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Thursday, 18 July 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-PAKISTANI CONSIST OF THE "MAKRANI" "SHEEDI" AND "HABSHI" THESE ARE DESENDANT OF AFRICAN SLAVES BROUGHT TO PAKISTAN SOME CENTURIES AGO :
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY African Pakistani or Pakistani African consist of the "Makrani", "Sheedi" or "Habshi". The Makrani (Urdu/Persian: مکرانی) are the inhabitants of Makran coast of Balochistan in Pakistan and lower Sindh. The Siddis (Sheedi) In Karachi live area of Lyari and other nearby coastal areas. Although most people use the term Siddis to describe many of the African populations in Pakistan, they are not all Siddis.
The Sheedis are divided into four clans, or houses: Kharadar Makan, Hyderabad Makan, Lassi Makan and Belaro Makan. The sufi saint Pir Mangho is regarded by many as the patron saint of the Sheedis, and the annual Sheedi Mela festival, is the key event in the Sheedi community's cultural calendar. Some glimpses of the rituals at Sidi/Sheedi Festival 2010 include visit to sacred alligators at Mangho pir, playing music and dance. Famous Sheedis include army leader Hoshu Sheedi, Urdu poet Noon Meem Danish, and singer Younis Jani famous for singing an Urdu version of the reggaeton song "Papi chulo... (te traigo el mmmm...)."
Many of the Afro-Pakistanis have assimilated into the dominamt culture. The Sheedis have assimilated into Pakistani culture, the instrument, songs and dance of the Sheedis appear to be derived from Africa.[ The musical anthem of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, "Bija Teer", is a Balochi song in the musical style of the Sheedis with Black African style rhythm and drums[