Classical guitarist Sajjad Tafu, son of famous tabla player Ustad Tafu Khan, has launched his new album called 'The Spiritual Voyage'. Sajjad compositions include poetry by Shah Hussain, Mian Muhammad Bux, Ghulam Farid, Heer Waris Shah, and Baba Bulleh Shah. He has fused these with guitar strumming and dholak beats.
His other album, being launched with 'The Spiritual Voyage' is 'Suzzana', which narrates the love story of a 20-year-old girl. Sajjad has been playing music for Lollywood and has sung more than 2,000 songs for nearly 400 hundred movies.
He told Daily Times that he belonged to Mazang Gharana, which includes musicians such as Master Inayat Hussian and Master Abdullah.
He said he had been educated in Manhattan where he performed on the streets. He said he had revived the traditional instrumentals and its usage. He said he was currently launching two albums at a time for which he had sung as well as composed the music.
His song 'Anokha Ladla' directed by Bare Ashiq Ali Khan has been aired. Sajjad started playing the guitar at the age of 10 in 1974. Some famous songs composed by him are 'Kabhi Mein Sochta Hoon Kuch Na Kuch Kaho', 'Sona Na Chandi Na Koi Mahal' and 'Mujhay Dil Se Na Bhoolana'.