Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Non-film English Song of Mohammed Rafi Although We Hail from Different L...

This non-film English song is in the voice of Muhammad Rafi on the tune of Baharo Phool Barsao Music directors are Shankar and Jaikshan for film Suraj.
Mohammed Rafi (Hindi: मोहम्मद रफ़ी, Urdu: محمد رفیع; December 24, 1924 -- July 31, 1980), was a legendary Indian playback singer whose career spanned four decades. He won 5 National Awards and 6 Filmfare Awards. In 1967, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Rafi was also capable of singing Bhajans and Qawwalis. He sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Konkani, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada, Gujarati, Maghi, Mathili and Assamese . He also recorded a few English and Persian songs.
Mohammed Rafi was born the youngest of six sons of Hajji Ali Mohammad at Kotla Sultan Singh, a village near Amritsar in Punjab (British India). Rafi, whose nickname was Pheeka, started singing by imitating chants of a fakir in his village. In 1935-36, Rafi's father moved to Lahore, and the rest of the family followed later. Rafi's family owned a men's salon in Lahore's Noor Mohalla. It was his brother-in-law Mohammed Hameed who spotted the talent in Rafi and encouraged him. Rafi learnt classical music from Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan, Pandit Jiwanlal Matto and Firoze Nizami.
Rafi's first public performance came at the age of 13, when he was allowed to sing at a concert featuring K. L. Saigal.[4] In 1941, Rafi, under Shyam Sunder, made his debut as a playback singer in the duet "Soniye nee, Heeriye nee" with Zeenat Begum in the Punjabi film Gul Baloch (the film was released in 1944).[6] In that same year, Rafi was invited by All India Radio Lahore station to sing for them. He made his professional debut in the Shyam Sunder-directed 1941 film Gul Baloch and the Bombay film, Gaon Ki Gauri, the following year.


Although we hail from different lands,
we shone earth and sky and sun,
remember friends, the world is one..

We want all enmity to seize,
for we want peace, we all want peace,
we want no hate, we want no strife,
since we were born for love and life,
come let us chant while joining hands,
we shall not rest till wars are done,
remember friends, the world is one..

Although we hail from different lands,
we shone earth and sky and sun,
remember friends, the world is one..

we have matured to dream and build,
we want our dreams to be fulfilled,
we have come here to dream and plan,
a world of joy and hope for man,
a world is dignity demesne,
a world that we shall see begun,
remember friends, the world is one..

Although we hail from different lands,
we shone earth and sky and sun,
remember friends, the world is one..

http://youtu.be/vAKsz8-NrDc