Actress, model, and one of the rising faces of the Pakistani media fraternity, Zubab Rana has given fans the first look into her singing talents with the release of her first single ‘Teri Photo’ on Kashmir Beats alongside Shany Haider.
In the latest venture by Kashmir Cooking Oil, all the crowd favorite celebrities have shown their singing talents on the musical show, and now the talented Zubab Rana has also taken fans by surprise with her melodious singing voice. The ‘Bharaas’ star is not only a sight to see on the screens, but her soulful voice has now also become a part of this year’s favorite musical show.
“I love singing and I love how music makes me feel. I am so happy that everyone is now getting to listen to my first song – I hope it is as much fun to listen to as I have had in working on it with such an amazing team, and of course, the brilliant Shany Haider,” said the excited actress, talking about her first single.
Zubab Rana rose to fame with her challenging and contrasting roles in Mere Khudaya and Bandish at the beginning of her career, and the rest has been history. In a short span of time, the young starlet has proven her mettle in acting, modeling, and now singing, and continues to try exciting new ventures to showcase her unique talents. The actress is currently garnering praises for her brilliant performance in Bharaas on ARY and Fitrat on Geo Entertainment.
The song ‘Teri Photo’ is now available to listen to on YouTube and all other social media platforms.
About Zubab Rana:
Born on 3 June 1998, the young actress started her career with Naseebo Jali in 2017 and received a nomination for the Best Soap Actress at Hum Awards right with her debut role. This doesn’t only speak of the actress’s mettle as a performer, but it also helped her make her mark on the small screen in a short period of time. She then appeared in Mere Khudaya and Bandish, and again received a nomination for the former as the Best Emerging Talent at the Lux Style Awards.
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Farah Essa is known for her multi-faceted career, known for her soulful voice and innovative lyrics, whether it be for her spiritual Hamd or enchanting compositions.
So far in her career, Farah Essa has generated notable tracks and cinematic videos to match the tranquil message of her songs. With powerful vocals, Dr. Farah has delighted the masses with resonating tunes that can be enjoyed time and time again.
With ‘Maula’ (2019) Farah Essa professes a strong connection to the Almighty, with significant imagery to accentuate the awe inspiring lyrics. We see the whirling dervish, Sufism and an emphasis on the beauty of belief in the protector, saviour and provider. With a relatively fast tempo, the deep meaning behind the masterpiece is highlighted.
With ‘Mera Mann’, released in November 2020, Farah Essa engages the audience, reminding them of a loved one, or love lost while there is yearning for a return of sorts. Through her soulful voice, Farah has provided a magical rhythm with the lyrics to match.
‘Kaisay Guzaroon’ (2019) exemplifies emotion with a moving composition and relatable message which invokes a sense of loneliness, longing and sadness, in the most beautiful way.
‘Ae Ri Sakhi’ which came out in 2020, with its festive cinematography is a dedication to the cultural icon, Hazrat Amir Khusro. Beautifully written and executed, Ae Ri Sakhi takes us to another wavelength with its spiritual connotation.
One of Farah Essa’s most notable pieces to date is a wonderful Hamd which was decided in the Holy Month of Ramadan. ‘Aey Rabb-ul-Alameen’ is a prayer, praising the Almighty for His bountiful blessings and more. With her melodious voice, Farah Essa salutes frontline workers, armed services and doctors working tirelessly for our nation, by portraying her own life as a doctor in this difficult period of time as well.
Farah Essa’s music emphasizes the importance of faith, love, kindness and lessons learnt. By using her position as an artist and creator to deliver soulful renditions and symphonies that awaken the senses.
Zhalay has decided to show us more of her vocal chops with the latest musical show of 2021, Kashmir Beats!
Actor, host and influencer, Zhalay Sarhadi is one celebrity in Pakistan who is all about keeping it ‘real’, from her candid and insightful conversations with other members of the fraternity in Zhalay Talks, to her dynamic and thrilling performances in projects such as Jalaibee, Uraan and Raang Laga. Not only has Zhalay kept us thoroughly entertained with her hilarious TikTok videos, she has also spoken up about her own personal journey into the media world, sharing it all with fans and friends alike. Not one to be limited to one category, Zhalay has also sporadically lended her talents to the world of music, singing in the Dilpazeer Show, performing the OST for drama Eik Aur Sitam and in Mazaq Raat to name a few!
On her show, Zhalay often discusses issues in the industry such as body dysmorphia and self-esteem, as well as also exploring topics such as the pros and cons of living in a joint family system. The actress’ sense of humour and relatability quickly added to her popularity, and after quite a few successful episodes with celebrities such as Mansha Pasha, Osama Tahir, Ayesha Toor, Tapu Javeri, Anam Tanveer and Mushk Kaleem, to name a few, the Chalay Thay Saath actress has decided to further explore her vocal talents more professionally, showcasing her melodious skills once more on Kashmir Beats alongside colleagues and friends!
