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.
Having made a name for himself with several singles, the YouTube famed artist has delivered another promising track that has been written and composed by the talented singer himself. “Aaja” is produced by Saad Sultan, and the video is directed by the talented Saad Hashmi, featuring Shahmeera Sohail and the musician himself.
Talking about the release of his song, the excited singer said, “Aaja is a song that I started writing almost two years ago, and I don’t know why but I couldn’t complete the lyrics to it back then, so I put it aside for a while. Although it has very simple lyrics now, but somehow it was very difficult for this specific melody to sound smooth with anything that I wrote back then. So I was waiting for the right words, and eventually, with the help of a few friends, Taimur Rehman and Ahmad Mehdi, I finally managed to jot down the words and put the song together.”
The song has been receiving great responses from the fans, as Abdullah Qureshi continues an exceptionally generous flow of tunes keeping his supporters on the edge of their seats for more music.
Abdullah Qureshi gained popularity when he started out playing for underground rock and metal bands in Islamabad, and eventually started his own YouTube channel. He has some hit singles to his name, including ‘Kali Santro,’ ‘Laapata,’ ‘Awaz Do,’ ‘Daastan,’ and more.
Karachi, 21st November 2019: Musician and producer, Kashan Admani is scheduled to launch season 1 of ‘Acoustic Station’ unplugged in the studio under the label of his production house Dream Station Productions. The first episode will be released on 11th December 2019.
In an era of electronic music, the Dream Station Productions’ Acoustic Station is a web series aimed at reviving and providing Pakistani audience the experience of an acoustic ensemble recorded live in the studio. The unplugged series will feature established acts and also provide a platform for upcoming musicians to showcase their work. Acoustic Station will have a total of 14 episodes featuring renowned and budding musicians. The platform will primarily showcase original music with most arrangements inclining towards jazz and blues.
Each session will be based on an unplugged format recorded in the studio. When asked about the concept behind Acoustic Station and what listeners can expect, the founder and CEO of Dream Station Productions, Kashan Admani comments, “the idea is to give the listener a quality recording of the acoustic instruments and sounds with interesting arrangements. Since Dream Station Productions is the only acoustically perfect studio facility in Pakistan, the quality of the recordings made are at par with any international standard recording space. The listeners will experience instruments they may have never heard before or paid attention to. The main concept behind creating this platform is to bridge the gap between our younger musicians who are often times picked up by smaller platforms and the more established musicians who are usually a part of the bigger platforms. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Pakistani music fraternity for supporting Acoustic Station.”
The first season of Acoustic Station comprises of 14 episodes which will be released on every Wednesday on Dream Station Productions’ Youtube channel. Details of participating artists will be revealed at a later date.
ABOUT DREAM STATION PRODUCTIONS
Launched in 2005, Dream Station Productions is the brain child of musician and producer Kashan Admani. Providing exceptional aesthetics, acoustic engineering and sound design from international consultants makes Dream Station Productions at par with some of the best international recording facilities. The studio is also widely recognized as a platform supporting new talent entering the music industry.
Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers Received High Honor from the Governor of Maryland for their Services in the State
[November 26, 2019] Pakistan’s acclaimed Qawwali Stars; Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers Taimoor Akram and Abdul Akram, have received the citation certificate by the Governor of Maryland for their outstanding services in the State.
The award-winning ensemble has been on their 6th American tour, hitting the stage in major cities as a part of their “Sufi Qawwali US Tour”. Covering major venues and garnering critical acclaim, they have been at the receiving end of praises for their contributions for the entertainment scene in the State, representing Pakistan in front of an international audience. The citation certificate from the Governor of Maryland adds another achievement in the list of accolades to their names.
The group is all set to hit Dubai for their next tour des tination from 1st December till 8th December. The grandsons of the revered Munshi Raziuddin are acclaimed worldwide for their riveting interpretations of qawwali.
Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers Become the First Ever Pakistanis to Have Performed at the Stanford Memorial Church!
[Karachi: November 18, 2019] The famous contemporary qawwali group Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers performed at the Stanford Communion Church in California, celebrating the Milad of Prophet SAW.
This tour marks as their 6th American tour in the past 2 years. Making the country proud and honoring the birth of the Prophet SAW in the beautiful church of Stanford university, Hamza Akram along with Taimoor Akram and Abdul Akram delivered a magical performance in front of an international audience.
Talking about the experience, Hamza Akram said, “We feel extremely lucky and grateful to be a part of this grand celebration and to be able to honor the Milad of the Prophet SAW at this beautiful church. The love we received from the audience here is unlike anything, and it’s a proud moment for us to be able to represent Pakistan at an international level.”
The award-winning group is all set to hit the stage on Los Angeles next. The brothers are covering 9 to 10 major cities across America as a part of their Sufi Qawwali US tour that would be reaching its end by November 30.
Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers; the grandsons of the revered Munshi Raziuddin have several accolades to their names and are acclaimed worldwide for their riveting interpretations of qawwali. Having several international performances and tours to their credit, the brothers have been taking the oldest form of Sufi music to places.
Ali Zafar releases a video of the song ‘Lila o Lila’, with a 12-year-old singer from Baluchistan. Urooj Fatima a fan of Ali Zafar expressed her desire to sing with him, welcoming her wish the “Teefa in trouble” Star announced to make a video with Urooj. And today the young singer’s wish is fulfilled.
“Today marks the debut of a very talented young singer, the 12-year-old Urooj Fatima from the beautiful Baluchistan. Watch this to understand why you should always follow your heart and dreams,” Ali zafar Twitted.
The contemporary pop-rock band “Kashmir” brought a new soulful sound to the fans with the release of their new single “Parwana Hun”.
The lyrically evocative new track is accompanied by a thought-provoking music video, directed by Ashar Khalid. Parwana Hun is about man’s struggle to find the truth but realizing that you’re the only one holding yourself back. The song is a perfect representation of the band’s chillout style and energetic stage presence, with music that has a very refined worldview.
The band shared the captivating music video with the message that, “We all feel safe living in oblivion, however there is always a fear of the unknown that is lingering in the shadows. Parwana Hun is about finding the strength to face the truth in the hope to find inner peace.”
“Parwana Hun” is the follow up to their last single “Pari”; and is a part of their debut album, that will contain a total of eight songs.
Formed in 2012, Kashmir the Band garnered fame with their win of Pepsi Battle of the Bands in 2017. Since then, the band has been unlocking achievements with their unique music. Having won the Lux Style Award for the Best Emerging Talent in Music in 2017 for their song Kaaghaz Ka Jahaaz, Kashmir has been a success story that has only just begun.