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Chand Tara Orchestra drops a track that ‘Coke Studio’ could learn from

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KARACHI: There’s a conscious effort in the world to get rid of the guitar. Some musicologists have even gone onto on to say that guitar-based songwriting is possibly the most significant hurdle barring creative expression. ‘World Music’ instruments such as the African Kora have made a comeback in an attempt to sound something different than just Western. On the […]

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Coke Fest to commence from 16th

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Lahore: Given the prevailing political and security situations in our country, people get only a few opportunities to come together for festivities in a safe public setting. As a brand that focuses on togetherness, Coca-Cola took it upon itself to bring people together for three-day festive events. Last year, The Coke fest brought together two […]

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Shikwa Jawab-i-Shikwa under way

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KARACHI: Recently, a version of Allama Iqbal’s poem Shikwa was presented in a Coke Studio episode. It did not go down well with quite a few lovers of poetry and music. It may have also had its takers. But artist Sobia Ahmed’s take on the poem in an exhibition of her works titled, yes, you’ve […]

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From cabbies to Coke Studio, K-P musicians stay divided

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PESHAWAR: “What are dams doing in this sacred place?” an incensed man was seen shouting outside the gates of Rahman Baba’s shrine in Peshawar a few days ago. Dams is an unflattering term commonly used for performing artists. The man, part of a larger crowd, was trying to stop a Qawwali from taking place inside; […]

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