Browsing: Music

Books
A Musical Journey

When everything in Kashmir virtually came to a halt with the outbreak of militancy in 1989, Mohammad Amin Lala, a…

Music The Rap Revolution
THE RAP REVOLUTION

The advent of rap music in Kashmir with Roushan Ilahi’s powerful song, ‘I Protest’, has given birth to a new…

Cover Story Roashan Illahi aka MC Kash
RAPPER’S REPUBLIC

At the peak of summer agitation in 2010, the wave of Roushan Illahi’s ‘I Protest’ song brought a new cultural…

Music
Singing His Way To Success

Young, determined and in Bollywood. Umer Beigh talks to a Kashmiri who is not afraid of taking chances. Music has…

Music
On Difference, Art and Belonging

As a Hindu whose grandfather was shot dead by Muslim militants, Amit Wanchoo has long had reason to quit Kashmir. Instead he’s stayed and prospered in one of the most unlikely career choices on offer in the restive region — singer in a rock band.

Music
Sur, Strength, And Sangam

recent years, Kashmiri youth are using different genres of music to express themselves. From rap to rock, Sufiayana to Bollywood,…

Music
The music scientist

Syed Sahahzad Asim chose music over medicine and became a successful musician. His family that had opposed his career choice…

Culture
Walaykum Salam Ladishah drav

Confined to radio and television studio’s Ladhishah were once the popular street performers, enriching Kashmir with satire and humour. Aliya…