|The Nooran Sisters from India 2017.Sep at BBC Radio Studios|
The sisters were trained for 10 years by their father, Ustad Gulshan Mir, a renowned Sufi singer of the 70's. Music was an integral part of their childhood because of their grandmother, Swarn Noora. The family fell on very hard times after Swarn Noora died, it was very difficult to arrange food as well, to survive their father used to give music lessons. Although it took away him from Mir's music, it helped his family to pass the bad times.
When Sultana was seven and Jyoti five, he discovered their talent of singing. "They were playing, and in jest, singing a Bulleh Shah kalam they had heard from their grandmother, Bibi Nooran." As per Mir, they didn't miss any beat and sang professionally with tabla and harmonium.
Iqbal Mahal, a Canadian music promoter, discovered the sisters in 2010. They got the fame from the MTV Talent hunt series in India MTV Sound Trippin, with their song "Tung Tung", and later, MTV unplugged series, Coke Studio.
The sisters opened the evening with the rendition of "Allah Hoo"* and belted out popular Sufi songs, including "Dama Dum Mast Qalandar", "Jugni" and many others. They also sang some of Jagjit Singh's Punjabi songs, including "Long Da Lashkara" and "Mitti Da Bawa". -- summary from wiki
*version of Allah Hoo by Sain Zahoor see Awards for World Music Concert (2006)
NOORAN-SISTERS-20170901_Won3 Session BBC
2017.Sep.01: BBC Radio 3 World on 3 and Asian Network
1.Nooran Sisters - Yaar Di Gali (BBC Live Session)
2.Nooran Sisters - Jee Ve Sohaneya (BBC Live Session)
3.Mahalakshmi Iyer & Udit Narayan - E Ajnabi (from Dil Se... OST, Venus Records India)
4.Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Akhian Noon Chain Na Aawe - Sorrows, Vol. 69 (Star CD)
5.Nooran Sisters - Akhian Noon Chain Nah Awe - NFAK cover (BBC Live Session)
6.Nooran Sisters - Dam Dam Mast Qalander - NFAK cover (BBC Live Session)
note: in between tracks talk by World on 3 and Asian Network DJs, SPECIAL attention to the film Dil Se..., haven't seen it, but really want to and think can only highly recommended...
Discography2015: Jindriye (digital track, Times Music, India)
2016: Jogan (digital track, Sony Music, India)
2016: Yaar Da Deewana (digital track, T-Series aka. Super Cassettes, India)
2016: Prince Ghuman feat. Nooran Sisters - Mahi (digital track, Saregama, India)