Ali Hamza – Saying no to the Taliban

May 14, 2009

ali-hamza-pictureAli Hamza

“No, the Taliban won’t come to town. They can’t come to town. As an honest observer of our society, I think we’ll just keep sitting on our asses and watch what the military does to the Taliban. I think religion needs to be reconfigured. It has to be revisited from day one. It’s not just about a bunch of militants coming in but about a lot of dogmas that are spread across our society by people who consider themselves to be very religious but are not. They’re very selfish and self motivated individuals.

Noori to perform a brand new song at MTV Music Awards

May 13, 2009

The first MTV Music Awards are happening in Karachi on the 14th of May and noori has been nominated in the categories of Best Rock Song and Best Band.

But the real deal is that noori would be performing a brand new song from their up coming album…and its different.

We’re really excited!!!

It has come to our attention that the song will feature tabla and sitar in the song and it will be the best noori song. Let’s see if the news are true.

Latest Interview: Ali Hamza of Noori revisits LUMS

May 12, 2009


Ali Hamza takes a trip down memory lane by revisiting his alma mater LUMS

Instep Today speaks to Ali Hamza, the first President of the Music Society of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, at its 10th anniversary concert and discovers another side of one half of Noori

Hani Taha Salim, Lahore

While LUMS is more widely known for its business graduates and MBAs, the university has become known in recent years for the musical stars it has produced. With bands like Laal and Noori having some of their roots grounded in the institution, LUMS’ musical edge has come forth. This year the Music Society at LUMS is celebrating its tenth anniversary and has called the boys back home for a grand reunion.

StarBytes: Ali Hamza founded the Music Society of LUMS, Shahram Azhar studied there and tomorrow… they will play there!

May 9, 2009

We do need an education!
Ali Hamza founded the Music Society of LUMS, Shahram Azhar studied there and tomorrow… they will play there!

The Lahore University of Management Sciences is going great guns in more ways than one. Apart from garnering a a reputation as one of the finest institutions in the country, they also have a great interest in culture. Known to be an institution that churns out corporate types, they look all set to put that stereotype to rest as the Music Society of LUMS get’s set to celebrate its tenth anniversary today.

Noori performing at Floating Ship Seaview Karachi

May 7, 2009


noori is superexcited to perform in Karachi after a very long time. Other acts include the Aunty Disco Project. Make sure you’re there.

Venue: Floating Ship Seaview Karachi.
Date: 8th May, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm

For tickets contact Haider Khan 0321-8935201 (PCHS), Shahzain Bizenjo 0300- 8928324 (Defence/Clifton), Bliawal Abbasi 0334-3456481 (Saddar/Clifton), Shahjahan Fateh 0331-2319878 (Gulshan/Johar), Irfan Hashmi 0345-2522442 (N. Nazimabad)
Tickets also available at the floating ship


We regret to inform that noori’s concert at the Floating Ship Seaview, to be held on the 8th of May, 2009 has been cancelled due to the uncertain security situation in Karachi.

Noori Performing at Karachi – Shanaakht Festival

April 6, 2009

Noori would be performing along with Zameer at the Shanaakht 2009. The event is called Raag and Roll. It would be an evening of fusion classical and jazz. Other bands include the Kolachi Quartet with Nafeez Sahab and Nazia, Taal Karisma, Aunty Disco Project  and Zara and Shallum.

Shanaakht 2009 is a free festival organized by The Citizens Archive of Pakistan for the city of Karachi between 8th and 12th April 2009 at the Karachi Arts Council.

Venue: Karachi Arts Council
Date: 12th April, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm
Entry is free