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Junoon rocks Karachi, once again

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KARACHI: Music was in the air. Karachi hadn’t experienced live music on such a grand scale in a long time. On Tuesday, it finally happened. Music lovers poured into the Moin Khan Academy to listen to Junoon, the band that defined an era in Pakistani music, the 1990s to be precise, when lines between (Pakistani) […]

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With love, from Khumariyaan

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The Peshawar and Islamabad-based music quartet speaks to Instep about representing KPK across Pakistan and abroad, the 10-year landmark they are celebrating by releasing their debut album this year an Instep Interview The Peshawar and Islamabad-based music quartet speaks to Instep about representing KPK across Pakistan and abroad, the 10-year landmark they are celebrating by […]

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Coke fest kicks off with a bang

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LAHORE – Season 3 of the nation’s biggest food and music festival, Coke fest, kicked off the other day. Attendees also witnessed chefs working their magic through cooking demonstrations and enjoyed live music performances by Rizwan Butt, Waqar Ehsin and Abrar-ul-Haq. Coke fest offered a variety of cuisines with flavors and delicacies to cater to a […]

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Khumariyaan on making Paris debut

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Coke Studio 11 may well be the current subject dominating social media and making headlines online but drowning the noise for a minute, Instep can confirm that instrumental folk-rock music group Khumariyaan plan to release their debut album this year. In between doing his day job as an architect and a runaround trip from Islamabad […]

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German jazz ensemble plays its ‘voice of the heart’

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ISLAMABAD:Jazz is no stranger to Pakistan, with ensembles travelling to the country for over 50 years. But all of the ensembles from different countries who have come through, have connected with the audience. The latest such band, Europe’s most prolific and Germany’s top-ranked jazz group Wolfgang Haffner and band explained just why this was so. […]

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Mohsin Hamid and Riz Ahmed to discuss migration and music as part of London Literature Festival 2018

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The author and the actor will share a panel after Lahore Literary Festival that was held in Pakistan earlier this year to discuss issues that both have addressed in their works, respectively. Break-out actor Riz Ahmed (Venom, The Night Of), who is also known as rapper Riz MC and released his newest track, a powerful […]

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A scintillating evening of music

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The National Academy of Performing Arts was on Sunday and Monday host to two delightful evenings of music. While Sunday witnessed works by masters like Beethoven and Mozart, on Monday there were numbers that had been composed in the classical style, but the great classical and Romantic masters did not feature. There was just one […]

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Children’s Literature Festival showcases storytelling, theatre, music and books

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KARACHI: Storytelling, theatre, art, music and books were just some of the offerings at the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) that opened on Friday at the Dawood Public School where children belonging to different schools in the city came together to indulge their creative sides with a bit of fun included. With a vision to get […]

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Pakistan’s Latif Ali Khan becomes Asia’s first super star in music

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KARACHI: Music is a universal language which is understood by people from different cultures. Music is not just a language, it heals our soul essence. It is given so much importance in the sub-continent. Geo TV has held several singing contests to hunt new talent. To hunt a new talent in Asia, “Asia’s Singing Super […]

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Musadiq Sanwal’s poetic verses and music CD launched

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KARACHI: Despite the distracting ear-splitting sounds coming from outside of the Karachi Press Club, friends and admirers of journalist, poet and musician Musadiq Sanwal gathered and shared their memories of the late Sanwal at the launch of his poetic verses Yeh Natamaam Si Ik Zindagi Jo Guzri Hai and a music CD at the club […]

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The future of television is online

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KARACHI: When a friend wanted to watch the popular drama serial Humsafar in Canada, she did not have to wait for relatives to bring her DVDs of the show. Instead, she logged on to the internet and binge-watched all 23 episodes within a few days. With Pakistani viewers sick and tired of unannounced loadshedding and […]

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Culture, music and Karachi’s young maestros

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Karachi: The second session of the NauTarang Platform, an initiative of the the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC), was hosted at the Alliance Francaise on Saturday. The night was embellished with magnificent performances by talented young artists, captivating the audience with their soulful renditions of Eastern Classical music. As the event started at around 9, […]

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Guitarist Tafu awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

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The government of Pakistan has awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to trend setter solo guitarist and music teacher, composer Sajjad Tafu for 2015. Tafu is the first guitarist of the country who has been recognised worthy of the award. The 50 years old Tafu comes from Lahore’s famous Mozang Gharana of musicians including composers and music directors Ustad […]

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Indian author calls to put literature, music and movies online

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HYDERABAD: Writers and intellectuals received the renowned Indian Sindhi artiste, drama director, musician, movie maker and song writer Asha Chand, while she came to visit Hyderabad, the hometown of her ancestors. Asha Chand is the daughter of late Sundri Uttamchandani (mother), the award-winning Sindhi fiction writer and late Assandas Jethanand Uttamchandani, popularly known as Shri […]

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