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(Jyoti Nooran & Sultana Nooran)
The Nooran Sisters belong to Jalandhar, Punjab and are very rooted in their linguistic and musical traditions. Their grandmother Bibi Nooran was a well known singer of her time, and the Nooran Sisters now follow in her footsteps. Their father Gulshan Mir noticed their precocious talent while they were still toddlers and started them off on their musical training.
The Nooran Sisters - Jyoti and Sultana come from a family of musicians. The girls have been trained in the field of traditional "SUFI MUSIC" for the past of 10 years by their father Ustad Gulshan Mir Son of famous Late Ustad Sohan Lal, he is also a grandson of late Bibi Nooran a renowned punjabi sufi singer of her time in the 70's. He Trained them in Sufi music and they desided to sing only Sufi songs. In the field of indian traditional music mostly it is passed on from one generation to the next thats how they acquired the skills of present singing.
They follow the Sham chaurasi Gharana and "Mirasi" traditions of music. Sultana and Jyoti's father Gulshan Mir is not only their teacher and guru; he also composes the music and arrangements for his daughter's concerts and performances. Sometimes he sings along, but mostly he is content to simply accompany his tremendously talented daughters on the harmonium.
The talent of the girls was spotted early and gained recognition with the TV show, Nikki Awaaz Punjab di. Traditional renditions from girls this young is not only unusual it is positively rare, and was appreciated by the judges and audiences alike. So many children who appear on TV shows seem anxious to emulate film item songs along with the attendant latkas and jhatkas, that the Nooran Sisters and their performance would have been a sharp contrast.
Soon the exceptional talent of the Nooran Sisters gained international recognition and the girls have performed as far from home as Canada where expat Indians enjoy listening to the kind of music that is strongly evocative of their roots. Their concerts in India are frequently before NRI audiences because perhaps living away from the home country makes the heart grow fonder of its traditions.
In July 2012, the Nooran Sisters featured on Coke Studio (India), also known as Coke Studio@MTV. Episode 2 of Season 2 featured Hitesh Sonik and the song Allah Hoo by Jyoti and Sultana Nooran. The track features the girls signing standing up rather than their customary seated pose and there is significantly more orchestration in this rendering but the earthy, powerful voices are as unmistakable and create as much of an impact..