Singer Tausif Ali Khan
A Pakistani Singer from Gharana of “Mian Taan Sen”
Recording of Live Interview with RJ Tanveer Ahmed Khan
Tausif ali was born on 16th october. He belongs to the oldest school of music, namely Gwalior Gharana. The Gharana which produced legends like Mian taan sen, Baba Banne khan, Pyare khan, Ustad Umeed ali khan, Ustad Ghulam rasool khan, Ustad Manzoor ali khan, Ustad Hameed Ali khan and, the taan sen of 21st century, Ustad Fateh ali khan (gwalior).
Tausif himself is the ninth generation in an un-broken lineage of world renowned vocalists. He started learning the art of singing from his uncle the illustrious Ustad Fateh Ali khan(Gwalior) from a very young age and started giving performances with the big names like Abida Parveen and Ustad Fateh Ali khan(Gwalior) himself. He also had an honour to render a performace before Malka-e-taranum Noor jahan in a private gathering when he was only seven.
Tausif ali has a wide experience of great stages at a very young age. He has a very good control over his wide ranged voice. He basically is a Classical-based singer and renders khyal, thumri, kafi, folk and ghazals by putting his idiosyncratic touch in them which gives them a unique flavour. He also renders the musical genres which are in rage these days with equal ease.
Presently, he is working on his debut album in which he has used his experience of Classical music. He has fused it with different genres like rock, pop, techno, jazz etc to suite the taste of a modern listener. His debut album will be show-cased in the market by 2013. In which he has chosen a few things from the soil of our heridity but with a difference and some novel experiments and mixed n masterd by mr aakash jaitly from india….
album is produced by RADK-Adnan Dawood Khan (Saraab band)…
Tausif knows his element and using it at its best.He has come up with a bouquet of songs named “-VIRSA-“ in which each song has its own peculiar fragrance.
The album kicks off with a song called, “Sajan- a spiritual journey” which truly transports towards sublimity. The album ends on a thundering number called “ Mujhe jeene do” a song that invites the listener for a complete soul-search. In-between, the album includes a number of sweet and mellow surprises such as “maini main kinu” in which Tausif touches the zenith of his art and presents the song like a maestro. It is followed by another soothing track. “Beparwah” which is a Seraiki suffi kalam by Baba Buleh Shah and is composed and orginaly sung by Late Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan, Tausif has proved himself true to its salt amazingly in this track. There are some other mystic (sufyana) tracks in this album He does a marvellous job in changing the way they are sung without fraying their real chest-nut taste….