Jalal Chandio

Jalal Chandio was one of the greatest Sindhi vocalists, who ruled the Sindhi music world and influenced it more than anybody else could do. Jalal Chandio was a singer of love. The theme of love is very popular with the rural audience of Sindh. When he began singing, the theme of love made his songs very popular with the simple-hearted people of the interior of Sindh. With his throaty voice, he could spellbind thousands of listeners, some even joined him and danced to the tune. It is this virtue that took him all over Sindh all the year round. Present at almost every congregation and private session, he had made an unprecedented number of fans, not only in Sindh but beyond that. Technically, he belonged to Yaktarepota School of Singing which is mostly meant for the mystic singing but later he developed his own style. With a beautifully decorated Yaktara and chapriyoon (castanets), he sang in the popular Sindhi rhythmic beats Kalwaro, Adho, Dedho and Ektal. This had nothing extraordinary but it only provided versatility to his renditions. That is why in every public transport in the Sindh his songs were played so frequently that made him known as the king of Sindhi Music.

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