QAREEB - CD (Closeness) 1987

by Najma Akhtar

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  • QAREEB - CD (Closeness) 1987
    Triple Earth Records & ⓟ & © Last Minute Productions 2020
    Catalogue Number, TERRA CD 103

    CD - Track Listing

    1. Neend kohyi 6:42
    2. Jaane kis tarhan 6:17
    3. Dil laga ya tha 5:48
    4. Apne hathon 5:26
    5. Zikar hai apna mehfil mehfil 6:29
    6. Karoon na yaad magar 8:57
    7. Har Sitam aap ka 9:11

    Description

    The Ghazal occupies a unique place in music and poetry of the Indian sub-continent. A perfect example of a form, many hundreds of years old that has maintained its popularity throughout the ages, yet never more so than within the last 20 years, as singers have taken it from the light classical area into the more popular and accessible market with remarkable success. Najma is the first UK born singer to concentrate on this art.

    Qareeb explores the Ghazal by using a radical yet subtle slant on an old, old story: 'when East meets West'. Using jazz arrangements with instrumentation such as, Soprano saxophone with Indian violin, tablas with bass, keyboard with santoor, voice on voice, introducing vocal harmonies for the first time, created a unique genre of world music. The language of the Ghazal on this album is Urdu and this language was born in India during the centuries of Mughal rule. Ghazals or poems written on this album are by favoured poets such as Daag, Dehlvi, Ahmed Faraz, Asad Turabi and Qateel Shafai.

    Hailed as a ground-breaking and innovative World Music album, Qareeb, remains today, as one of the most important world music albums ever recorded. It was recording that brought Najma to international attention, catapulting her into the World Music arena.

    "Qareeb is the work of a musician who senses that, these days, she can remember the ancient, honour the everyday and sing to several continents at the same time."
    The New York Times

    “Qareeb is a fabulous record." New Musical Express

    "Qareeb is one of the 50 recommended Albums of 1987." Q Magazine

    "More than just a passing fad for jaded ears." The Independent


    "Vinyl Finals of 1987" NME
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Triple Earth Records & ⓟ & © Last Minute Productions 2020
Catalogue Number, TERRA CD 103

CD - Track Listing

1. Neend kohyi 6:42
2. Jaane kis tarhan 6:17
3. Dil laga ya tha 5:48
4. Apne hathon 5:26
5. Zikar hai apna mehfil mehfil 6:29
6. Karoon na yaad magar 8:57
7. Har Sitam aap ka 9:11

Description

The Ghazal occupies a unique place in music and poetry of the Indian sub-continent. A perfect example of a form, many hundreds of years old that has maintained its popularity throughout the ages, yet never more so than within the last 20 years, as singers have taken it from the light classical area into the more popular and accessible market with remarkable success. Najma is the first UK born singer to concentrate on this art.

Qareeb explores the Ghazal by using a radical yet subtle slant on an old, old story: 'when East meets West'. Using jazz arrangements with instrumentation such as, Soprano saxophone with Indian violin, tablas with bass, keyboard with santoor, voice on voice, introducing vocal harmonies for the first time, created a unique genre of world music. The language of the Ghazal on this album is Urdu and this language was born in India during the centuries of Mughal rule. Ghazals or poems written on this album are by favoured poets such as Daag, Dehlvi, Ahmed Faraz, Asad Turabi and Qateel Shafai.

Hailed as a ground-breaking and innovative World Music album, Qareeb, remains today, as one of the most important world music albums ever recorded. It was recording that brought Najma to international attention, catapulting her into the World Music arena.

"Qareeb is the work of a musician who senses that, these days, she can remember the ancient, honour the everyday and sing to several continents at the same time."
The New York Times

“Qareeb is a fabulous record." New Musical Express

"Qareeb is one of the 50 recommended Albums of 1987." Q Magazine

"More than just a passing fad for jaded ears." The Independent


"Vinyl Finals of 1987" NME

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released January 1, 1987

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Najma Akhtar London, UK

Renowned vocalist takes us down The Ganges, Niger, Thames, Shannon, Mississippi with ‘Five Rivers’. Exploring synergies between the ancient poetic art form of the Indian Ghazal and Western song traditions.

CollaboratIons with world-class artists, diverse as Jah Wobble, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Andy Summers, Basement Jaxx, Jethro Tull, Philip Glass, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) and more.
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