Swat musicians find life out of tune.

At a posh hotel in the scenic valley of Swat, as diners gather in the main hall, they are greeted with live music to accompany their traditional meal. As visitors enjoy their meal, few pay attention to the musicians performing live. Some though, occasionally, request some songs. While peace has returned to the valley, and […]

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Blind rabab player hopes for better days of Pashto music.

PESHAWAR: Pashto music has a great future due to the people’s undying love for it, claims visually-impaired rabab player Mohibullah. “All Sufi saints including Rahman Baba and Hamza Baba used to play rabab. The traditional music can stop people them participating in fruitless discussions and badmouthing,” said the 45-year-old resident of Ibrahimkhel area in Landi […]

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Singers, actors in KP demand fair treatment and security from government

Local singers and actors have demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to speed up work on its cultural policy and take steps for ensuring their safety. The demands came during an event held at Peshawar Press Club on Friday to mark the Music Freedom Day. Around 50 events were held across KP and Fata, including […]

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