Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

Tanya Wells surprised Pakistanis by singing Faiz’s poem


Tanya Wells

Tanya Wells, a London-based musician, has made listeners astonished in the earlier spell with her versions of music by Mehdi Hassan and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Now Wells has once more made us surprised by singing Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem Gulon mein rang bhare.

It is simply harmonious. It has blown a lot of a Pakistani’s heart (on Facebook and Twitter) by watching an English folk/alternative singer Tanya Wells sing ghazal ace Mehdi Hasan’s masterpiece.

Recently her video singing, employing her guitar, the eminent Mehdi Hasan’s song Duniya kisi ke pyar mein went buzz on the Internet, and understandably that for two causes: first, a westerner singing a Pakistani tune; second, she sang it with as smoothly and with tune that it amiably amazed numerous music lovers. It is the Great material, Tanya W. we want more.

Tanya Wells revealed her comments in a recent video as, “As spring is around the corner in England, I want to sing this one,”

Some months in the past, there was cited a blog regarding the British musician who loves singing in South Asian languages for example Urdu.

“I lived in India for a while and I studied at an international boarding school for around three years. The place was beautiful since it was situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. We used to sing bhajans (devotional songs) in various languages – such as, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit and Urdu. It’s because of this reason that I developed a flair for singing in different languages.”

It was inquired that how people have reacted to her singing and Tanya’s reply was, “I have had such a surprising and wonderful response from fans in Pakistan. Many people have been pleasantly surprised by my accurate Urdu pronunciation, which is encouraging. I still have much music to learn and much riyaz to do. Of course, I would love to perform in Pakistan one day.”


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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