Legendary Love Stories of Punjab
It may be said that Punjab and the rest of north India has an obsession with love stories especially those of the tragic kind usually celebratory in nature. Punjab music is joyful with the exception of these tragic stories. The feeling of the true love, the sorrow of separation from a lover and the joy of reuniting are the themes that these songs express through these stories.
The legendary love of Dhola Maru, Sassi Punno, Heer Ranjha, Sohni Mahiwal etc are so permanently imprinted in the minds of the people of north India that each culture group has its own set of songs devoted to these lovers. These songs find expression in the genres of sufi, dhadhi, qawwali, folk music and many more.
Apart form the tragic love sotries, other songs of Punjab express love directed toward a spouse or toward God. They are an expression of feeling and emotion for which Punjab music is so well known.
This album presents love songs of different kind rendered by Punjab artists such as Shaukat Ali, Saida begum, Jagat Ram Lalka and many more.
The musical traditions of Punjab India differ greatly from each other however the underlying thread that connects these genres is that of the love song. The most common of the love songs are those of the tragic love stories. These stories are so common across the Punjab and even the rest of north India that each musical tradition has a rendering of the same story in several different form. This album presents the stories of Dhola Mau, Sassi Punno, Heer Ranjha, Sohni Mahiwal, and a number of other love songs of Punjabi.
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