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Devotional Hymns

In school, he was celebrated for his singing abilities. Later as vocal passion pitched up, Mir Saqib secured several singing…

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Love of Music

For over three decades Nisar Ahmad Dar enthralled audiences with western musical in one of radio Kashmir’s most loved programme.…

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Bhaand ‘Diplomacy’

The down spiral of Kashmir’s centuries old folk art Bhaand-e-Paether is often attributed to the turmoil in Kashmir; however, the…

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‘Blind’ devotion

Born with an inability to see things did not make Wali Muhammad Hajam, a destitute. Instead, he enthrals and mesmerises…

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End of an ‘Era’

From a thriving customer base in the US and Europe, Kashmir’s last indigenous musical instruments maker, Ghulam Muhammad Zaz, is…

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A Borrowed Tribute!

    Shams Irfan Encouraged by the success of Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir, a musical/cultural event originally launched to counter Zubin Mehta’s concert…

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The Young Sopori

Keeping his family’s tradition alive, young music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori mesmerized local audiences with his compositions at controversial Zubin…

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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…

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Turkish Inspiration!

Nobody in Kashmir knew what Lute, a Turkish musical instrument, until two childhood friends Irfan Nabi and Bilal Ahmed, in…

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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…

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RAPPER’S REPUBLIC

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

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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…