Burushaski is spoken by people in Hunza-Nagar District, northern Gilgit District, and in the Yasin and Ishkoman valleys of northern Ghizer District in Northern Pakistan. It is predominantly a spoken rather than a written language. There have been efforts in the recent past to create a written form of the language. Burushaski is spoken by about 100,000 people.
JollyGul.com has launched the service with line by line lyrics and translations display on JollyGul.com audio player for the very popular Burushaski ginan Noor e Shama recited by Meher Angez and Barkat Ali with lyrics written by Nasir al-Din Nasir Hunzai – Ismaili scholar, writer and poet. The transliteration and translations have been kindly done by Barkat Ali.
Meher Angez is an Ismaili singer who lives in Pakistan and sings devotional songs in Burushaski, Urdu and Farsi languages. She has performed on Pakistan TV and travels extensively for performances throughout the world.
Barkat Ali lives in Calgary, Canada and has been passionate about music since his early childhood. Barkat is multi-talented; he is a composer, vocalist and also plays musical instruments including rabab, daf and piano. He has performed in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on multiple occasions.
Please start enjoying Noor e Shama with running lyrics and translation on the Burushaski Service webpage by clicking on the link below from your computer or smartphone. JollyGul.com is committed to making Burushaski devotional poetry accessible to the global Jamat and will be adding lyrics and translations to more songs over a period of time.