With the promo already released as we await the show’s airing in 3 days, Kashmir Cooking Oil’s musical venture is all about celebrities showing us their vast range of talents and a different side to them entirely! The ‘Dil Ki Lagi’ singer has already given fans a preview of her vocal prowess in previous performances but many are anticipating the artist focusing more on her singing career as well. Social Media is also playing a vital role with many of Zhalay’s fans and admirers eager for the airing of Kashmir Beats after seeing the fun-filled posts.
“Kashmir Beats is all about taking that positivity with us as we step into 2021, may we never forget to sing to the beat of our hearts, no matter what comes our way.”
Keeping in mind the lessons from 2020, Zhalay penned a heartfelt note on her social media platform, deciding to be hopeful about the new year, and carry merriment, laughter, singing and dancing into 2021, starting it off on a positive note.
The show’s first season will also be featuring Adnan Siddiqui, Imran Abbas, Anoushay Abbasi, Hira Mani, Kinza Hashmi, Omer Shahzad, Zubab Rana, Zara Noor Abbas, Asad Siddiqui, Faysal Qureshi, Faryal Mahmood, Zarnish Khan and Shany Haider.
Accomplished film and television actor Faizan Sheikh is exploring new territories – ready to add ‘singer’ to his already lengthy resume. The HeerMaanJa famed star just dropped his his first single, which would also feature AadiAdealAmjad, titled Mazedaar.
Composed by Wajid Saeed, Faizan Sheikh has written the lyrics for the song and directed the music video himself. Along with a rapidly building acting career, Faizan Sheikh is now making the leap from acting to singing with this new song release.
“Every form of art has always been a way of expression for me. Whether it is acting, hosting, or singing – I put my 100% in all that I do,” said the excited actor, talking about his singing debut. “I am thrilled that I finally get to put out something I have worked hard on, and hopefully, this is only the beginning of another great journey!”
Faizan Sheikh has grown to fame with his knack of playing contrasting roles and his charming personality that shines whenever he is seen hosting. Currently garnering praises for two entirely different roles in the on-air ‘Gustakh’ and ‘HamareDada Ki Wasiyat,’ the actor has proven himself a force to be reckoned with, in the industry, succeeding at various fronts simultaneously.
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Taha’s latest song ‘Chal‘ is out now, based on a story of his friend, where he speaks about a toxic relationship of a guy with a girl who only approaches the man when she is intoxicated. The man being in love with her doesn’t mind this as he is insanely in love with this woman.
With a passion for songwriting and singing running through his veins from an early age, Taha Gurwara’s fervent lyrics and sparkling R&B melodies expose a truly sensitive artist whose soul-shattering vocals have the power to provoke a profound response.
In an interview Taha said, “This song is dedicated to all those who are in toxic relationship knowingly but couldn’t save themselves because love is and always was blind”.
‘Chal’ is out and now a…
Fadia Shaboroz, U.K. based Pakistani, is singing her way to fame and is surely here to stay! A cursory glance at the work of the rising star reveals that the songstress is brimming with immense talent, which has taken her places over the years. From Punjabi to Sufi, Urdu to Hindi, Classical to Pop; there is no musical genre she has not dabbled in!
If you are an ardent fan of watching the golden musical evenings of PTV Virsa: Heritage Revived, you might have spotted the versatile voice of Fadia Shaboroz, turning the atmosphere melodious with her earthy vocals.
From a very young age, she has harbored a love for singing. After kick-starting her professional music career in 2012, she made a splashing feat as she performed at the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty, the Queen. She represented herself as the first-ever British Artist at the Palace of Westminster in the presence of Lords, MPs and Ministers of Her Majesty’s Government.
However, while living in Manchester, she has been passionately expressing her love for Pakistan. She has made us proud by being a cultural ambassador and reciting the national anthem on Pakistan’s Independence Day at various celebrations and flag-bearing ceremonial events hosted by Pakistan High Officials.
Her musical covers for Sang e Mar Mar’s OST, Teri Galiyaan, and Raksh e Qamar have gained immense popularity on YouTube and even made waves in India.
She has even penned her own tracks ‘Aatish Dil Di’ and ‘Megha Barse’.
She is beyond a cover singer. Fadia is a champion of human rights and has been volunteering actively with different communities and charities in the U.K to work for humanity.
Hadiqa Kiani remade a Turkish song ‘Sen Aglama’ to pay tribute to Drilis: Ertugrul, currently one of the popular drama series in Pakistan.
The remastered version of the song was released on Kiani’s official Youtube channel. Taking to Twitter, the singer shared her feelings after honoring the Turkish drama serial.
“In 2005, I had the honor of singing the Turkish song Sen Algama at the AKM Opera House. Today, I have remastered that song as a tribute to the Ertugrul Ghazi Tv series, Sezen Aksu & to the people of Turkey. May our love and bond be forever strong,” she wrote.
