Kavish Seth is pulling all the right strings

THE MUSICIAN ON HIS UNIQUE JOURNEY AND INVENTION NOORI by ASJAD NAZIR AS THE son of widely acclaimed singer and mu­sician Kavita Seth, it was perhaps inevitable that Kavish Seth would follow in the giant foot­steps of his mother. The talented singer and musician has created a unique space for himself, which has included in­venting […]

My top 10 musical moments – Ali Ashraf

TERRIFICALLY talented singer-songwriter Ali Ashraf recently teamed up with music producer Haris Rao and released his first patriotic song Mein Pakistan, which was accompanied by a video featuring photos of legendary icons from the country. This is the latest creative chapter in a journey for an artist that has included acclaimed songs, albums and live […]

Connecting a new generation to Indian devotional music

HOW BHAJAN SINGER BHAVIK HARIA CROWDFUNDED AN ALBUM IN LOCKDOWN by MITA MISTRY PLENTY of artists have been creating songs during lockdown and some have even shot music videos, but London-based Bhavik Haria did something unique during self-isolation. The talented singer crowdfunded a bhajan album and his fundraiser was so effective that he exceeded his […]

Zainab Haya Pasha: This is only the beginning of my journey in music

NEWCOMER ZAINAB HAYA PASHA ON HER DEBUT SINGLE by ASJAD NAZIR EVERY year amazing new stars appear in the music sky and one of the brightest to emerge in 2020 is Zainab Haya Pasha. The talented Pakistani singer, songwriter and composer released her debut single Baarish earlier this month to critical acclaim and early indications […]

Premz: A musical mind of his own

RAPPER DISCUSSES HIS LATEST SONG, JOURNEY AND INSPIRATION by ASJAD NAZIR THE most exciting commercial music usually originates from independent artists who think out of the box, create without limits and are fearless in their approach. This has pretty much been the story of rule-breaking British rap talent Premz and his impressive body of work. […]

Lyrical life of Gulzar

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE LEGEND’S GREAT SONGWRITING by ASJAD NAZIR ON AUGUST 18, Bollywood great Gulzar turns 86 and will no doubt receive birthday blessings from all over the world. Although he has made a mightily impressive mark as a filmmaker, poet and writer, his biggest impact has been lighting up songs as a lyricist […]

Hemina Shah is using music to connect cultures and countries

HOW SINGER RECORDED AN INTERNATIONAL ALBUM FROM HOME by ASJAD NAZIR BRITISH talent Hemina Shah may have moved to Singapore in 2017 due to her husband’s work, but she has very much remained connected to music and did something quite extraordinary during lockdown. The naturally gifted singer remotely teamed up with musicians from around the […]

Kavita Seth’s ode to music

BOLLYWOOD AND SUFI SINGER ON HER LOVE FOR POETRY AND A SUITABLE BOY SONGS by ASJAD NAZIR NEWLY released drama serial A Suitable Boy has a beautiful musical score that includes six stunning ghazals, which have been sung and composed by Kavita Seth. The acclaimed Bollywood and Sufi singer has added extra colours to the […]

My playlist – Zaman Khan

SINGER, songwriter and musician Zaman Khan’s interesting musical journey has included being a founding member of popular act Astitva The Band. The multi-talented artist divides his time between the acclaimed band, solo projects, hosting popular online show ZamCam and creating new music. One of his recent projects included the song Hum Saath Hain, which was […]

An Inspired musical move

WHY BRIT DUO SHAAN & VERINDER DECIDED TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND RELEASE AN ALBUM by ASJAD NAZIR THE number of albums released by British Asian artists has dramatically decreased in recent years, but London-based Shaan & Verinder bucked the trend with the terrific 12-track release Inspired. The album featuring diverse commercial music styles featured […]

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