Tag Archives: Pakistan

Dosti Music Project – Travelers (Found Sound Nation)

The product of a collaborative musical residency hosted by this Brooklyn-based artist collective and involving musicians from Pakistan, India, & America. Running through the tracks are influences from all of these places: Sufi Ghazals, Bengali & Tamil folk tunes, & even Appalachian fiddle. Celebrates our common humanity. Fantastic music!

Sandaraa – Sandaraa (self-released)

Exotic and evocative collaboration between Pakistani composer/vocalist Zeb Bangash (trained in khayal classical singing) and Brooklyn clarinetist Michael Winograd (with a background in Jewish music), featuring music inspired by and respectfully reinvented from South Asian musical forms (e.g., Dari, Pashto, & Baluchi). Great percussion, bass, oud, accordion, violin, & guitar as well. Tunes reveal surprising […]

The Sachal Ensemble – Song of Lahore (Universal)

Music from the Pakistani ensemble that did the soundtrack to the award-winning documentary Song of Lahore, highlighting the current plight of Pakistani musicians in that troubled country. This follow-up features covers of mostly very well-known songs, rearranged to varying degrees to feature Pakistani musical forms & instruments (sometimes just the addition of tabla, other times […]

Ustad Dildar Hussain Khan – Sur Sangeet (Kanaga System Krush)

A master Pakistani tabla player & master of Qawwali music (devotional Sufi music), Ustad Dildar accompanied the renowned Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for 30 years. Here he plays with three of his sons, including Abraar Hussain on lead vocals. More info & samples here

Bombay Dub Orchestra – Tales from the Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees)

Gary Hughes & Andrew Mackay (who formed the BDO) have done a lot of film work recently (Marathon Boy (HBO), Ballad Of Rustom (India), Josh (Pakistan), Project Happiness, featuring the Dalai Lama) and it shows in their new work; here are atmospheric arrangements mixing electronica with Middle Eastern & Indian instrumentation, scales, & vocals, designed […]