Browsing: Music

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An Unequal Music

As Germans flew Zubin Mehta to Shalimar, it triggered a counter-concert in the heart of the city that authorities reluctantly…

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 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

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

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…

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.

Sur, Strength, And Sangam

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

The music scientist

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

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…

Kashmir Raps

A young rapper is gaining popularity among his people in Kashmir. He has got voice, a penchant for music and…

Faith no barrier

A Muslim woman is taking Sikh boys and girls in Srinagar closer to their religion by teaching them kirtan singing.…

Life is a quest

For some it takes a lifetime to know what they want to do with their lives. For some even a…

Royal Musician

For 60 years Ghulam Qadir Langoo sang for rulers and the people of Kashmir, and his passion for music gave…