Atif Aslam To Work With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s band Members & Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

August 5, 2011

It has been a long time since we last heard any news about The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project. So, what have these guys been up to? According to a report released today by the official facebook page of Atif Aslam,

“Sonic Peacemakers: Atif Aslam, Lanny Cordola and Todd Shea got together in July to perform together during Atif Aslam’s U.S. summer tour. Events to raise awareness about Sonic Peacemakers were held in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Seattle

Ufone Launches Uth Music Platform for Pakistani Talent: Uth Records

Uth Records

Ufone Launches Exciting Uth Music Platform for Pakistani Talent: Uth Records

[Karachi, 28 January 2011] In keeping with the brands consistent commitment to the youth of Pakistan. , Ufone’s Uth Package proudly introduces their latest youth based project on the eve of their 10th Anniversary, Uth Records; a music television show projecting new Pakistani talent, set to air across television and social media networks during the month of February 2011.

Indeed Ufone has always supported youth initiatives such as the live concert platform URock in 2006, the introduction of the Uth Package in 2010 and the Futsal 2010. Uth Records endeavours to provide talented young musicians a professional music platform for their original work to be seen and heard across Pakistan, irrespective of age, gender, language and background. Thus the vision behind Uth Records is: to first find talent through tapping into the music demos of aspiring musicians as sent in to the Ufone team through online submissions, post and by recording their demo live by calling [for Ufone users only] in to Uth Records at 884; then select specific artists through the review of these demos by professional industry producers; to work closely with selected artists to arrange, compose and record their respective original compositions as guided by the producers, in a professional recording st

Peter Gabriel Offered Salman Ahmad To Record Complete Album

December 9, 2010
Salman Ahmad & Peter Gabriel

Salman Ahmad & Peter GabrielThe “Rock and Roll of Fame” Peter Brian Gabriel, an English singer, musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis was so touched by the Pakistani Sufi rocker Salman Ahmad‘s voice and composition of “Open Your Eyes” that he has offered Salman to record a complete album with his Real World label next year. He has sold over a 100 million copies which shows the height of his excellence.

Peter Gabriel opened the doors of Real World Records to Salman. Real World Records has been a platform for musicians from all over the world for the past 20 years.

Pakistani Producer Faisal Rafi working with Grammy Award-Winning Musician

December 8, 2010

Faisal Rafi with Pandit Vishwa Mohan BhattFaisal Rafi who is a Recording Producer, Percussionist, Drummer is currently working with an Internationally acclaimed classical musician, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt who has performed in 41 countries of the world and is currently performing in Pakistan. Bhatt who is the creator of the musical instrument Mohan Veena, won a Grammy Award with US guitarist Ry Cooder in 1994 for their album A Meeting by the River.

Faisal has recently recorded a session with Grammy Award winning artiste Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and sub continental legend Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. He said on facebook,

Salman Ahmad to collaborate with Peter Gabriel for ‘Khwab’

August 26, 2010

Salman Ahmad is all set to collaborate with the none other than ‘Peter Brian Gabriel‘, an English singer, musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis and after leaving Genesis, went on to a successful solo career, on the international song ‘Khwab‘ aimed at raising funds for the country’s flood disaster.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s 13th anniversary today

August 16, 2010

Thirteen years after his death, those who worked with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan still feel his loss deeply.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was an icon, whose music resonates in qawwali evenings and in any discussion about the history of Pakistani music, and whose loss continues to be felt. His work continues to be featured in Western productions, such as the recently released film Eat Pray Love, whose soundtrack includes “The Long Road” by Khan.

Vote for Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on CNN’s icon Show

August 10, 2010

Hey, if you’re a fan of the legendary Pakistani Qawwali singer ‘Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘, famous for his Sufi devotional music was heralded by TIME as one of “Asia’s heroes. Now is the time to make your love known.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan utilized his six-octave vocal range prolifically, making a record-breaking 125 albums during his lifetime.

CNN’s first dedicated arts and culture show, “icon,” in conjunction with the music magazine “Songlines,” has shortlisted 20 globally renowned musicians from the past 50 years. Choose and vote for your top five most iconic musicians and then CNN will reveal the top five in “icon’s” interactive gallery at cnn.com/icon when their music show airs on August 25th. [Vote Here]

The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project

July 28, 2010
Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project

The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project
A Musical Journey to Peace, Freedom and Understanding
(A Collaboration of The Sonic Peace Makers and SHINE HUMANITY)

Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project

Background:

Mention Pakistan today and what comes to the minds of most Americans is terrorism, poverty, and hopelessness. That’s all they see in the news. But Pakistan also has one of the world’s most diverse and rich cultures, equaled only by its spectacular natural beauty as home to part of Kashmir, the Khyber Pass and high mountain peaks like K2. Once upon a time in the not so distant past, Texan gun enthusiasts brought their prized antique revolvers to Peshawar’s gun smiths to make copies, actor Robert DeNiro posed for pictures with restaurant owners while vacationing in Chitral, and Mick Jagger tested his dance skills with Lahore’s most well-known Mujra dancers. And many of Pakistan’s greatest musicians and singers like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan regularly collaborated with their counterparts in Europe and America such as Peter Gabriel and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.