Ali Zafar attends Anwar Maqsood’s Sawa 14 August

August 30, 2013
Ali Zafar attends Sawa 14 August

Ali Zafar attends Sawa 14 AugustAli Zafar supports the revival of local theaters and culture. We all already know that being a versatile actor/singer Ali Zafar is an artistic mastermind, but as much as the actor enjoys performing he also enjoys watching other brilliant plays and actors. Recently he went to watch ‘Sawa 14 August‘ a play written by Anwar Maqsood. The actor was thrilled and excited to see the play as he is very much interested in local theater and a big supporter its revival. He even tweeted his eagerness for the play.

Abbas Ali Khan’s New Album Will Be Releasing In October 2013

August 28, 2013
Abbas Ali Khan New Album - OCT 2013

Abbas Ali Khan's New Album will be releasing in October 2013Abbas Ali Khan, of Malal and Sun Re fame, is gearing up for an album release in October this year. Abbas has been one of those guys in the music industry who have been quietly pursuing their career with some really good work every now and then.

Abbas’s rendition of Man Kunto Maula and Per Mein Hun Ruka Sa were highly appreciated by the audiences. Recently he was also seen doing the sound-track of a theatre play ‘Sawa 14 August‘ written by the legendary Anwar Maqsood and directed by Dawar Mehmood. The whole sound-track of the play was composed by Abbas Ali Khan which was the first of its own kind of experience for Abbas.

Abbas Ali Khan – Sawa 14 August Signature Tune (Listen Audio)

July 30, 2013
Abbas Ali Khan - Sawa 14 August

Abbas Ali Khan - Sawa 14 August

Artist Abbas Ali Khan

Song: Sawa 14 August Signature Tune

Every Musical Score, Big or small, is always started with Piano Doodles, just like a visual artist starts a concept by making doodles on paper. These Piano Doodles are then refined into what we call a Signature Tune or a Theme which is later developed into the full score with the full orchestra. Here is the signature tune of the theater play ‘Sawa 14 August’ in it’s very minimal form played on the piano accompanied by a harp. Enjoy!

Interview: Strings – Passing on the torch

December 13, 2009

By Asif Khan

Strings concertStrings fans could be seen in full force last Friday evening at the Royal Rodale Club in Karachi where Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood got off to a bumpy start amidst the muffled voices in the background. They belted out their first track of the evening, Humsafar, from their album Koi Aanay Wala Hai, which is somewhat fast becoming a signature opening number for their performances. The sound system too was good enough to pump energy into the audience.

Sans any glaring glitches or behind the scenes blunders, it was an amazing experience to be at the concert. Although the entry of stags and boys in groups was refrained following the club’s policy, the energy level wasn’t missing.