“Year-end special: A look back at 2015

Published: December 29, 2015

The year 2015 was quite an eventful year for Pakistani music. Several albums were released; celebrated acts like Noori, Call and Mizmar made comebacks while Coke Studio completed another season…

Gearing up for some tamasha

By Humay Waseem

Published: September 11, 2015

In the hope of keeping Pashtun music alive, band Khumariyaan seems to be in full swing as they gear up to release the video of their latest soundtrack Tamasha…

“Khumariyaan Intoxicate Washington, D.C.”

By Naila Muhammad

Published VoA,  Sep 17, 2014

As I sat on in the grand foyer of the Kennedy Center, overlooking the Potomac River, a feeling of pride and nostalgia overcame me as I watched a group of young Pashtun men…

Song of the year – Tamasha

By News Desk

Published: December 30, 2015

Here is a list of the top 10 tracks that made it big this year, with Khumariyaan’s Tamasha topping The Express Tribune’s list.

“With a Slight Western Inflection, Culturally Charged Pashtun Folk Melodies”

By JON PARELES Published NewYork Times Oct 13, 2014

There’s more to Khumariyaan than the twangy, accelerating melodies and snappy rhythms that eventually got the audience at Asia Society …

Behind the U.S. State Department’s SXSW-Focused Cultural Exchange with Pakistan

By Glenn Peoples, — March 20, 2015

But the showcase had nothing to do with politics. To Sparlay Rawail of Khumariyaan, a four-piece group from Peshawar, the trip to Austin means some Pakistani artist might be able to make a comfortable living…..