Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (Gwalior Gharana)
A descendent of the Gwalior Gharana, Ustad Fateh Ali khan comes from a great line of musicians. His training in classical music came from his father, Ustad Ghulam Rasool Khan and his uncle, Ustad Umeed Ali Khan, well known for their music in the subcontinent.
Ustad Fateh Ali Khan began performing on Pakistan radio at an early age. Today, he is regarded as one of the best exponents of classical music and has received acclaim both nationally and internationally. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan has performed at numerous international venues, including the United Nations and for the king of Norway. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the President's Award for pride of performance in 1991.
Ustad Fateh Ali Khan has a unique style of classical singing and possesses knowledge of a vast array of classical compositions.
The idea of "Bandish" is to bring classical music to all, especially to the younger generation with full splendour of Ustad Fateh Ali Khan's voice. This is perhaps the first time that such classical compositions have been supported by orchestral arrangements played by the great musicians of Lahore, while keeping the purity of the raga intact.
“Bandish” has nine raga-based compositions that make the age- old tradition of classical singing more accessible to many who have lost the need to listen to classical music. It is an endeavor towards something fresh and timeless.
1. Raga Bhoop Kalyan
Beyqdaran naal laiyan akhiyan jal bhariyan...
2. Raga Gandhari Todi
Hey Maa jiya ra larje mora...
3. Shabad and Dhrupad in Raga Sorath
Mittar Piyaray noun hal mureedan da kehna...
4. Raga Zila
Gaali Daind Ni hall ni mera kamli da Ranjha
5. Raga Bihari [Thumri]
Kaisay guzaroun saari rayn...
6. Raga Bindrabani Sarang
Dekho kaisa kaisa naach banaya..
7. Raga Kamod
Baje Rey newar baje...
8. Raga Durga
Mainay wohi rang rangaya...
Vocals - Ustad Fateh Ali Khan [Gwalior Gharana]
Music arranged by - Akhtar Hussain Akhian,
Mian Sheheryar, Wazir Afzar
Conceived and Produced by - Izzat Majeed and Mushtaq Soofi
Recorded at - Raja Harisson at Wave Studio, Lahore
Final Mixing and Sound Engineering - Christoph Bracher, London
Final Mastering - Christoph Bracher, London
Project Consultant - Jay Visva Deva