New comp digs up wild sights and sounds of Pakistan’s Lollywood

October 5, 2011

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'Life is Dance!' is the follow-up album to 'The Sound of Wonder.'

On this week’s Global Notes, our weekly look at world music, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia check out a new compilation of the eclectic, pulsating music produced by 1970s Lollywood, the movie industry in Lahore, Pakistan. It’s called “Life is Dance!”: Plugged-in Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House. The record features tracks from favorites such as Nazir Ali, M. Ashraf, Nahid Akhtar, Tafo and Noor Jehan.

 

 

 

Videos of songs from the compilation:

 

 

 

For more information about Lollywood music and film, check out Pakistan Film Magazine.

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