The Launch of Cornetto Music Icons (Event Pictures)

April 29, 2013

Bilal, Shahi, Ahmed Butt, Meesha, Alamgir, Ali Azmat & Faisal KapadiaKARACHI: In collaboration with some of the most renowned artists of the Pakistan music industry, Cornetto, the most popular frozen dessert brand amongst the Pakistani youth, is bringing a fresh music platform, the Cornetto Music Icons. Cornetto Music Icons began airing on 28th April 2013, with one episode every week. The show aims to pick the best of the wellspring of the new vocal talent from the Pakistani youth and mould them into future icons through a 10 episode TV show on the ARY Network and PTV starting end April 2013.

Ayesha Omar ft. Shallum & Ahsan Bari – Annie’s Song (Video)

Artists: Ayesha Omar, Shallum Xavier & Ahsan Bari

Song: Annie’s Song (You Fill Up My Senses)

A quick, small music video shot by Abdullah Haris. Ayesha Omar, Shallum Xavier and Ahsan Bari cover the famous song called “You Fill Up My Senses” by John Denver, who is one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s.

Note: This is an unofficial video which was shot sheerly for fun, without any preparation of any sort. Enjoy the colors & the music.

10th Lux Style Awards 2011, Music Winners

September 18, 2011

This year’s Lux Style Awards were held last night at the Expo Center in Karachi. Besides television and fashion, there were some music categories too. This year some musicians even ventured into acting like Fawad Afzal Khan of EP who was nominated for the drama serial Dastaan, in which he played the character of Hassan, but did not win.

Guitarist, composer and music producer Shallum Xavier and singer Zara Madani won the Singer of the Year award for their song ‘Payam‘. Director Bilal Lashari won the Best Music Video Director award for EP’s music video Shor Macha.

Other music categories included the award for the Best Artist that went to pop/rock band Mauj

Musicians at L’Oréal Summer Fantasy Event (Pictures)

March 17, 2011

Photography by Faisal Farooqui

[Lahore] L’Oréal exclusively presented their Spring/Summer 2011 collection in Pakistan through an innovative style show, ‘Summer Fantasy’ – a translation of the global beauty and fashion trends of the season by Nabila and Zain Mustafa with Hair by L’Oréal Professionnel and Make Up by L’Oréal Paris. In attendance at this exciting show were musicians Ali Azmat, Ali Zafar, Akhter Chinnar, Khalid Khan, Emu & Shallum of Fuzon, Junaid Khan of Call, Kiran Chaudhry and Farhad Humayun of Overload.

Summer Fantasy 2011 was complemented by live music produced by Emu with Balochi folk artist Akhter Channar, guitarist Shallum Xavier and bassist Khalid with a live dance performance by the chaap dancers. Performing a medley of 3 tracks, Akhter Chinnar presented Balochi rap composed on centuries old shepherds poetry which narrates the story of three plants that return with the gypsies to celebrate spring.

Shallum Xavier Shows Support to Music Freedom Day 2011

February 20, 2011

Music Freedom Day, started first on 3rd, March 2007, marks it’s 4th anniversary this year. Music Freedom Day is an initiative to go against those who want to put an end to music in your region (read: Mullahs).

The day is celebrated around the globe including media houses from Canada and USA in the west to Zimbabwe in the south and Pakistan in the east.

Music Freedom Day provides an opportunity to take a thorough look at the subject – in your own language, with your own perspective and in a manner that suits you. You can organize a concert or a seminar, produce a radio feature, show a film, write an article or just dedicate a song to Music Freedom Day.