Afsaaney Sartaaj De
Lyrics and Vocals By: Dr.Satinder Sartaaj
Review By: Faisal Saif
Ratings: * * * 1/2
Dr.Satinder Sartaaj's latest album 'Afsaaney Sartaaj De' continues the trend set by this singer through his earlier albums of rejoining the listeners to traditional folk and Sufi style music along with touching the emotional cords of the listeners through present day issues.
The video of the first song, ‘Soohe Khat’ is already a 'Hit' on Social Networking site YouTube and various channels. 'Putt Saade', another song with very emotional lyrics is bound to bring a tear or two in the eyes of people who have gone abroad for greener pastures and their families who are left behind and long for their physical presence next to them. The song is a compilation of a list of questions of the parents who inquire about the various dreams with which their kin had flown abroad. Another marvelous song composed with traditional lyrics and music is ’Maula Ji’. It is a prayer by a helpless man who has been entangled by the miseries of the world and longs for a life free of complexities. Contrary to this, the song 'Khillara' is an attempt to remind a person of his duties who has lost track of them while fulfilling his personal greed. At the same time Sartaaj reminds us the importance of a cleaner and greener environment through his song 'Drakhat' (Trees).
In his own lyrical style, Dr Sartaaj has dedicated another song ’Jang Jaan Wale’ as an ode to those soldiers who knowingly go out to war to protect the people of their motherland even though they know that they might have to pay the ultimate price of their own lives for the task. The other three songs, ‘Khidari’, ‘Dard Gareeban Da’ and ‘Aakhari Appeel’ also throw light on different shades of life and are melodious to an amazing level.
Sartaaj first gained fame with his hit song "Sai" and "Cheerey Waaleya". Since then his popularity has seen a constant surge among the Punjabi diaspora with his shows being held in many countries across the world. Sartaaj attained global recognition with his first Canada Tour in 2009 in which he performed in 18 sold out shows in big cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary. Next he moved and gave his performance in the United States in 2010 and 2011 and performed in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and 16 other cities.
The ten songs in this album touch issues from different walks of life and the listeners can associate themselves with most of the songs. While the lyrics are simple and clean, the music and composition gives a traditional touch. The entire album consist of Rock-Solid compositions and lyrically pumps your blood to the core. Another best part of this Album, According to Dr.Satinder Sartaaj is a part of the total sale of the CD will be donated to ‘YouWeCan’ NGO, founded by Cricketer Yuvraj Singh for the welfare of cancer patients.