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Face to Face with Nargis Naheed

Face to Face with Nargis Naheed
Nargis Naheed is an ardent lover of music and poetry. At a time when despair hangs over large sector of the classical music world, the traditional music specialists are wondering whether this...

Islamabad September 20, 2020 Nargis Naheed is an ardent lover of music and poetry.”Talking about her poetry Nargis Naheed says: “I love verses woven with a fresh style in both traditional and modern poetry.I adore intermingling of music and poetry:Omr ki orrni pe chaahat seNaqsh yaadoun kay sab utaar leeyayQatra qatra dard se dil chaid kar moti banayTuu keh daryayay havas mein dhoondta hai seepianTitli kay pabkh larzay phoooun pe parrparrayayTakhleeqay karb dekhi raanaeoun mein aksarEk irtaashay ghum bhi paya hai naghmgi meinMeethi madhur madhur cee shehnaeoun mein aksarSar ki takrana kabhi os se lipat kar ronaPooch tnahayee I dewaar se bipta meriMuj ko jis haath ne Naheed mitaana chahaaThi osi haath mein taqdeer ki rekha meriBarri muddat se hai ankhoun mein num ab lo’t bhi aaoNaheen baki raha yarayay ghum an lo’t bhi aaoGar talafi ya madava koi mumkin ho tu phirJaa palat kart tu wohi omr ko lay aa meriAll talk of Nargis Naheed was a meditation on change, on the natural transition from youth to maturity – both in music and poetry — the balancing act between the old and the new.She says: “It has become part of the great subliminal murmur of mass culture, but I bemusedly find things to like in even the most despicable mod music in our musical world of Eastern Hemisphere.

Terming mod music as something out of reject tray does music a considerable disservice.At a time when despair hangs over large sector of the classical music world, the traditional music specialists are wondering whether this passion for classic is too good.

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