Swaras: The Long-awaited Triumph

March 2, 2010

By

Sadaf Fayyaz


While having a small session with Asad Qizilbash (Vocalist/founder/composer) of band Swaras, he announced very animatedly about their debut song. “It is our great pleasure to let you all know that our debut song “Aag Kuch Aysi Lagi” has been selected to be a part of “Canadian Heritage” at “The National Library of Archives” in Ottawa Canada. We are very proud to achieve this honor as a Pakistan-Canadian band on our first composition.” Asad declares very excitedly.
“Swaras was formed in June 2009 in Toronto, Canada. The whole idea of our music is based on amalgamating “World Music” with eastern vocals which was never done before. Swaras’ first single “Aag Kuch Aysi Lagi” on Nov 27th during Eid-ul-Azha’s time through our website,

Swaras – Aag Kuch Aysi Lagi (Audio)

November 28, 2009

Artist: Swaras

Song: Aag Kuch Aysi Lagi

Swaras (literal English translation: “The seven notes of the scale (swaras)”) is a semi classical pop/rock band from Toronto, Canada, formed in June 2009 by Asad R. Qizilbash who is also the lead vocalist and composer of the band’s music. Influenced by Nustrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Junoon, JOSH, Kishore Kumar, Lenny Kravitz, Matt Dusk and John Mayer’s music.

Swaras consists of only two band members Asad Q. and Hassan R. Bokhari who is the lead guitarist and composer of the band as well.

Our music is not just an amalgamation of the Classical Eastern and Rocking Western harmonies but also a synthesis of the world melodies like Chinese folk flutes, African Conga drums, Punjabi Dhol, Arabic Cello etc.

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