The Khumariyaan boys are always a step ahead when it comes to representing their hometown, Peshawar to the rest of the world. Whether it’s the inclusion of traditional instruments like the rubab, or the way they teach their cultural dance to the audience during their live performances, the music group has made deliberate efforts to bring their culture to the front.
This is much needed because even though Pakistan has so many diverse sights and sounds, they are ‘now’ finally being explored. In the age of of globalization when we are at risk of forgetting our roots, it is musical acts like Khumariyaan (and many others) that are keeping our voices and beautiful traditions alive.
Therefore, we’re not surprised to see that Khumariyaan will be lending one of their very popular tunes to an upcoming film called Project Peshawar. The instrumental track, titled ‘Chaukor’, is the film’s first official track to be released.
Project Peshawar aims to highlight Peshawar by showcasing the talents of various actors, directors and producers at a national as well as an international level.
The film has been shot in three different countries: Pakistan (in Peshawar), Canada and England. It’s being deemed as Pakistan’s first multilingual film as it has been shot in three different languages which include Pashto, Dutch and English.