Six performances to showcase Pakistan at SXSW Music Festival 2015

Among those performing include pop singer, folk artists and contemporary musicians

Web Desk March 12, 2015
Mekaal Hasan band among 6 who will feature in the Pakistan Showcase PHOTO: MEKAAL HASAN BAND FACEBOOK PAGE

If you are in Austin, Texas, this March, expect to catch a whiff of Pakistani music at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival.

As many as six Pakistani groups are expected to line up at arguably one of the biggest music festivals in the world.

The groups who will perform at the mega festival include Manganhar singer Mai Dhai, indie-folk band Poor Rich Boy, Haroon of the Awaaz band fame, Khumariyaan, folk group Sain Tanveer Brothers and a revamped Mekaal Hasan Band.

Read: Mekaal Hasan Band to perform at SXSW music festival in March


They will perform as part of the Pakistani Showcase at Victorian Room at The Driskill on Wednesday, March 18.

The selection of musicians chosen to perform means that people will get a good range of music from Pakistan, from the traditional, folk to the contemporary.


Read: Mai Dhai to bring songs of Thar to New York


SXSW is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place early each year in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year.


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