Pakistani media is too limited in its view of its own people. The country’s linguistic and cultural diversity, given its size and heritage is comparabl…
Zeerak Ahmed
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and pillar for Lahore’s music scene – Farhad Humayun – passed away tragically at the age of 42. Humayun was one of the…
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Maanu and Talal Qureshi recently put out a pair of recordings. Talal is an artist’s producer. In that his reputation as an electronic musician is so es…
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I’m excited to announce Hamnawa Select: playlists of our favorite Pakistani music. I’ll publish these playlists periodically. The playlist for May is a…
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The best Faris Shafi songs – and Introduction is one of them – deliver hard-hitting truth with two essential sides: some artfully constructed swearing,…
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I just ask Natasha Noorani to tell us about her music herself: Choro is about the labour of leaving a toxic environment. Each space in the music video …
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A year ago, Kaky Thou$and was notable for being just 8 and rapping like the big guys. Aside of a growth spurt, his age is not relevant to why his music…
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Towers collaborate with producer and filmmaker Jamal Rahman for their third single. There’s lots to like about this: the visuals, the synth, that bass …
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Farooq Qaiser passed away on May 14 – a loss of immense proportion. 
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Omer Tariq writes: Really enjoyed the recent features on Qawwali especially Hina Husain’s interview of Michael Brook. The interview reminded me of anot…
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Huz Kai is of Pakistani descent and makes K-pop. I don’t know too much about this except that it is awesome. h/t resident K-pop expert Natasha Noorani
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One of the things I enjoy most about Pakistani hip hop is that it actually speaks in the language spoken by its audience. Whereas much of the pop rock …
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