Music of Indian Subcontinent Hub-3
Conceived, created, and maintained by Murad Khan
Presenting Information and Audio/Video streaming of Pakistani Music
VintageSense presents music of Pakistan from old Pakistani Urdu and non-Urdu films (mainly Punjabi) films along with non-film musical items in Urdu and other regional languages. The primary objective to present these musical items is to preserver the culture and heritage of this region of Indian subcontinent. This collection comprises hundreds of musical items that are presented here as an online audio / video streaming. These streaming audios are presented here using two types of audio-players. You can use an appropriate audio-player depending upon your device’s (personal computer or a smart-phone) operating system and internet browser.
The music of Pakistan includes diverse elements ranging from music from various parts of South Asia as well as Central Asian, Persian, Turkish,Arabic and modern day Western popular music influences. With these multiple influences, a distinctive Pakistani sound has been formed.
Pakistan’s film industry known as “Lollywood” is based in Lahore. One of the most famous singers of the Pakistan film industry is Noor Jehan (Malika-e-Tarranum). Noor Jehan had a brief and successful acting career before devoting herself completely to music. She sang extensively for Pakistani films and also sang Ghazals, folk songs and patriotic songs (milli naghmay) for Pakistan television. The most famous male singer of Pakistan film industry isAhmed Rushdi (Melody Prince) who is also known as Magician of voice. Rushdi is one of the most versatile singers of south asia and his songs had a great impact on Indian and Bangaladesh music industry. He ruled film industry for thirty years. Ahmed Rushdi undisputedly remains the only playback singer of Pakistan who was master of all moods and expressions. Until the 1970s Pakistani film music enjoyed a robust period of creative activity with a great number of songs acquiring popularity across the sub-continent. The major music directors of this period (with the noted exception of Khawaja Khurshid Anwar) were mostly rababis. Some of the great names were: Master Inayat Hussain, Ghulam Ahmed Chishti, Moslehuddin, Rasheed Attre, Nisar Bazmi,Sohail Rana, Ustad Tasadduq, Amjad Bobby, M Ashraf, Master Abdullah, Feroz Nizami, Tufail Farooqi, Robin Ghosh and Ustad Nazar. During the early 1980s Urdu film and music quality declined as the result of various factors. The dominance of trend-setting music directors who had experience of seasoned pre-partition artists declined and they were replaced by a new and younger generation who tapped the Punjabi film market. Notable singers in Pakistani film industry are Mala Begum, Zubaida Khanum, Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hassan, Nahid Niazi (Nahid Moslehuddin), Nahid Akhtar, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Salim Raza, Ahmed Rushdi, Iqbal Bano, Irene Parveen, Mehnaz, Munawar Sultana, Masud Rana, Mujib Alam, Bashir Ahmad, Ferdousi Begum, Anjuman Ara, etc
How to listen to audio streaming
VintageSense presents here music of Pakistanmainly from old Indian Urdu and Punjabi films along with non-film Urdu and non-Urdu musical presentations. The collection presented here is ever-expanding as we constantly add new musical items submitted by the visitors of this website. You may submit your comments by filling the “Feedback Form” or by submitting the “Comments Form”. In addition you can contribute to improve and expand the collection of musical items presented here by sending audio files via email.
This collection of musical items presented here can be listened by using either usual audio-player requiring Adobe Flash Player compatible with most of the recent versions of Internet browsers used in Windows-based PCs, or alternatively you can use HTML5-based audio-player compatible with most of the smart-phones including iPhone and Android-based smart-phones. VintageSense presents all online audio streaming through these two types of audio-players.