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Abida Parveen
Best of
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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This Pakistani singer is one of the most popular voices in her nation, known for her work in a number of styles and languages. She has done traditional music, classical, and a hybrid of the two--which is what this collecti...  more »

      
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All Artists: Abida Parveen
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: India & Pakistan, Pakistan
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351648624, 669910060858

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This Pakistani singer is one of the most popular voices in her nation, known for her work in a number of styles and languages. She has done traditional music, classical, and a hybrid of the two--which is what this collection showcases. Underpinned by sarangi, harmonium, and percussion, these tracks are often orchestrated with lush strings, bits of guitar and such. Many go way over the line into a crossbreed of popular western and eastern modes. Think Indian film music more than Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The voice is the thing, though, and there's no denying her right to stardom. It is a plaintive, sometimes fragile voice that wraps around songs of lovelorn supplication like a silk glove. If you like Indian film music and qawwal, and you are unfamiliar with this marvelous singer, this is a fair place to start an exploration. --Louis Gibson
 

CD Reviews

Very good collection of Abida, though not her best of works
04/27/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A nice collection of songs--mostly spiritual Sufi--are collected on this CD. Virtually all the songs on this one are in Sriaki or Punjabi--whereas most of her best songs are in Sindhi. A good collection, nonetheless. -Abro"
Nice collection of a Pakistani superstar
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 09/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although she is one of Pakistan's greatest modern vocalists, Parveen has been almost completely overshadowed by the international stardom of the late sufi qawwal master, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Khan, of course, is one of the few Pakistani musicians whose records are widely available in the West, though this excellent best-of provides a nice glimpse into Parveen's own large catalog. If anything, she is much more stylistically diverse, offering romanitic as well as devotional music, and while not as technically dynamic vocalist, she is no less expressive. Highly recommended, especially if you were ever on the Fateh Ali Khan bandwagon, but wanted a little something more diverse."