Top Pakistani Covers From 2011 (Part 1 of 2)

By Mutee 

As the music industry adapts to the changing mechanics of the world, we see increased artistic output and an even greater reception. Instead of record companies, the artists are turning to sponsors and the trend of cover songs is gaining momentum. Cover songs are a great way to show off your skills and pay tribute to your heroes, but it wasn’t a very common practice until very recently. So in order to keep you more updated on this developing phenomenon here is Koolmuzone’s list of Top Pakistani Covers From 2011.

Atif Aslam To Perform With Ex Members of GnR To Pay Tribute To 9/11 Victims

September 14, 2011

Atif Aslam is all set to use his voice to pay tribute to the victims of September 11th, 2001. Atif, who shot up during the same period, will be performing a gig for a charity benefit at an indoor theatre in Times Square in New York City with the former members of the American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. This will be the first time that all artists of the ‘Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project‘ will be performing together.

He announced the news via his twitter account. He tweeted,

Atif Aslam To Work With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s band Members & Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

August 5, 2011

It has been a long time since we last heard any news about The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project. So, what have these guys been up to? According to a report released today by the official facebook page of Atif Aslam,

“Sonic Peacemakers: Atif Aslam, Lanny Cordola and Todd Shea got together in July to perform together during Atif Aslam’s U.S. summer tour. Events to raise awareness about Sonic Peacemakers were held in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Seattle

Atif Aslam jams with Guns N’ Roses (Interview)

“The point of teaming up with American musicians is that there is no better way than music to let people from both sides know what each thinks about the other.” – Atif Aslam jams with Guns N’ Roses

Shahzeb Shaikh INSTEP TODAY, Karachi

As if being a huge success in Pakistan, India and desi communities across the world weren’t enough, Atif recently touched another milestone by collaborating with popular American rock band, Guns N’ Roses, a gig he landed through Todd Shea, who has been a fan since he heard Atif sing while driving up North a few years back. Instep Today considered it essential to get in touch with the pop icon regarding the project details. And that’s not all; Atif shared with us his candid thoughts on various music related subjects such as his collaborative video with Strings, the new season of Coke Studio, singers getting into acting, his most memorable recent gigs and his highly anticipated movie debut, Bol.