Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Mahmood Farooqui & Danish Husain have uploaded two parts of their performace, Dastan-e-Sedition, on YouTube. Though, as the note says, the performance is actually longer, the two parts work excellently well.

Here they are:

Part 1

Part 2

For a context to what, where etc, read this piece on Kafila.


It occurred to me while watching this, how much one's appreciation depends not just on one's having previously watched other danstangoi performances, but also on a general awareness of contemporary politics, poetry and modes of speech (that very sarkari, sanskritised declamation dropped in the middle of what is usually a chastely urdu performance is one instance).

No comments: