Music

Pakistan’s qawwali music fights to be heard after Amjad Sabri’s death

Pakistan’s qawwali music fights to be heard after Amjad Sabri’s death

(AFP) – Nearly two years after Pakistan’s foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music of Islam’s Sufi mystical sect is struggling to survive, as fears of sectarianism and modern pressures slowly drown out its powerfully hypnotic strains. Thousands poured into the streets near Sabri’s family home after his death […]

Muslim man in India beaten to death for asking group to turn off New Year music

Muslim man in India beaten to death for asking group to turn off New Year music

A Muslim man living near the Indian city of Ranchi was beaten to death by a group on New Year’s Day after he allegedly asked them to turn off the loud music they were playing in close proximity of a graveyard, the BBC reported on Tuesday. A senior police officer told the BBC that 19-year-old Waseem Ansari and two of […]

Raveena replaces Rahat in upcoming Maatr music video

Raveena replaces Rahat in upcoming Maatr music video

DESK REPORT On the bright side, Rahat’s songs made the cut in two other Bollywood films The makers will now apparently feature Raveena Tandon’s scene from the film in the music video instead of the singer The producers of Raveena Tandon’s film Maatr have confirmed that Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan won’t be appearing […]

5 reasons to attend NAPA International Theatre and Music Festival 2017

5 reasons to attend NAPA International Theatre and Music Festival 2017

5 reasons to attend NAPA International Theatre and Music Festival 2017 DESK REPORT The festival features a musical rendition of Iqbal’s Shikwa, a performance from Palestine and more The NAPA International Theatre and Music Festival 2017 has some surprises for us. Like every year, NAPA (National Academy of Performing Arts) will try to introduce some […]

Authentic Pakistani Music Food charmed ASPAC members

Authentic Pakistani Music Food charmed ASPAC members

Paris 28th October, 2016. Pakistan food stall and Sufi music charmed the members of Asia Pacific Group of Permanent Delegations (ASPAC) to UNESCO, diplomats, French government officials and other visitors. Pakistan food stall artistically adorned with traditional handicrafts, offering of authentic Pakistan dishes and performance of live Sufi music was held in UNESCO Headquarter in […]