Browsing: Music

Love of Music

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

Cover Story
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…

‘Blind’ devotion

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

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…

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…

Cover Story
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…