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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 24: 5 Musicians

Intro

Kellie: Hi everyone, I'm Kellie.
Hamza: And I'm Hamza!
Kellie: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 24! In this lesson you'll learn five essential names related to musicians. These are the five most popular musicians in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
Kellie: Hamza, who's our first musician?
Hamza: مہدی حسن (Mehdi Hassan)
Kellie: "Mehdi Hassan"
Hamza: [SLOW] مہدی حسن (Mehdi Hassan) [NORMAL] مہدی حسن (Mehdi Hassan)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: مہدی حسن (Mehdi Hassan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A classical singer with an expertise in ghazal singing. He sang various ghazals that were equally liked by old and young people. He is loved by many in India as well.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . مہدی حسن میرے پسندیدہ گلوکار ہیں (Mehdi hassan meray pasandidah glukar hain.)
Kellie: "Mehdi Hassan is my favorite singer."
Hamza: [SLOW] . مہدی حسن میرے پسندیدہ گلوکار ہیں (Mehdi hassan meray pasandidah glukar hain.)
Kellie: Okay, who's the next musician?
Hamza: عابدہ پروین (Abida Parveen)
Kellie: "Abida Parveen"
Hamza: [SLOW] عابدہ پروین (Abida Parveen) [NORMAL] عابدہ پروین (Abida Parveen)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: عابدہ پروین (Abida Parveen)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A sufi singer. Her songs contain deep meanings and connect to the sufism belief.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . عابدہ پروین نے مختلف سوفی گانے گائے ہیں (Abida parveen nay mukhtalif sufi ganay gaye hain.)
Kellie: "Abida Parveen sang various sufi songs."
Hamza: [SLOW] . عابدہ پروین نے مختلف سوفی گانے گائے ہیں (Abida parveen nay mukhtalif sufi ganay gaye hain.)
Kellie: Okay, who's the next musician?
Hamza: ابرار الحق (Abrar ul Haq)
Kellie: "Abrar ul Haq"
Hamza: [SLOW] ابرار الحق (Abrar ul Haq) [NORMAL] ابرار الحق (Abrar ul Haq)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: ابرار الحق (Abrar ul Haq)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A famous bhangra singer. His songs are mostly in Punjabi, but his music and beats can be enjoyed by everyone.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . پنجاب میں ابرار الحق بہت مشہور ہے (Punjab mein ibrar ul haq bohat mashhor hai.)
Kellie: "Abrar ul Haq is very popular in Punjab."
Hamza: [SLOW] . پنجاب میں ابرار الحق بہت مشہور ہے (Punjab mein ibrar ul haq bohat mashhor hai.)r
Kellie: Okay, who's the next musician?
Hamza: نور جہان (Noor Jehan)
Kellie: "Noor Jehan"
Hamza: [SLOW] نور جہان (Noor Jehan) [NORMAL] نور جہان (Noor Jehan)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: نور جہان (Noor Jehan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A diverse singer. Known for her love songs, sad songs, ghazals, and patriotic songs.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . نور جہان بہت سریلی گلوکار تھیں (Noor jehan bohat surili glukar thin.)
Kellie: "Noor Jehan was a very melodious singer."
Hamza: [SLOW] . نور جہان بہت سریلی گلوکار تھیں (Noor jehan bohat surili glukar thin.)
Kellie: Okay, who's the next musician?
Hamza: عاطف اسلم (Atif Aslam)
Kellie: "Atif Aslam"
Hamza: [SLOW] عاطف اسلم (Atif Aslam) [NORMAL] عاطف اسلم (Atif Aslam)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: عاطف اسلم (Atif Aslam)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A popular singer of the current era. His love and dance songs are equally famous in Pakistan and India. He sings for both Pakistani and Indian movies as well.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . عاطف اسلم پلے بیک گلوکار بھی ہے (Atif aslam play back glukar bhi hai.)
Kellie: "Atif Aslam is also a playback singer."
Hamza: [SLOW] . عاطف اسلم پلے بیک گلوکار بھی ہے (Atif aslam play back glukar bhi hai.)
QUIZ
Kellie: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Hamza will give you the Urdu - please say the name in English out loud! Are you ready?
Hamza: نور جہان (Noor Jehan)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Noor Jehan"
Hamza: عابدہ پروین (Abida Parveen)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Abida Parveen"
Hamza: عاطف اسلم (Atif Aslam)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Atif Aslam"
Hamza: مہدی حسن (Mehdi Hassan)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Mehdi Hassan"
Hamza: ابرار الحق (Abrar ul Haq)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Abrar ul Haq"

Outro

Kellie: There you have it - the five most popular musicians in Pakistan! We have more vocab lists available at UrduPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Hamza: خدا حافظ (Khuda Hafiz)

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Do you know of any other Pakistani musicians?