Faiz Mohammad Faizok

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Faiz Mohammad Faizok
فیز محمد ضیزوک
Native name فیز محمد فیزوک
Born 1900
Qasr-e Qand, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran
Died 1980 (aged 79–80)
Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
Genres Folk, Balochi
Occupation(s) Singer, instrumentalist
Instruments Lute, harp

Faiz Mohammad Faizok Balochi: فیز محمد فیزوک), was a folk Balochi musician. Well known for his unique style of body language with his songs.[1] His contribution to Balochi music is greatly admired by most Baloch people. He introduced the classical music way to Balochi after migrating to Karachi, Pakistan.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Qasr-e Qand, Iran a region in Nikshahr township in 1901 in Baluchistan. Master Mallarami taught him how to sing and he learned lute and harp from Allahdad. Master Allahdad belonged to the Lashar region in Nikshar township. Master Khayr Mohamamd taught him Sindhi music. Though he lived his early life in Karachi but later moved on to Quetta, Balochistan where establishment of Radio broadcasting and start of first TV station compelled him to come. At Quetta he lived most of life and worked at lot for Balochi music.

Musical career[edit]

He composed poems and songs in his mother tongue, Balochi. His works consist of hundreds of songs. He received tens of medals by performing in South Korea, Russia, Indonesia, France, America, Al Jazeera, Lebanon and Spain.

His most popular songs are: [2]"Laila O Laila, Biya tara baran saila", "Musqat e Mehruk", "Bag e Bulbula", and "Mai Zameen o Asmaana".

Death and legacy[edit]

He died in 1982 at Quetta, Balochistan, when he was 80 Years old. His death was a great loss for Balochi music as Balochi music at his time was not as established as now. Nowadays Balochi Academy at Quetta handles all Balochi literature and Balochi music records. His has a son named Taj Mohammad Tajal Baloch who works as a Benjo player at PTV Quetta broadcast centre and has achieved the Pride of Performance award in Music Composing.

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