Published On: Thu, Oct 29th, 2015

Pakistani musicians in SXSW



For the first time in its history in March 2015, South by Southwest (recognized merely by its acronym SWSX) — a 10-day set of the movie, interrelated and music festival in Austin, Texas — attributed its initially full Pakistani showcase. Six melodious acts from Pakistan were called to execute their performance throughout the musical segment. It is the major music festival of its type in the world which possibly starting up an entire latest fan base for the musicians.

After the a glowing musical showcase in 2015 in South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, now Pakistan is put to carry out at its 2016 edition. The listings from Pakistan this year take account of Imran Aziz Mian Qawwal, Mai Nimani, Wahid Allan Faqir and Overload.

The Pakistani singers and bands executed their performance at 2015 festival’s SXSW were Haroon, Khumariyaan, Mai Dhai, Mekaal Hasan Band, Poor Rich Boys and the Sain Tanveer Brothers. Everyone carry out succinct portions at the momentous milestone Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin to wholehearted masses.

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a yearly portion of the movie, interrelated media, and music festivals and seminars that take a position in mid-March in Austin, Texas. Its music section is supposed to lodge one of the major music festivals in the globe.

“I’m thrilled to be in performance at SXSW because it’s an esteemed occasion,” said excess originator and drummer Farhad Humayun.

“It not merely comprises music, but is, in addition, bringing together point of art, literature, and film people, booking agents and management executives. It’s recognition of the fact that the world is welcoming the new hybrid culture and sound, which Overload boasts as a modern Pakistani rock act,” sustained Farhad, accumulating that Overload will carry out at six locations all over Austin.

Islamabad-based traditional association FACE – Pakistan’s Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education has been making easy Pakistan’s contribution at SXSW and picks artists with the SXSW squad and the Pakistani-US Embassy’s Public Affairs Department. The artists’ medley is pedestal on local assortment and miscellaneous native genres.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.