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    Music Gharana In Pakistan Tresemme

  • POPARAZZI: THE GHARANA'S LAST STAND

    A gharana is defined as “a system of social organisation linking musicians or dancers by lineage or apprenticeship, and by adherence to a particular musical style...

    ” In simpler terms, it means a hereditary tradition of classical music, where musicians pass down their specific skills and musical ideology from one generation to the next...

  • Patiala Gharana loses another famous son

    LAHORE/KARACHI: Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, a distinguished classical singer and one of the most celebrated vocalists belonging to the Patiala Gharana of classical music, died in Islamabad on Wednesday...

    Ustad Fateh Ali and his older brother Ustad Amanat Ali Khan performed together and attracted the attention of music lovers from the very beginning of their career...

  • Music Mela — a feast for music lovers

    ISLAMABAD: The manicured green lawns of the National Art Gallery were the venue for the three-day Second Annual Music Mela that started on Friday night...

    “The idea is to encourage live music, provide platform to talented musicians, and make the show bigger next year and the years to follow,” said Project Coordinator, FACE, Mehnaz Perveen explaining how this year a day-long Movie Festival had been included to promote films...

  • Music critics wonder: did television kill the classical music star?

    Kicking off yesterday on a breezy evening, the I Am Karachi Music Festival saw thin attendance at the Music Dialogues...

    These are two-day discussions that deal with copyright and recording issues as well as tracing the relationship between music and society, and are a lead up to I Am Karachi's live musical performances due to be held this weekend...

  • Indian music wizard Mehta slams culture of hatred against Pakistan

    NEW DELHI: Music unites Indians and Pakistanis more than most other offshoots of their similar cultures, and so it was in order that world famous conductor Zubin Mehta lent his voice on Sunday against allergens being spawned in India against its smaller neighbour...

    ” The music wizard revealed that except when India was playing, he always backed Pakistan against other countries like Australia or England...

  • Death knell for Pakistan’s music industry?

    Today, some three decades on, the trio have all migrated from Pakistan and Alamgir has been running from pillar to post in Canada, trying to collect money for his medical treatment...

    A music icon of the past lives in abject helplessness today — such has been the curse of being a professional musician in Pakistan...

  • Sangat to celebrate Napa-Texas varsity music collaboration

    KARACHI: A three-year journey of collaboration between the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) and the Butler School of Music in the University of Texas, Austin, will be celebrated on its culmination in the form of a grand finale on March 20, it emerged on Monday...

    Speaking at a press conference, Napa’s Arshad Mahmood acknowledged the US state department for supporting the several collaborations between Napa and the Butler...

  • Diversity: Music on the go

    According to legend, San Borondon Island appears and disappears from time to time and we, as travelling musicians, also appear and disappear in different countries, cities and places to perform for the people, entertain and interact with them,” Marek, one of the members of San Borondon Cyclo Fanfaria travelling music band, told me when I asked why they selected this unique and artistic name for their band...

    San Borondon Cyclo...

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