Free Trip to Pakistan!

Listen in this week for a chance to win a trip for 2 ears to visit the beautiful sonic shores of Pakistan.  Bathe in the radio waves and let the new sounds surround you.  Sample sweet Qawwali music, pulse-pounding Punjabi rap, lightning-fast progressive metal… and, well, you try and come up with a way of describing this song:

 

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2 thoughts on “Free Trip to Pakistan!

  1. From the movie “The Sound of Wonder” this song titled “Karye Pyar” of Tafo featuring Nahid Akhtar is a Pakistani ballad.
    Musically this song represents the change from classical Punjabi music of the 1980’s to the gnarly sonic music of electric Punjabi pop music. The music score for this film “The Sound of Wonder” is the first wave of plugged in pop music in Pakistan.
    It is not the first time sounds like this have been produced as film scores. The varied instrumentation, sounds and use of vocal chorus is somewhat folkloric in nature. The basic rhythms can certainly be heard as a tribute to Ennio Morricone and his innovative music scores found in the “Dollars Trilogy” of the 1960’s, better known as the Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and others, which established Clint Eastwood as a star in “A Fistful of Dollars”(1964), “A few Dollars More”(1965) and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”(1966).
    For those of you not familiar with spaghetti western music, with this spanish influence of the 1960’s, you might refer to a more recent film by Robert Rodriguez from 2003 titled “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” starring Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas, which also completed the “Mariachi Trilogy” from the previous films by Robert Rodriguez “El Mariachi” and “Desperado”.

    • Hey thanks Michael.. that was a beautifully insightful explanation for such a fringe-worthy style of music. You are absolutely right, there’s a strong Morricone flavor to this Lollywood stuff. You’re hired!

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