Tina Sani Resume


Tina Sani began her journey with music in 1979. Over three decades later, Ms. Sani may be appreciated amongst the leading ghazal singers of the day.

A purist by temperament, Ms. Sani initiated formal training in Indian classical music with Ustad Nizamuddin Khan Sahib, son of Ustad Ramzan Khan Sahib of Delhi gharana, and later with Ustad Chand Amrohvi.

Over time, she merged her commitment to the classical discipline with a native love for Urdu poetry. In this regard, Ms. Sani may be seen to follow in the footsteps of ghazal maestros such as Khan Sahib Mehdi Hasan, Begum Akhtar, Mukhtar Begum, Farida Khanum, and others.

Her performances are considered emotively rich, full of vocal nuance and lyrical feeling. Ms. Sani's repertoire includes poets such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ahmad Faraz, Mirza Ghalib, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Allama Iqbal, Munir Niazi, and Perveen Shakir.

More recently, Ms. Sani has worked on a rendition of Poet Mohammad Iqbal's extended verse ‘Shikwa-Jawab-e-Shikwa'. She has also collaborated with contemporary musicians on songs such as ‘Mori Arj Suno' – a highly acclaimed Faiz's nazm, for Coke Studio Pakistan, 2010.

At present, Ms. Sani is working on an album to commemorate the centenary of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. She has also started preparation for recording Movlana Jalaludin Rumi's Mathnavi in Urdu. Conceived as a multicultural venture – including translations, composition and rendering – Turkish musicians will be used to invoke the sense of original poetic source.

Ms. Sani has performed at a wide range of international forums, bearing the firm belief that music crosses all borders performing not only all over Pakistan but in many parts of the world like Ireland, Morocco, Oman, India , Turkey, North and South Korea, Philippines, Dubai, Malaysia, Germany, US and UK.

Tine has many CDs to her credit.

Updated:  November 2, 2011

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