Sharanya Deepak’s essay for 52, tells a few wonderful stories about Pakistani pop in India. It’s a lovely capture of the allure of Pakistani artists across the border, and how the bans on them fit into the larger situation of Indian cultural politics.
Over the last year, I’ve established analytics mechanisms to understand the Pakistani music industry empirically. At the end of the year, it is…
Ye Dunya Karakoram, Faris Shafi, Talha Anjum Post 2020 Pakistani pop music is often pitted against the previous renaissance in the early 2000s. Many in…
As part of my end of 2022 (rather, start of 2023) activities, I’m writing a few lines from selected songs in my Best of 2022 playlist. Lafzuna Zahoor…
2: "Crazy" – Pakistani Music in 2022 with TPR PodListen now (47 min) | I talk to Ali Abbasi of TPR Pod on the Pakistani music scene over the last year. This is a cross-post of TPR episode #177. You can…
For a second year running, I’ve compiled my favorite Pakistani pop into one playlist. If you’ve been following the Hamnawa Select playlists I put out…
Cricket anthems have a storied history in Pakistani music. Of late, new soundtracks to cricket tournaments have been frequently sponsored by cricket…
My favorite music to listen to this month. On Spotify as usual. Lots of good music this month!
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