Ghazal Maestro Mehdi Hassan Passes Away

The legendary Singer, King of Ghazal and playback singer for Lollywood, Mehdi Hassan died at age of 85 in Karachi today. He has been ill for the last 12 years but this year, his condition deteriorated significantly and in the last one month, he was released from hospital for just one day before … Read more

Strings: Pakistan Pop Bands Continue to Churn out Great Music

Currently the biggest band in Pakistani pop Faisal and Bilal – the band duo – at churning out good music. That’s what the music of the Pakistani band Strings is all about Currently the biggest band in Pakistani pop, Strings has had a tumultuous history of disbanding and then reuniting. … Read more

“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

Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan in Switzerland

Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan performed in Geneva and in the “Pakistan House”, the residence of the Ambassador of Pakistan Bern, Switzerland. This is the third consecutive year that the Swiss Pakistan Society has invited Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan to Switzerland for concert tours. On 5 April 2004 the Ambassador of … Read more