The Blowin Weekly Extra – Righteous morning

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 8 May 2011

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Another track from Sufis At The Cinema - this week’s it’s Lata Mangeshkar & Shamsahd Begum, with Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Azmakar. Our friendly Bollywood expert Irna Qureshi - – says:

“This is an ace qawali from Mughal e Azam – – and the first time I’ve watched this song clip in colour actually. Not sure I like it better than the b&w that I’m used to seeing. When this film was made in 1960, it featured the top actors of the day and was the most expensive film ever made at that time. It was all made in b&w apart from a mujra dance performance which was in full technicolor.

I love the qawali above because it’s performed by women. They’re actually having a poetry competition. The prince has asked two teams to debate the sacrifices that love is worthy of, so the women are doing this to music. I love the way they hand back to each other with their hand gestures. And the uniformed chorus girls. Lovely.”


A Raise Your Banners fundraiser happening soon – World in Harmony?
Friday 20 May, Shipley & District Social Club, 70 Saltaire Rd, Shipley BD18 3HN
(5 mins walk from Shipley train station)
Dance to ‘The Klatsh’ – an Eastern European Klezmer Ceilidh
Plus Fusion – jazz, folk, flamenco, Africa and East
Plus local community choirs and groups singing in harmony
Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm
Tickets £8 (waged), £6 (concessions), on the door or online

In association with Yorkshire CND, which is running a Day of Dance on 21 May in Saltaire.


8 May
Can – Mushroom – Tago Mago CD – Spoon
Leo Graham – Pampas Judas
Hambone Willie Newbern – Roll & Tumble Blues – Original Blues Standards CD – Indigo
Autechre – 6852 – promo download
Baaba Maal – Call To Prayer – Passion-Sources CD – Real World
Pharoah Sanders – The Creator Has A Master Plan (edit) – Red Hot On Impulse CD – Impulse
Tamikrest – Tidit – Toumastin CD – Glitterhouse
Aleas Jube – Righteous Land – Return Of Sound System Scratch CD – Pressure Sounds -
Lata Mangeshkar & Shamsahd Begum – Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Azmakar – Sufis At The Cinema: 50 Years Of Bollywood Qawwali & Sufi Song 1958-2007 2xCD – Saregama
Bill Callahan – One Fine Morning – Apocalypse CD – Drag City
Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits – Carboot Soul CD – Warp

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Rob co-founded BCB with Mary Dowson, back when the hills were young and it were all flat caps an chappatis round 'ere. It was known as Bradford Festival Radio then, and thanks to the generosity of Dusty Rhodes we got started. Now he takes photos, puts little silver discs in drawers, mumbles into microphones, and walks on the hills. Keep On Blowin..

4 thoughts on “The Blowin Weekly Extra – Righteous morning

  1. avatarRob

    I often think I should keep the identity of these semi-abstract photos cryptic – does that make it more interesting? Or just aggravating and confusing? Anyroad, seeing as it’s you Alb I’ll give you a small clue – it’s ford, with a lower-case ‘f’.

  2. avatarAlbert

    I quite get your point, and I don’t need to know the truth about the picture. It’s a bit like finding out the chords used in a great song; somehow the mystic adds to the pleasure.

    But for the record, I now think it is is the natural ripples in silt sedimentation beneath shallow water.

  3. avatarRob

    Nearly – no silt involved though, just stone seen through water ripples, with sunlight coming in at a fairly shallow angle.

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