Mohammed Ali Shyhaki & Rasika Shekar – Allah Allah Kar Bhaiya (Video Stills)

August 1, 2011

The legendary musician, Mohammed Ali Shyhaki, is all-set to collaborate with an Indian female singer Rasika Shekar for the revamped version of his old Pop/Folk Fusion song ‘Allah Allah Kar Bhayya’ which was originally recorded with folk singer Allan Fakir. The video of the song has been shot in New York City. In the meantime, check out some exclusive stills from the video below:

A New Generation of Rock

By Zeerak Ahmed

The rise of Bilal Khan, the Aunty Disco Project & Uth records has signaled the coming of a new generation of rock music from Pakistan’s renewed underground scene. After the rise of Noori and eP, along with Indus Music, the VJ generation and a post Junoon revelation, it seems that generation of rockers will take a new place in Pakistan’s rock industry.

The energetic rock anthems have since become somewhat hollow, and as Pakistan’s politics and society have hit new rock bottoms, rock has had to find new issues, new emotions to deal with. It seems the big guns have had to deal with social issues, and bringing audiences back together. Strings, Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar and then Noori to some degree have tried to mature their pop acts into deeper, more relevant offerings.

Some may say however, that this generation did not live up to its promise. Despite the phenomenal rise of 2003’s musicians, many have released only a handful of songs, let alone albums. Atif has been an exception

Faheem Allan Fakir to be in Coke Studio S4?

February 27, 2011

Faheem Allan Fakir is son of the sufi legend from Jamshoro, Allan Fakir. Faheem has previously sung a few songs with the Sufi legend including the one which also featured Shehki called “Allah Allah Kar Bhaiya”. This season, we are hoping to see Faheem collaborate with The Sketches, who are themselves pretty much inspired by Fakir and interestingly reside at the same place.

Minutes ago we have leaked raw audio of a jam session that allegedly took place at Coke Studio and will be featured in the Season 4. If the leak has authentic base, a sufi surprise this season would be Faheem Allan Fakir collaborating with The Sketches. I personally loved the raw jam session and if that’s how things go, Coke Studio Season 4 will have to be yummy!

Bell – Judgment Day & Tere Ishq Mein (In the Loop Session)

In the Loop Video Dept. Presents: Bell

Band: Bell

Songs: ‘Judgement Day’ and a cover of Allan Faqir and Mohammad Ali Shehki‘s ‘Tere Ishq Mein’.

With its second set of live recordings and videos, Cityfm89’s ‘In the loop Video Department‘ continues on its journey as a music platform for up & coming talent from within Pakistan.

Bell is a Karachi based band who make beautiful, organic, bluesy music.

A Band Called ‘The Sketches’ (Interview)

September 21, 2010


Sadaf Fayyaz

Tell a bit about your background – your education and childhood.

Saif: I was born in an educated family. Up to secondary education I did all, what a kid can do but onward I felt myself a little bit reserved since childhood then and always attracted towards nature. I was an average student. I did my graduation in English literature and masters in business administration.

Naeem: Born in a simple but educated family. Since childhood my family especially father supported me a lot. I was an average student and was closer to nature. I studied fine arts (sculpture) and learnt guitar too.

10th Death Anniversary of Allan Faqir

July 4, 2010

Remembering Allan Fakir

Allan Fakir (1932–2000) (Sindhi: اَلڻُ فقيرُ, Urdu: الن فقیر), a Pakistani folk singer is a one of the foremost exponents of sufi music in Pakistan. He is particularly known for his ecstatic style of performance marked with extreme devotional rhetoric and sufi dance singing. His peculiarly funny body language and distinctively pleasing facial expressions marked with a broad smile, were always amusing for his audience at live performances.

It has been 10 years, since the country lost the legendary folk singer Allan Fakir.