The author is a culture critic based in Lahore
Munir Husain whose numbers became popular in the film Saat Laakh was closely related to Rashid Attre
Week-long cultural activities mark 55 years of Pakistan-Mauritius ties
Ustad Amanat Ali Khan’s life was cut short in its prime after a long struggle with depression
Somalis love poetry to distraction and the poet Warsame was loved, revered and worshipped.
Sain Zahoor is famous for playing the eiktara that provides the melodic parallel to his vocalisation
She belonged to the old school, if one may dare say, when melodiousness was the only real benchmark for a vocalist.
Some may argue that Nusrat Fateh Ali was not the first to have engaged heavily with the contemporary sonic culture.
Even after a traumatic defeat, Pakistani cultural activities quickly bounced back during the Bhutto era.
Does a new culture emerge automatically with a nation state?
It is good that after the barrenness of the Covid years, cultural activity is resuming with full force. There might be resistance to that in some...