It must be noted here that Drilis: Ertugrul, dubbed in Urdu, aired on Pakistan Television (PTV)’s official Youtube Channel following the special directives from Prime Minister Imran Khan. The drama serial gained immense popularity among the people due to its story revolving around Islamic history.
Kashmir the Band has dropped a stripped-down version of their song ‘Faislay’, an original by the group, recorded during quarantine from their homes.
Having first performed ‘Faislay’ during their time on Pepsi Battle of the bands, the song did not make it to the group’s debut album. Though, the band has now released this original, accompanied by a video starring the band members performing the song from their homes. The song has been released for now on their social media platforms and YouTube.
Talking about the release of the song, the band said, “Faislay is a song we composed and wrote long before taking part in Pepsi Battle of the Bands. The funny story is, when we were put into the danger zone, we decided to play this song without any prior practice for months. It was impromptu and straight from the heart. So here’s a stripped-down version, planned, but still straight from the heart.”
Marking their name as the most promising alternative rock band in the country, Kashmir the Band has also recently released their debut album ‘Khwaab’- and continue to garner appreciation and acclaim for their music.
Kashmir The Band:
This alternative rock band from Karachi has been an excellent addition to the local music scene after their win in Pepsi Battle of the Bands. Apart from many hit covers and mashups, they have also released hit singles, including Kaghaz Ka Jahaz and Parwana Hun, which has earned them critical praise and a level of success unprecedented among their peers. They also bagged the Lux Style Award for Best emerging talent in music.
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Abdullah Qureshi Drops New Single ‘Daro Na’- A Musical Tribute to TheFrontliners in the Coronavirus Pandemic
Singer and songwriter Abdullah Qureshi has released a new single ‘Daro Na’, to pay tribute to the masked heroes fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The song has arrived as the country enters its fourth week in the lockdown. Produced by the singer himself, the music has also been written and composed by Abdullah Qureshi and his band members. Accompanied by a heartwarming video directed by Social Media Analyst Muzammil Hasan Zaidi, which features Ejaz Aslam, Amar Khan, RabyaKulsoom, Zoya Nasir, Usman Mukhtar, Sabeena Syed and Abdullah Sultan paying their respects to the healthcare workers fighting day and night against the deadly virus.
Talking about the process behind the song, the singer revealed, “I wrote this song on a video call, with my bandmates, when I was feeling particularly sad about everything that has been going around in the world. It is just our little contribution to lighten a candle of hope in people’s hearts during these trying times and let those who are fighting for us know that we appreciate and respect them.”
While practicing social distancing, Abdullah Qureshi has continued to release new music. ‘Daro Na’ marks as his second single during the coronavirus quarantine and serves as a timestamp of this difficult moment in human history.
About Abdullah Qureshi:
The singer, songwriter, and composer began his musical career with covers and renditions on YouTube and gained immense popularity with his powerful vocals. The star soon took center stage with his concerts and performances nationwide and abroad. Apart from his hit original “Awaz Do”, from Nescafe Basement season 4, Qureshi has continued his success story with singles including Daastan, GaaiAasman, Kali Santro, Laapata, and Aaja.
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The country’s most-loved band ‘Strings’ has taken over our social media, with some legendary collaborations, some beautiful renditions, and all things fantastic, mixing the colors of music in our gloomy quarantined days.
The biggest highlight of our weekend was when Faisal Kapadia went live on his Instagram page with none other than the musical maestro Abida Parveen, and we were blessed with what we think is the best live stream to have ever happened, period. We saw Abidajee performing a few lines from Man KuntoMaula. Kapadia used the live stream as an opportunity to talk to Abidajee about her life, so her fans and all those who were watching the stream could learn more about her. She also sang a few lines of Mehdi Hassan’s classic ballad “Ranjish Hi Sahi,” which practically brought tears to Kapadia’s eyes.
That’s not all; almost every other day, we are blessed with a beautiful acoustic rendition of songs on Bilal Maqsood’s Instagram. He put a sweet little message remembering Junaid Jamshed, and we just can’t get over it.
This beautiful cover of Amir Zaki’s ‘MeraPyar’ is what we exactly needed!
And to top it all off, this medley has our heart!
MeraBichraYaar X Jaana, wow, what a crossover!
Ever since the lockdown has begun, the Strings duo have been active on their Instagram pages and have continued to put out content and videos that have been a source of happiness and entertainment in our lives. They have gone live with a lot of other artists. Faisal has done live streams with another renowned Pakistani singer Haroon, and Palash of the Indian band Euphoria.
Watching the band we grew up listening to and loving dearly fill our lives with music and love has been so so great. Who would’ve thought the lockdown would bring us this candid version of Strings? So, Strings, please continue doing what you are doing, because you have been lightening up our days in the best way possible!