Balochi Expressions

Abdulrahman Surizehi -  Folk Songs and Contemporary Songs from Balochistan
Abdulrahman Surizehi – Folk Songs and Contemporary Songs from Balochistan
Abdulrahman Surizehi

Folk Songs and Contemporary Songs from Balochistan (Etnisk Musikklubb EM 44, 2007)

From Norway comes this excellent recording of Balochi music. Abdulrahman Surizehi is a virtuoso of the benju, a type of dulcimer that appeared in Balochistan in the first part of the 20th century. Balochistan (also known as Baluchistan) is a region that encompasses part of western Pakistan, eastern Iran and  southern Afghanistan. Abdulrahman Surizehi’s Balochi music is a reflection of this cross-cultural land.

The fascinating collection includes Balochi traditional and classical pieces as well as original compositions by Surizehi. Joining Abdulrahman Surizehi are Kaseim Hamin on vocals; Es Haq Balochnasab on vocals and tamburag; Ostaad Mohammad Bachal Baloch on dohkor; and Ostaad Moula Bakhsh Noori on tamburag.

Abdulrahman Surizehi currently resides in Oslo (Norway). In the Norwegian capital, Surizehi participates in several fusion-based music projects. He has built up significant prestige and prominence among connoisseurs of Balochi tradition both inside Balochistan and beyond.

Folk Songs and Contemporary Songs from Balochistan  is a beautifully crafted album by one of Balochistan’s significant artists.

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