June 25, 2020
To know more about Pakistan’s music, join us for the twenty-second session of LUMS Live.
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 4 pm (PST)
Our distinguished panelists include Ms. Natasha Noorani - Musician and Ethnomusicologist, Mr. Ahmer Naqvi - Freelance Journalist and Ms. Beena Raza - Educator and Musician.
Moderated by Adeel Hashmi, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Please click here to listen to our panelists as they discuss the larger trends of mainstream music and provide a snapshot of Pakistan's unconventional sonic past.
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Profiles of Panelists
Ms. Natasha Noorani - Musician and Ethnomusicologist
Ms. Noorani is a musician, festival director and ethnomusicologist. She has a diverse range as a singer-songwriter, playback singer and voice-over artist. Ms. Noorani released her debut EP ‘Munaasib’ in 2018 which explored her diverse range as a singer-songwriter exploring her r'n'b, neo-soul and progressive rock influences. Her commercial work entails projects with Coke Studio, Lux Style Awards and more, and alongside work for film and ads. She has collaborated with artists such as Strings, Gentle Robot, Jamal Rahman and Biryani Brothers. With a BSc from LUMS and a Master of Music in Ethnomusicology from SOAS, Ms. Noorani works in archiving, preserving and promoting 20th Century Pakistani Music. She is the Co-Founder and Festival Director of premier music festival cum symposium, Lahore Music Meet, which has been taking place annually since 2015. She also dabbles with music management having served as General Manager for Coke Studio Pakistan, Marketing Executive at CityFM89 and managing pop-rock duo, Strings.
Mr. Ahmer Naqvi - Freelance Journalist
Mr. Naqvi is a freelance journalist who has written on Pakistani music and culture for the past decade. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Patari, Pakistan’s largest Pakistani music streaming service, and was responsible for the platform’s music production and curation. Mr. Naqvi holds a BSc from LUMS.
Ms. Beena Raza - Educator and Musician
With over 20 years of musical training from the leading musicians in the subcontinent, Ms. Raza has been playing the sitar since the age of 13. She has conducted music workshops and taught musicology in different institutions namely NCA and BNU in Lahore. Ms. Raza has been instrumental in the design and launch of Pakistan’s first four- year Bachelor’s programme in Musicology at NCA in Lahore in 2001 where she for five years. At BNU, she taught a mandatory course at the Department of Film and Theatre on South Asian History of Music. Ms. Raza has also designed music programmes and workshops for children studying at community schools and is a Trustee at the Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust, a school for the underprivileged in the Kot Lakh Pat area of Lahore since 2005. She has developed and delivered training programmes in culture and music, nationally and internationally for Pakistani and American educators at primary, middle and secondary levels.