A Small Session With Asad Qizilbash of Swaras (Interview)

By

Sadaf Fayyaz

The lead vocalist of band Swaras tells and shares something about his education and music. Hassan Bokhari is the lead guitarist of the band. With a dream of making music and converting it into reality, Asad speaks:

My Education:Aitchison College 94, University of Central Punjab 97, Product Marketing, Schulich School of business-York University, Project Management 2003
My Childhood: Short
My Current Education: Google
My Inspiration:Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
My Guitar: Don’t have any
My Band: Swaras (http://www.musicofswaras.com/)
First instrument I learnt playing: Keyboard
My Pastimes: What’s that?
My Interests: To do something different everyday and in a new style
My Favorite Bands: Overload, Josh

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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