Ahmer Naqvi writes in response to the last post by Hassan Asif on Hasan Raheem: Great, great writing though I feel I have a quibble with the main thesi…
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Hassan Asif writes: We need to talk about Hasan Raheem. When I listen to his songs I feel as if he is gesturing towards a barely audible, subsonic chal…
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On hearing recordings of this nature, it becomes clear why time away from Noori makes sense for Ali Hamza. This version of Rabba Meray Haal Da Mehram T…
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Sajjad Ali redid Dhuan for Velo Sound Station. He was quoted as follows: “I am singing a song which I first performed nearly 35 years ago, ” Sajjad Ali…
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8 year old Kaky Thou$and has immense poise. The main refrain from this song references the popular song Apna Time Ayega from Zoya Akhtar’s film Gully B…
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This recording encapsulates so much of the cultural and technological state of modern Pakistan. I have alluded over the last few weeks to the decline o…
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Braadri Broadcast first released recordings in 2016. At the time, Maheen Sabeeh wrote a profile for The News: A collaborative effort between MAD School…
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Fariha Pervez is the perfect vessel for Rohail Hyatt’s production. Her vocal performance in all Coke Studio performances so far displays exquisite tech…
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Latest solo release from Misbah, the artist behind Sitaray which many readers found themselves drawn to. Darya is in the same mould as Sitaray melodica…
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What separates pop from other music is how easy it is to understand. Snobs will denigrate pop for this reason, romanticizing the delayed gratification …
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Hasan Raheem, along with collaborator Abdullah Kasumbi, makes modern, global pop. This brand of music is the cutting edge of Pakistan’s pop scene. This…
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A lot of the narratives on Hamnawa are about how art forms change to represent different identities. This reflects most prominently, for the purposes o…
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