Zeb and Haniya: Live music is a problem in Pakistan

MTV India‘s new music show called “MTV Roots” is a weekly show featuring artists/bands of South Asian origin from around the world. The launch episode of MTV Roots featured music videos of various South Asian artists including Mekaal Hasan Band. The main idea behind the show is to promote the bands of South Asia that are not so popular in India.

Zeb and Haniya who is soon going to be seen on MTV Roots, on the World Music Day, had a chat with their fans on MTV India’s twitter.

For all those who missed this fun-filled interaction, here are the excerpts:

Q: Which Indian artist do you listen to?

Haniya: “I’ve listen to a lot of Indian music. R.D. Burman, S.D. Burman, Madan Mohan right upto Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy!”

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to work with A. R. Rahman for ‘Rockstar’ Soundtrack

November 10, 2010
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to work with A. R. Rahman

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to work with A. R. RahmanRahat Fateh Ali Khan will sing for the Grammy and Academy award winning musician and composer, A. R. Rahman for the soundtrack of the much-awaited hindi musical film ‘Rockstar’ starring Ranbir Kapoor in the male lead role and Nargis Fakhri in the female lead role who is a half Czech and half Pakistani model. The film is a dream Project of its director, Imtiaz Ali.

The soundtrack album will have 6 songs. According to Rahman, “Rockstar is a character driven film and as one can guess from the title, there will be lots of guitar. In brief, the music will have very different vibrations.”

In the past, A. R. Rahman has only worked with two Pakistani singers, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Shiraz Uppal. Pakistani Qawwal, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will associate with Rahman for the first time through this film. read more