In autumn 2012 I was asked to arrange for the BBC Philharmonic and two Pakistani singers Shazia Manzoor and Quratulain Balouch. I was about to turn it down through lack of time but I switched on the you tube to find them -- and was knocked for six - what singers they are -- both different in approach but both uniquely powerful and emotional.
There was no question. I had to do it. With just 3 weeks to do it in it nearly killed me -- but was worth every moment.
To work with these two great singers was an honour and deeply inspiring.
My Lambi Judai arrangement I have dedicated to Reshma the great Pakistani singer who is ill and near death.
I hope you enjoy the earthy and wild QB singing these songs.