Alam Lohar: England di Jugni

Posted on June 27, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Music, Pakistanis Abroad, People, Poetry
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I am still in the groove of Arif Lohar’s Coke Studio performance. I find it especially invigorating to listen to Arif’s version back to back with his father Alam Lohar’s. In doing that, I just stumbled on this wonderful recording from Alam Lohar: England (read, Englaaand) di Jugi. It really is worth a listen.

Funny at first, but not entirely. Find out what happens to Jugni in Englaand.

Jugni san kuch wej waTa kay
paisey agent day hath phaRa kay
gharouN bej kay aa gaye gaaN
Englaan di Jugi kendi aaaN

Alam Lohar was, of course, a funny fellow. Part of the charm of his performance was always the quips an repartee of his introduction to and interventions in his own songs. His performances were truly ‘performances’ and not just the song. I have not yet found something representing that aspect of Alam Lohar on YouTube, but this (not as good) film clip is at least one example of what we have been calling ‘Ultimate Lollywood’ and that can do to even an artist as amazing as Alam Lohar:

10 responses to “Alam Lohar: England di Jugni

  1. Ravian says:

    Yes, Alam Lohar was a performer of great merit. YOU went to ‘see’ him as much as you went to hear him. The thing I remember most about him is how he was always smiling and happy and made others happy. And his great story-telling.

  2. Osman says:

    Wah bhai wah!

  3. Wonderful video thanks for sharing this video it reminds me my mother time

  4. Humaira says:

    The second video is funny in many ways, even in ways the movie maker never intended :-)

  5. Rahman says:

    The beauty of Jugni is always that it can be made topical to anything and to current affairs. That was the beauty of Alam Lohar and in many ways I think Arif Lohar has never been able to replicate that impromptu feeling that Alam Lohar always had.

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