In an age of Big Brothery nosy parkery on a level that not even George Orwell could have forseen, it's kind of heartwarming to know that there are some people out there in the real world who have managed, quite literally, to escape the net.
Born in Tanzania, Bina Mistry was a merchant banker living in London by the time she released her debut album, Ajnabee (Stranger) in 1991. Later that same year four songs from the album were re-recorded for the BBC and first transmitted on Andy Kershaw's show in November.
Later Bina would contribute a song, Hot Hot Hot, to the film soundtrack Bend It Like Beckham and release a more commercially-orientated cover of My Boy Lollipop as a single, far removed from the ghazal style recordings presented here.
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Ay Dar Masty
Beautiful People Are Never Faithful
Teaching Me Like This