MERE PAAS RAHO / times music
featuring vidya shah singing the works of faiz ahmed faiz
This album was released to celebrate the birth centenary of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, one of the greatest Urdu poets of our times.
His poetry featured in this album range from a simple prayer in "Mori Araj Suno" and "Dua" to anguished, tortured, unfulfilled love in "Mere Paas Raho", to a childlike excitement about the coming of spring with all its possibilities in "Naseeb Aazmaane ke Din", to the desolate hopelessness of losing one's home to war in "Dhaka se Waapsi", to drinking in the beauty of a beloved in the moonlight in "Yuun Sajaa Chaand", to a song of hope in "Gham na Kar."
Vidya Shah, a trained Carnatic and Indian Classical vocal virtuoso brings these works to life with applomb and sensitivity.
EXCERPTS FROM THE ALBUM