enjoy…
Anand: Hey, glad it worked - and glad you liked it!
Sanjay: I haven’t seen the “Hero” film yet - but will rent it soon now that you mention that song!
Zen: Hey - I’m fine - hope you are well too. I have definitely heard Gunjan before - she is a real hit - as you know Bally Sagoo is one of the bhangra gods over here! Which reminds me to update my CD collection at some point - as I haven’t got the Flashback 2 album myself!
What a coincidence, after I wrote this comment, in todays Time of India there is a front page interview with Reshma.
I am a gr8 fan of Shazia Manzoor. Lot of Hindi film songs copied from her tunes. Es Dil Tay Jan Ji is not only a gr8 foot tapping number, but has a fantastic video too. The girl in the video is the best girl i have ever seen in the history of punjabi music videos.
Hi there Aniket - I haven’t seen the video to Es Dil Tay Jan Ji - but I sure do want to see it now that you mention it!
I hope u’ve seen the video of Es Dil Tay Jan Ji and hope u liked it. Another song which I love is Botalan Sharab Diyan Akhan Teriyan By Bally Sagoo.
hey i like bally sago’s new cd
ah wt were a greate song in there,
i like Amar Arshei’s songs very much.
“sanu vekh mukhra chhupan walie’it was evry nice song evry one in new zealand using to listin this song heaps of time a day.
Very nice song, really nice traditional number by Shazia Mansoor
Hi How r u? Hope very well
U’r every song is great touches the heart of everyone.
Hi there nice choice BOTALAN SHARAB DIYAYN how come you havent added this track to your site.…?