Exclusive Interview with Zeeshan Hayat, Feedback

November 22, 2009

Sadaf Fayyaz speaks to upcoming musician, singer, song writer and producer Zeeshan Hayat of “Feedback”, about his latest song “Aankhon Mein” and explores some interesting facts regarding his music. Q1. Tell us something about your background and education. Zeeshan: I have done my B.com from Islamia College and hold a fine arts degree too. Besides […]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Afreen Afreen featured in Hollywood

November 7, 2009

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘s Afreen Afreen has been featured in Hollywood’s film “2012“. Details of the song and film: “Afreen Afreen” Written by Javed Akhtar and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Courtesy of Saregama India Ltd. By Arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc. More Songs by NFAK Source: 2012 (2009/I) […]

Music for Positive Change

October 24, 2009

Music can ring in the changes for Pakistan. But will its leaders stand up for performing artists? Pakistani columnist Masood Hasan makes the case Pakistan makes the news almost all the time for almost always the wrong reasons. When the Russians in their infinite wisdom chose to attack a country where countless others had failed […]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The man who would be king

September 6, 2009

The torchbearer of a gharana that has been producing music for 600 years, the hope of a nation still in mourning for Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and a brilliant vocalist: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan talks to Instep about keeping Nusrat’s legacy alive, his next album and what the future holds for Pakistani music Described […]

The changing face of patriotic music

August 16, 2009

Instep takes a look at how Pakistani patriotic music has evolved through the decades – from optimistic anthems celebrating the country to songs tinged with cynicism. The important thing is that the rhythms live on and continue to make strong statements … By Saba Imtiaz “D-d-d-dil dil dil…” That opening verse of the now iconic […]