Swaras working with Glen Drover of Megadeth on their new track

June 14, 2011

Swaras (“The seven notes of the scale (swaras)” in English) is a semi classical pop/rock Pakistani band from Toronto.

Emerging from the genre of “World Fusion”, Swaras‘ music is not just an amalgamation of the Classical Eastern and Rocking Western harmonies but also a synthesis of the world melodies like African Conga drums, Italian Violin, Spanish Guitars, Chinese folk flutes, Punjabi Dhol, Arabic Cello, Persian DAF etc.

Swaras is currently working with Glen Drover, a heavy metal guitarist from Canada who is best known as the former lead guitarist in Megadeth.

Swaras – Kya Khushi (Download Audio)

March 24, 2011

Swaras – Kya Khushi (Download Audio)

Band: Swaras

Song: Kya Khushi

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World Fusion Instrument: Spanish Guitar

Composition: Asad Qizilbash & Talha Syed
Vocals: Asad Qizilbash & Hassan Bokhari
Lead/Rhythm/Bass Guitars: Hassan Bokhari
Drums: Chris Lysiak
Track Arrangements: Hassan Bokhari
Recorded at: Alcatrax Studios, Toronto, Canada
Poetry: Shereen Gul Rana
Support: All the fans, friends, family and The Almighty

Swaras – Jo Tum Kaho (Download Audio)

Swaras – Jo Tum Kaho (Download Audio)

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Band: Swaras

Song: Jo Tum Kaho

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Song Credits:

Music Composition: Asad Qizilbash & Hassan Bokhari
Track Arrangement: Hassan Bokhari at 43-18, Oshawa, ON, Canada
Drums: Chris, Piano: Joe, Violin: Serguei Tchepournov, Lead/Rhythm/Bass guitars: Hassan Bokhari
Vocals: Asad Qizilbash, Backing Vocals: Hassan Bokhari
World Fusion instrument: Italian Violin
Recorded at: Alcatrax Studios, Toronto, Canada
Mixed and Mastered by: Chris of Alcatrax Studios
Poetry: Shereen Gul Rana (from her second book ”Meray Apnay Yay Suno”)
Support: All the fans, friends, family and The Almighty.

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,

Adieu 2009 and Welcome 2010

By

Sadaf Fayyaz

Since this is going be a year-end blog for koolmuzone. I conducted a small survey and asked some of the singers and musicians two questions:

Q1 How was your year 2009 in terms of your music for you?

Q2 What do you expect from year 2010 in terms of your music?

Different musicians responded to the questions, shared their experiences of 2009 and their expectations from the coming year.

“The year 2009 has been like no other, with fewer shows and a lot more bombs exploding. Well, in 2010, I expect things to go for the better Inshallah!!! Look out for my instrumental album coming out in 2010.”  (Abid Khan)

“Due to the current situation of the country, 2009 was unfortunately not a very good year.
So many concerts were canceled due to security threats, but we did a very huge concert in Dubai on 2nd of December along with Salman Khan, Katrina and many big names from Bollywood. We were representing Pakistan. We hope that 2010 turns out to be a much better year for the musicians of Pakistan as we do not lack talent in Pakistan but only lack opportunities.” (Faisal Khan)