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Pakistan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 150,000,000 (2003) Pakistan is an independent Islamic republic that came into being in 1947 upon the partition of British India. Culturally and geographically, it occupies a strategic cultural position between South...
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...Considered the “brightest star in qawwali,” a genre of Sufi devotional music, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan continued his family’s multi-century tradition of singing. Born in Punjab, Pakistan in 1948, Khan had his first public performance at age...

Lahore

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 5,452,000 (2000)Lahore is Pakistan’s second-largest city and the capital of Punjab province. Since roughly 1100 A.D., the city has been a center (or regional center) for Afghan, Mughal, Sikh and British polities. The city...

Noor Jehan

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...Born in Punjab, British India in 1926, the career of Noor Jehan paralleled major political developments in the region. Her parents recognized her talent and sent Jehan to study Hindustani classical and traditional music with Ustad Bade...

Zār

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Zār is a word from the Amharic language. It refers to a community healing ritual including percussive music and dancing that originated in East Africa, the regions of south-eastern Sudan, Ethiopia and further south. It is believed...
...One of the most popular singers in Pakistan through the 1990s and 2000s, Hadiqa Kiani was named one of the nation’s most powerful women in 2016. She was born in 1974 in Rawalpindi. Kiani’s father died when she was three and she was raised...

Karachi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 14,000,000 (2004)Karachi is the capital of Pakistan’s southernmost province, Sindh, and the nation’s major seaport. Although originally Sindhi in language and culture, Karachi’s importance as a destination for Bihari, Afghani...