Goher Mumtaz of Jal band engagement

Goher Mumtaz of Jal Band is now engaged

Jal’s guitarist and vocalist Goher Mumtaz recently got engaged to Islooite Anam Ahmad.  The ceremony took place on 15th September at a private event the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. Rumor has it that the newly-engaged couple have known each other for some time and that a small baat pakki ceremony had already … Read more

Jal to Collaborate with Rabbi Shergill at Coke Studio Season 4

Jal to Collaborate with Rabbi Shergill at Coke Studio Season 4?

The news of Rabbi Shergill and Jal performing at the Coke Studio Season 4 has been surfacing for quite sometime. What we weren’t hearing was that they are performing together. While everyone was lip-tight about the season 4 of the Coke Studio, Jal, for reasons unknown, has tried to spill … Read more

Rock Bands Rock the Capital

Islamabad got a good healthy dose of rock as Entity Paradigm, Jal, Call and many other bands performed on 13th march 2004 at the opening of the Open Air Theater in the scenic “Shakarpariyan”. The event was organized by Dream Weaver Productions (known for the highly acclaimed murder mystery musical … Read more

Pop wave boots guitar sales

The latest wave of pop music has swept the city’s young off their feet and the sale of musical instruments, especially guitars, has risen sharply, indicated a Daily Times survey. The city’s leading instrument shops, which previously sold between 50 and 60 guitars a month, have registered a five-fold increase … Read more

The Power List 2005

What is power? Who has it? How can you tell? These are questions that have no easy answers. Ask an assertive journalist, and you’ll hear a vehement dismissal of all glamour types and the list of powerful people whittling down to a stodgy industry bigwigs. Ask a starry-eyed showbiz fanatic … Read more

Pakistani artistes making money worldwide

Pop music is rapidly taking over the Pakistani music scene, despite the moral brigade and diktats of the clergy. “Pop, along with soft rock, is growing in popularity. It has developed in a very short span of time and shows more promise than even Indian pop music,” claims Saadia, 19, … Read more

The music industry — a lonesome rider against foreign competition

It appears as if the floodgates have been opened for foreign entertainment and news channels. The last couple of years have seen an invasion by cable channels, which can be seen wherever you go, from restaurants and homes to shops. This is all part of the phenomenon called ‘globalisation’. Pakistani … 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