The Sonic Peacemakers: Maestros to unite

Published: August 8, 2011

Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will sing with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s band members. PHOTO: FILE

Two of the biggest names in the Pakistan music industry; Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are set to work together. Joining the duo will be late singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s band members and recordings will start sometime in September at Meekal Hasan’s Digital Fidelity Studio in Lahore.

The partnership comes as part of The Sonic Peacemakers ‘Pakistan America: Peace Through Music’ — a project aimed to bring Americans and Pakistanis closer, support and develop Pakistan’s artistic talent and help Pakistan reach the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal of 85 per cent literacy by 2015.

According to an update released on Atif Aslam’s official Facebook page: “Lanny Cordola has set up recording sessions at Gilby Clarke’s studio to continue work on the conceptual album The Dreamer Awakes. He will then go back to Pakistan with Todd Shea and Atif Aslam to record with members of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s band and singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Meekal Hassan’s studio in Lahore.”

Currently, Aslam is taking a Ramazan break to spend some time with his family after his US tour, during which he performed with Cordola and Shea in July. The artists performed in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Seattle.

The report also revealed that The Sonic Peacemakers is planning to release its first two or three songs by October or November this year.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • xohaib
    Aug 8, 2011 - 8:37PM

    thats great. waiting for it .

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  • safia
    Aug 8, 2011 - 11:34PM

    excited..

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  • MK
    Aug 8, 2011 - 11:58PM

    yayyy :) can;t wait..2 of my fav artists..this better not be a let down though!

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  • Aug 9, 2011 - 1:53AM

    greattttttttttttt waiting waitin………..

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  • Sidra Feroz
    Aug 9, 2011 - 11:37AM

    its nice to know that at least few of the artists are supporting Pakistan to reach MDG goals. working for their countries!! hope this project will achieve tremendous success.

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