August 24, 2006

Pashto Music on Al-Baal

A small tribute to my pashto/pathan half, I have uploaded two songs on my stickam. The melancholy Laila Laila by Ehsan, and an instrumental Afghan Pashto National Dance song. Enjoy!

And to any pashto speaking readers out there, Gad sha!

Batkhela is one of the best sites on the web for listening and downloading pashto music from both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

15 comments:

Bee Amma said...

hey the laila i usualy hear is the ro ro kidda kadamun'a lailaa, love it!! :)

moryarti said...

SS - i might be flying to IslamAbad next month .. any suggestions? :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Bee amma welcome! Yes that is the song by the queen of pashto music, Zarsanga!!!

Moryarti ya hala! Islamabad? next month? do I wanna be in your shoes, yes!

To be honest, Islamabad is not my turf, I have been there but very brief stays. They had afab restaurant, italian one called pappasallis. But who wants italian when you can have desi food ey?

Our fellow blogger Boo is from islamabad. Boo if you're listening, we need some good suggestions ok?

Islamabad is more organized, less populated and cleaner than the rest of pak. (this however does not mean there aren't people everywhere!)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Moryarti! Oh I nearly forgot, Faisal Mosque! Worth seeing. If you have a chance take a day trip to Murree.

Beautiful beautiful. Then there is Damane koh and Shakar Parian ( hill top parks with amazing views, and apparetly go in the night.)

To be honest, Islamabad is not the most entertaining. Lahore is my favourite, more historical and fun.

(thanks to my friend for all the info lol)

Destitute Rebel said...

pashto roots kicking in haan - good music by the way -

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well they do give me a kick occasionally and I must take heed. Glad you enjoyed it!

BuJ said...

very cool music, and also just noticed your new banner... mabrooks!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Thank you Buj! I have just discovered the panorama photomerge function in photoshop so needless to say, there are many more banners where that came from! lol

Bee Amma said...

i lived in islamabad for 6 years!!!! sorry random outburst, just loved my time there! whereabouts u from if you dont mind me asking?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol that's ok, all outbursts are welcome.

I have never lived in islamabad, only visited briefly. Perhaps to live there is better than to live in the chaos of the rest of the cities in Pakistan but still I liked Lahore more because of its vibrance and history.

My mother is swedish and my father is from peshawar. I lived in peshawar for two years. Peshawar is a wonderful city in terms of history and culture but can also be extremely boring. Still everything is much cheaper there. If you buy material for an outfit it will be half of what you pay for the same thing in Lahore.

I havent been to Peshawar in ages though, last time I was there was in 95. I think a lot has changed.

Boo! said...

I just can't believe that you know 'the best website for downloading pushto music'. You never fail to impress SS... no wonder the CFMW guy is after you ;)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol @ cfmw guy! It's an honour to be followed by him lol

Well one has to stay true to ones roots, what do u say boo :)

Boo! said...

true that... last couple of years in pakistan, i was trying to polish up my punjabi (got made fun of at times, mostly by family) :)

i did know the counting in pushto at one time... can't think past 6 right now though :(

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Do yo have any pathan roots in you or is it all punjabistan lol :)

Well people make fun fo you for not knowing the lanuage, then make fun of you for trying to learn it...you see what I mean? One just never wins lol

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