Shahid Ali – Sitar of Sindh

Shahid Ali Sitar of Sindh album cover

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Tracks

1. Introduction (3:02) – 2. Raag Jog (7:34) – 3. Sur Saarang (5:57) – 4. Raag Tilak Kamod (8:29) 5. Sur Rano (10:15) (running time 35:16)

Session Photos by Saqib Syed

About

Shahid Ali is a 5th generation sitar player. His family lineage goes back to the Jaipur Gharana. He performs with classical and folk musicians all over Pakistan and is a much sought after sitar player.

This album collects several solo pieces, including raags and surs from the poetry of Sindhi Sufi, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. The music was recorded at the Institute of Sindhology, in Jamshoro, Sindh. Proceeds go to support the musicians.

Bios

shahid_ali_profileShahid Ali is a 5th generation sitar player. His family lineage goes back to the Jaipur Gharana. He performs with classical and folk musicians all over Pakistan and is a much sought after sitar player.
ustad_anb_jogiUstad Anb Jogi is a music director, composer and dholak player who has worked behind the scenes and on stage with many of Pakistan’s greatest musicians. While known as a master dholak nawaz, he is often called upon to create arrangements and compositions as well. His knowledge of classical and folk music were instrumental in bringing this album together.
zulfikar_ali_gopangZulfiqar Ali Gopang is a recording engineer with extensive experience recording the musical traditions of Sindh. His expert skills in recording and knowledge of music have served the Institute of Sindhology as well as Qasim Maka’s AA Records.
zuhaib_balochZuhaib Baloch is an assistant recording engineer at the Institute of Sindhology.
saqib_syedSaqib Syed is a photographer and graphic designer. A graduate of CEAD in Jamshoro, Sindh, he provided his photography skills to capture session photos and invaluable logistical support to the project.
adnanMad Guru is the project of Adnan Hussain who collaborates with traditional artists and practitioners to create new works and thought provoking media. This project to benefit musicians was created as well as mixed and mastered by Mad Guru.

Additional Credits
Recorded at the Institute of Sindhology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

Thanks to Saeed Mangi, Azam Bugti, Hisamuddin Mirani, Darya Khan Hattar, Najib Rashdi, Hameed Magsi, Afzal Arbani, Ismail Faqeer and Fatah Daud Poto, Imran Nafees Siddiqui and Checkpost.