Standard Chartered Priority Night in Lahore at Haveli Asif Jah (Review / Pictures)

“Standard Chartered Priority Night in Lahore at Haveli Asif Jah”
Arif Lohar mesmerizes all with his Chimta.. Ali Zafar shines through Shining stars

The Standard Chartered Priority Night which was a huge success in Karachi was replicated for the cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore at Asif Jah Haveli few days ago. It was a night full of stars, both pop stars and folk stars, best of the best, all on one stage. These first time collaborations between pop and folk legends took place with a 22-piece orchestra from across Pakistan.

The young sufi sensation, Sanam Marvi started the magical night by enveloping the audience with her voice, a voice so big and skilled for her age it enchanted all. She was followed by the legendary Arif Lohar who made the crowd sway their heads to the lilt of his chimta.

Ali Zafar – Jhoom (KM Album Review)

February 16, 2011

By Hasan Faridi

It’s not about the King of Pop. It’s all about Pakistan’s Prince of Pop.

Ali Zafar first rose to real fame with his first album Huqa Pani (Shisha water?) in 2003, becoming a instant hit ending up selling around 600,000 copies worldwide and winning several major awards and nominations in the process. The artist then displayed the more mature side of him with the second album Masty (Fun) released in 2006. Looking at the album cover, the only thing that matured was his pecks. But it was an improvement nevertheless.

The new album, Jhoom starts a new chapter.

Ali Zafar: Katrina Kaif is a very hardworking

While focussing on his first love – Music, the Prince of Pop, Ali Zafar‘s first sufi album, ‘Jhoom‘ was recently released by Yash Raj Music in India and worldwide and by Ali’s own label Alif Records in Pakistan. Ali who is also shooting for his second feature film is all praise for his co-star Katrina Kaif, one of the reigning divas in Bollywood, as Ali is shooting with her and Imran Khan in ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan‘, a typical romantic comedy.

Ali Zafar told in an interview with TOI,

“The film is a romantic comedy, a very family kind of set-up. Imran and me play brothers. I’m a very charming and flamboyant guy in the film who is very confused about what he wants from life.”

“Both Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif are lovely people to work with. Not just the film, they make the whole experience of working in it very cherishable.”

Live Stream: Ali Zafar’s Jhoom Album Launch Concert in Mumbai, India

February 15, 2011

Yrf presents you LIVE performance of Ali Zafar‘s new album, ‘Jhoom‘, which is happening today in Mumbai, India. He will performing live, his new songs from the album, Jhoom. The concert will start today on 15th February from 15:30 to 18:30.

YRF will issue 30 limited FREE passes. To confirm your attendance contact: +91 9029049901. GATES CLOSE at 3.00 p.m!

LIVE stream event [Finished].

Ali Zafar – Jhoom (Download Album)

February 14, 2011

Ali Zafar - Jhoom (Download Album)Mobilink Jazz proudly takes you on an amazing journey with Ali Zafar’s third album ‘Jhoom’ which has been mastered at world’s famous ‘Abbey Road Studios‘ by Alex Wharton. In his latest album, Ali explores his mystical side by touching upon Sufi and Semi-classical music, and invites you all to drift into a mystical land of melody and soul. He is a star in true sense. Talking about his self-discovery Ali said,

“Self-discovery leads to all other discoveries. During my brief journey through life, of which music gas been an integral part, I have been nothing but fascinated by the process of discovering and learning. It is fascinating that has led to the creation of Jhoom.

Ali Zafar – Jhoom (Preview Album)

February 10, 2011

We reported yesterday that Ali Zafar is hosting an album launch party at Mohatta Palace. Soon after the launch party, Zafar has made the available the demos on his Facebook Page. To preview the album, simply click on the image below.

The track-list can be found below:

  • Jhoom
  • Tu Jaanay Na
  • Jab Say Dekha Tujh Ko
  • Jee Dhondta Hai
  • Koi Umeed
  • Jaane-e-man
  • Nahin Ray Nahin
  • Yar Dhadhi Ishq
  • Dastan-e-Ishq
  • Allah Hu
  • Jhoom R&B Mix
  • Dastan-e-Ishq (Dhol version)

Ali Zafar is recording a studio verison of Dastaan-e-Ishq

March 16, 2010
Ali Zafar

Ali ZafarAli Zafar is recording a studio version of ‘Dastaan e Ishq‘ which has already garnered enormous fame from the 2nd season of Coke Studio Sessions. He is recording the song with Baqir Abbas, the flute player who performed with Ali in Coke Studio, for his upcoming album titled ‘Jhoom‘. The album is in the final stages of mixing. This time he is mixing, arranging, recording, writing, playing keyboards and synthesizing everything by himself. Ali Zafar plans to release the album independently without the support of a record label.

Is the Internet the future of music in Pakistan?

November 8, 2009

As Overload and Mekaal Hasan Band release their records without the backing of a record label and pull it off without a glitch, Instep takes a look at the burgeoning music scene, record label battles and how the Internet just might be the way out

By Maheen Sabeeh

Throwing out the blame

OverloadInternet. The inescapable term that has become an intrinsic part of our lives. We tweet through our phones; share pictures and at times send pointed (albeit indirect) messages to people on Facebook… and that is just one small example. According to the CIA Fact Book, Pakistan had an estimated 17.5 million internet users in the year 2009. So if music sales are going down at stores, which they very much are, we can guess that fans are downloading and sharing albums online instead.

Ali Zafar – “‘Dastaan-e-Ishq’ has close to 85,000 hits on YouTube!”

October 16, 2009

SB_Ali-ZafarYouTube is no longer just a medium where artists can share their content with the rest of the world. It is also a barometer of gauging public opinion. The latest example is Coke Studio. This season, YouTube is overloaded with Coke Studio content (despite an official website) and the two songs that have garnered enormous fame include Ali Zafar‘s ‘Dastaan-e-Ishq‘ and Noori and Saieen Zahoor‘s ‘Aik Alif‘. This is not to say that the rest of the singles were ordinary. Pretty much every tune was spectacular but some were more audibly stunning than others. And the numbers keep rising according to the varied views. When these numbers reached Ali Zafar, he was ecstatic.