Category: Non-Film

Twenty years ago on December 6, 1982, Pakistani classical music in particular and that of the subcontinent in general, was impoverished by the death of vocalist Roshan Ara Begum, who was known as Malika-i-Mauseeqi — the queen of music. Although she hailed from Calcutta, she contributed tremendously to the melodic culture of Pakistan both before […]

Ustad Salamat Hussain

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On May 11, 2010

I met the flute maestro in a not-so peaceful setting, with people looking down from a tall and ugly apartment block, and the noise of buses and rickshaws plying nearby. The dirty, noisy, smoke-filled

Munir Sarhadi

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In Non-Film
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On May 11, 2010
A music concert is on, continuing till the wee hours of the morning. Many vocalists and instrumentalists are showing their skills. Every performer thinks that his was the best performance on the stage. One girl in the audience is overwhelmed by the performance of an instrumentalist and becomes such an admirer that she falls in […]

Abida Parveen

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On February 6, 2010

Born in Larkana in Sindh in 1957, she received her early training from her father Ghulam Haider Khan. Starting out with radio, she later made mystical and devotional songs celebrating the great saints

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