The Nooran Sisters – Jyoti and Sultana individually of ‘Tung Tung’ fame come from a family of musicians. They have been trained in the field of traditional “SUFI MUSIC” for the past of 10 years by their father Ustad Gulshan Meer, son of famous Late Ustad Sohan Lal. Gulshan Meer is 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 decided to sing only Sufi songs. In the field of Indian traditional music mostly it is passed on from one generation to the next that is how they acquired the skills of present singing.
That is why the girls are known as “NOORAN SISTERS”.
On CokeStudio@MTV they take over the stage with their strong and impactful voice and charismatic personalities as they perform the traditional Sufi Song “Allah Hoo”. Over the years they have won many awards. Slowly but surely they are making a mark of their own over the very short span of time. In 2010 the girls were discovered by the famous international music promoter Iqbal Mahal from Canada at an early age and was amazed of hear them sing and ever since he has been trying to suitably promote them.
The girls have been trained in the field of traditional “Sufi Music” for the past of 10 years by their father ustad Gulshan Meer 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 decided to sing only Sufi Songs. In the field of Indian traditional music mostly it is passed on from one generation to the next. That is 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 Meer 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.
Exceptional talent of the Nooran Sisters gained international recognition and the girls have performed as far from home as USA, Canada and Other Countries 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.
They have been playback singers for many Movie Songs.