My favorite music to listen to this month. On Spotify as usual. I also showed up on the latest TPR Pod to talk about this playlist, my methods, and a…
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Editor’s note: this is a guest post from friend of the show, Shahan Shahid. Please consider donating to the campaign mentioned below. A TV show very…
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I’ve been moved by the outpouring of love shown on the Pakistani side of the border at the passing of Sidhu Moose Wala. For those unfamiliar with Sidhu…
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Perhaps the story in Pakistani pop at the moment is the swift rise of Abdul Hannan, whose two songs with young producer Rovalio this year, have become…
My favorite music to listen to this month. On Spotify as usual.
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Until quite recently, musicians and the press bemoaned the lack of ‘original music’ in the Pakistani industry. A simplistic generalization, this view…
Perhaps like no other Pakistani song before it, Pasoori, has broken out as an international hit. Much has been said about Pasoori, and despite this…
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Sampling is rare in modern Pakistani pop. The reasons for this are not completely transparent. Onerous licensing discussions with EMI, and now their…
My favorite music this month. Playlist on Spotify.
Even early on in Meesha’s career, she was an outspoken pioneer. With Overload, she made the female rock vocal more prominent than it may ever have been…
An alt rock band with rap in a music show produced by Xulfi? This year’s Coke Studio is goading me to write about eP. Two decades ago, the influence of…
The subject line of this email is (as always) the title of the song but also an optimistic announcement of a return to some regularity of publishing on…