“It’s not an R.D. Burman Song”

Hoooo… Channo ki aankh mein ik nasha hai. I thought I heard someone sing…dang, you hear it too, don’t you? Resonating throughout Pakistan, USA, UK, and all around the world for that matter, the sudden Channo-mania has caused quite a hullabaloo, uproar, and frenzy. The man behind the mania, whose … Read more

Indian, Pakistani singers to fuse music at Immies

Cultural camaraderie between India and Pakistan hits a new high on Friday with virtuoso singers from both countries set to enthrall a packed audience at the MTV Immies in Mumbai. Versatile singer Hariharan teams up with the Karachi-based rock group Strings to keep the crowd tapping while Shaan joins up … Read more

Urmila in Lahore for Documentry

Moving Closer, a 40-minute documentary by Serendip Productions, was screened at Alhamra Hall-II. The documentary will also be shown in Bombay and Delhi and later screened on Pakistan Televison, Star Plus and Doordarshan. Moving Closer is about Indian actress Urmila Matondkar and director Prahlad Kakar’s visit to Lahore earlier this … Read more

The Next Best Things

The next best things are not some secondary alternatives to the real things. These are the real things! They are the next generation of superstars. Perhaps the term “generation” would not be applicable here since the world of showbiz seems to lie in another dimension where time moves a lot … Read more

The Beginning of a True Evolution

EP’s first release was reputed to be filled with weird electronic sounds, synthesizer magic and the poppish guitar-driven anthems, long before the album saw the light of day or the introspective title Irtiqa was associated with this ambitious effort. With all the hype surrounding the album, Irtiqa is certainly one … Read more

Top Ten Pakistani Bands/Soloists

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

Pakistani style steps out

The show got bigger this year. Not only did the organizers fly out to Dubai, giving the local entertainment industry much-needed international exposure, they also collaborated with a television network, ensuring a much wider audience than our local channels could ever pull off. Indian talent, comprising professional dancers, stage designers … Read more

Indus music to hold first pop music awards

Indus Music (IM) will hold the first pop music awards ceremony in Pakistan at the Alhamra Arts Centre on July 24. The channel has also signed an agreement with MTV whereby IM will broadcast old English songs in a show called ‘MTV Classics’, presented and produced in Pakistan.daily Times reported. … Read more