Arif Lohar can now be seen across the border as a playback singer. He will be singing his immensely popular single, ‘Jugni for the movie ‘Diary of a Butterfly’. The film, in which Udita Goswami is playing the lead actress, is directed by Vinod Mukhi and produced by Rakesh Sabarwal.
Coke Studio has been around for three successful seasons now, and the promo of the first episode of the fourth season does have a hook in it. Coke Studio sessions have the strength to revitalize even the greats, like Saaen Zahoor and Arif Lohar, and present them in a fresh … Read more
Steadily but surely creating a niche for herself, Meesha Shafi boasts of a multitude of talents. A graduate from the NCA in Lahore, she is a popular artist with a flair for oil on canvas. The gifted gal has also dabbled in acting and modelling along with representing L’Oreal Paris … Read more
A super intense season of Coke Studio is set to air this summer with as many music legends as pop and rock stars. Well guys, the time has finally come to start raving about the upcoming Season Three of Coke Studio (CS).
The set has been altered so artists can feed off of each others vibes to present “something that comes straight from the heart and goes to the heart.” By simply bringing aboard a wide array of artists, CS’s music will attempt to bridge gaps created by culture, age or ethnicity.
The Sufi feel is retained with Arieb Azhar reprising his poignant vocals to some great music. Last season turned Saeein Zahoor into a household name, you will similarly see Fakir Juman Shah showing us that music is in every corner of our country if you search for it.
Qawwali is more prominent this season as we hear the wails of Rizwan and Muazzam who sound terrific, even in the absence of music. Zeb and Haniya, who immortalized their song ‘Paimona’ are back too.
Over the course of time, one has seen several Pakistani singers-turned-actors including the late Noorjehan, Arif Lohar, Adnan Sami Khan, Sajjad Ali and Fawad Afzal Khan. This phenomenon is not only seen in Pakistan but all over the globe with famous singers such as Elvis Presley, Will Smith, Mariah Carey … Read more
Abida Parveen Iconic, profound, subliminal — to wax lyrical of Abida Parveen is natural. A legend both at home and abroad for her grace and soulful Sufi strains, Parveen over the years has stayed true to her classical origins, which she mastered under the tutelage of Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. … Read more
The Rafi Peer Theatre’s 10-day world performing arts festival, 2004, is being held at the Alhamra Cultural Complex from Nov 27. As many as 600 artistes of over 33 countries, including India, will perform in various disciplines of performing arts like dance, theatre, music and puppetry. Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi … Read more
While conducting a poll on the top ten Pakistani bands/soloists, I realized how ignorant of the pakistani music scene our expatriates are. For instance, the only bands they would know of were Junoon, Strings or EP…beyond that, most of them still thought that Awaz was making waves…ok, I’m exaggerating, come … Read more