Pakistani Pop Music

Written by Faiza Kamal

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In 1994, FM radio brought about another mini-revolution in Pakistani music. From Landhi in Karachi to Krishan Nagar in Lahore, names like female vocalist Hadiqa Kiyani and young Shehzad Roy suddenly became household names. Even iconoclastic recluse virtuosos like guitarist Amir Zaki (whose almost purely instrumental album "Signature" did well inrepparttar market) were receivingrepparttar 110061 kind of airplayrepparttar 110062 big bands ofrepparttar 110063 ’80s could only have dreamed of. Pop industry had big turnaround when private channels came intorepparttar 110064 scene, Like IM which becamerepparttar 110065 medium to introduce young talents inrepparttar 110066 pop industry names like Fuzon, Aaroh, noori, Aks, Ahmad Jehanzaib, Mizraab, Karavan, Ali Zafar, Jal which not only rockrepparttar 110067 Pakistani pop music but also made their names worldwide. The new arrivals made their presence felt through remarkable individual songs, even though full albums for now seemed beyond most new acts. Ahmad Jehanzaib's Ek Bar Kaho, Fuzon's Ankhon Ke Saagar and Schehzad Mughal's Bas Yunheen were each excellent. The first two were carried by soulful, ardent vocals andrepparttar 110068 last shone through affecting lyrics. Hot on their heels, honourable mentions must also go to Aks stunningly understated Neela Aasman, noori's jangle-pop perfection Tum Hans Diyae, Junoon's excellent Garaj Baras, Sajjad Ali with Teri Yaad, Aamir Zaki's insightful and incisive People Are People, EP's piledriving Hum Ko Aazma, Najam's infinitely catchy Jaisay Chaho Jiyo and Aao Wahan Chalain, Ali Zafar’s startling Chanoo ki Ankh, Jal’s splendid addat and yes even Ali Haider's insipid but still memorably melodic Chandi Ratain. Abrar's Preeto wasrepparttar 110069 novelty hit ofrepparttar 110070 year. The Pepsi Battle ofrepparttar 110071 Bands did a great job in throwing up a wealth of talent. EP, Aaroh, Brain Massala, Messiah, Schahzad Hameed and others all have Pepsi to thank. The Pepsi Battle ofrepparttar 110072 Bands got all these fledgling bands great exposure.

Recently, a team of talented Pakistani musicians and artists tookrepparttar 110073 long road to Mumbai, via Dubai, possibly to make history, for this wasrepparttar 110074 first time in recent memory that Pakistanis had gone to India to createrepparttar 110075 background score for a Bollywood film. The film in question is Pooja Bhatt's Paap, and former Vital Sign Shehzad 'Shahi' Hasan, cinematographer Faisal Rafi, singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and studio session player and keyboardist Faiz Ali Naqvi, wererepparttar 110076 foursome representingrepparttar 110077 world of Pakistani music in India. Strings enjoyed considerable success with Dhaani. Probablyrepparttar 110078 most hyped album ofrepparttar 110079 year, with lead single Chaaye Chaaye beingrepparttar 110080 standout favourite. String gaverepparttar 110081 soundtrack for Spiderman 2 which was a remarkable effort. Junaid Jamshed's Dil Ki Baat was understated but assured and notwithstanding JJ's quite public and tortured ruminations over religion and music,repparttar 110082 album showed that JJ is still competent at middle ofrepparttar 110083 road pop and that Shoaib Mansoor still hasrepparttar 110084 magic touch. Shahzad Roy's Rab Jane was hobbled by his illness and yet catchesrepparttar 110085 fire while Karavan's Gardish seems to have suddenly picked up and was sold like hot-cakes. Schahzad Mughal's Jhoom Lay was one ofrepparttar 110086 most pleasant of surprises ofrepparttar 110087 year. So this proves that our music industry has dared to move forward with hope rather than skepticism.

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