||4 Audio Cassettes
Some of the best from the ajrak clad Abida Parveen on 4 audiocassettes.
Complete list of songs
Abida Parveen is considered by many as one of the greatest singers of the sufiana kalaam.
Everything about the artist is noticeably different from her contemporaries. A loose full-sleeved kurta and shalwar with Sindhi ajrak chadar draped over her shoulder is the trademark dress of Abida Parveen. With no make-up on and very little adornment of any kind she comes of as a devoted and honest performer of her craft. Itís this faithful devotion to the Sufiís that brings about the kind of intensity that over powers the audience.
Itís a pleasant experience listening and watching her sing. Abida is clearly at her best with the Punjabi Sufi poetry of Bulle Shah and Waris Shah. Much like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan her awesome power to involve the listener in her state of passion lies in her voice. Be it Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu or Saraiki, all lyrics are rendered with the same intensity having a captivating effect on the audience.
The range of music in this collection guarantees to benefit the owner one-way or the other. One would appreciate the varying rhythm and sudden changes in intensity of Mendha ishq wee toon and Jhok ladae veen yaar deewana. An entire tape dedicated to the kalaam of Mian Mohammed Baksh and Pir Meher Ali Shah ensures that the listener enjoys the full range of Abidaís talents. Clapping to the rhythmic beat of the ever popular Sakhi Lal Shahbaz and Ho Jamalo and savoring the lyrics of Keh Ghungroo Toot Gaye the owner would stand corrected in his or her decision to purchase the collection.
Abida Parveen Collection