The truck drivers' troubadour
April 6, 2015 10:36 PM   Subscribe

For years, Esakhelvi reigned supreme and unchallenged, in an universe that existed parallel to the cultured music salons of the elite. This was the world of the working classes of Pakistan, especially it seems the truck and long distance bus drivers. His songs were not classically derived, and his ghazals and folk songs were rendered somehow differently. Before Esakhelvi's arrival on the scene there really was nothing like him.
posted by bardophile (5 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Great collection, thank you very much for sharing this.
posted by smoke at 1:48 AM on April 7, 2015

Fascinating. Thanks for the post!
posted by spitbull at 3:45 AM on April 7, 2015

The songs in the link are great and would be perfect for the open road.
posted by Dip Flash at 4:06 AM on April 7, 2015

Move over CW McCall, this is *real* truck drivin' music.
posted by NoMich at 4:46 AM on April 7, 2015

This was great. Thanks!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:42 AM on April 7, 2015

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