February 11, 2021
Who are the legends of our music? What has been its journey? How far has it influenced others across the globe? How has it served as a tool for activism? Join us for the sixty-first session of LUMS Live: Pakistani Music: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow for an interesting conversation on Pakistani music with Mr. Arshad Mahmud and Dr. Taimur Rahman. The session will be moderated by Adeel Hashmi.
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm (PKT)
Mr. Arshad Mahmud
An actor, singer, music producer and composer, Mr. Mahmud is best known for his roles in popular Pakistani TV drama serials such as Aangan Terha, Dhoop Kinare, and Khamosh Pani and the music composition of many popular ghazals from the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He started composing music in 1972 and later became one of the driving forces behind EMI Pakistan, the oldest and largest music company in Pakistan. He is currently the Director of Programmes and Administration at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi.
Dr. Taimur Rahman
An academic, musician and socialist political activist, Dr. Rahman is the lead guitarist and spokesperson for the band Laal. Known for singing socialist and progressive political songs, the band has released several albums and has toured India, USA, England, etc. Dr. Rahman teaches Political Science at LUMS and is the author of The Class Structure of Pakistan published by the Oxford University Press. The book won the Akhtar Hameed Khan Memorial Award for the best social sciences book about Pakistan in 2012. He holds a Masters from Sussex University and a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies.