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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly at 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as ‘unexplained’ Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish soprano who led The Cranberries to worldwide fame as one of the most popular bands of the 1990s, has died, her publicist said Monday. The news was confirmed by her publicist in a statement, but no cause of death has ... Read More »

Pakistan observing 20th death anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali is still considered as one of the best Qawwal Pakistan is observing 20th death anniversary of legendary ‘Qawwal’ Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Almost two decades have passed but Sufi devotional songs of Qawwali maestro are still widely heard with great delight. The “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali” was born and bred in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948. He was widely ... Read More »

US singer Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100M followers

US singer Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100M followers

Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Justin Bieber are in the top five for most Twitter followers US singer-songwriter and pop star Katy Perry has made social media history by becoming the first person to reach 100M followers on Twitter. According to the website Twitter announcement, the singer Katy Perry has become the first person to achieve the milestone of 100 ... Read More »

Tributes pour in for Pakistan’s legendary guitarist Aamir Zaki

Pakistani musicians and music fans bid farewell to country’s top guitar virtuoso, Aamir Zaki Several musicians, artists, singers, colleagues and guitar lovers from showbiz industry expressed their condolences and paid rich tribute to legend guitar maestro Aamir Zaki on his death. The prominent showbiz icons including Mahira Khan, Bilal Khan, Humaima Malick, Shehzad Roy and Faysal Qureshi acknowledged his incredible ... Read More »

Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision Contest with politically powerful song

Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision Contest with politically powerful song

Ukraine’s Jamala wins Eurovision 2016 crown with song about war Ukraine’s Jamala was crowned the winner of popular Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with a political, heartfelt song about war. She dedicated to her great-grandmother. “I was sure that, if you sing about truth, it can really touch people. And I was right” the 32-year-old singer declare after accepting the Eurovision ... Read More »

Music Mela 2016 enthralls music lovers, unites cultures

Grupo Fantasma performs at Music Mela in Islamabad

American band Grupo Fantasma stole the show at Music Mela 2016 wowing the packed crowd with their Latin funk sound ISLAMABAD – Music lovers in Islamabad were in for a treat this weekend as Music Mela returned to Islamabad with electrifying performances. Around 15,000 fans attended Music Mela 2016 over the past three days to listen to 30 famed Pakistani, ... Read More »

Pakistani musicians perform at 2016 SXSW Music Festival in Texas

U.S. Embassy Connects Pakistani and American Artists at the South-by-Southwest Music Festival ISLAMABAD – Pakistani and American audience enjoyed a rare musical treat and traditional Pakistan culture as Pakistan’s top musicians perfromed at the 2016 South-by-South (SXSW) Music festival held in downtown Texas. “Music plays a unique role in connecting communities and individuals through a shared language,” Embassy Public Affairs ... Read More »

Nescafe Basement 4 brings back the magic of Qawaali

Nescafe Basement 4 brings back the magic of Qawaali

Internationally acclaimed show Nescafe Basement released the fourth episode of the current season over the weekend, which featured global legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s iconic qawwali Gorakh Dhanda. Based on the Sufi verse Tum Ek Gorakh Dhanda Ho by lyricist Naz Khialvi, the qawwali was sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and went on to become one of his most popular works to date. Nescafe Basement approached the qawwali in ... Read More »

Nescafe Basement Musicians making waves in Pakistan

Nescafe Basement 4

Nescafe Basement 4 has introduced exciting new voices in Pakistan’s music industry. The music TV series which features live studio-recorded music performances by underground artist is making waves in the country with its current Episode 4. Nescafe Basement has released the third episode of Season 4 which features a cover of Love Me Again by John Newman and an original, Awaz Do ... Read More »

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