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Thursday, March 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pakistan Music Scene

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The challenges faced by Pakistan Music Industry in terms of lack of Intellectual Property Rights, lack of venues and venue management, lack of security resulting in no live concerts, weak media and government policies, lack of producers, cultural extremism and lack of community support, resulting in diminishing of musicians and hence the industry. The musicians, however, fighting back, surviving and thriving through this situation and still producing world class music for the love of it, compromising their livelihood yet no compensation, no documentation and no recognition on global music scene.

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Farhan Bogra

Musician, Khumariyaan
Farhan is a well known Rubab virtuoso on the music scene. He is a cultural activist and volunteer working on preservation of arts and culture in Pakistan. he has represented Pushtoon Music (from KPK province) and culture all over Pakistan and even across the border. With the desire... Read More →
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Zeejah Fazli

Pres, Foundation for Arts Culture and Education
Zeejah Fazli is a producer, cultural programs director, musician, song writer & entrepreneur going back 25 years in this field when he began his journey in music as a guitar player. After his debut album in 2004 and various performances with international artists, Zeejah’s preference... Read More →
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CEO Taazi.com, Musician/Singer/Composer, Unicorn Black
Multi-talented Haroon, is a singer, composer, musician, producer, recording engineer, and live performer. His fan following is in the millions. He has sold nearly three million CDs worldwide. In the early 90’s, he formed the pioneering band Awaaz with a couple of musician friends... Read More →
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Zaed Maqbool

Agent, The Agency Group
Zaed is an agent, a drummer, a dad and a Pakistani. Growing up in Pakistan and playing in bands since he was 13 years of age, he saw the evolution of music as it pertained to Pakistan all the while listening to music from all corners of the planet. He moved to Canada in 1999 and much... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
ACC Room 18D

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