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Since the advent of Pakistan, this country’s soil has produced legends in any and every domain an existence can imagine. Pakistan is often recognized as one of the few countries in the entire world with amusingly different taste in music production and folk art. Pakistani artists have always managed to amaze the ones least expecting of them, with sheer talent, creativity and most importantly hard work.
Some significant names have been etched in the music emblem of Pakistan forever, and one of the most leading names in the industry since the beginning is Tufail Niazi. Most of us are aware of this legend, for his contributions to classical music and Sufism. His personality concocted perfectly with his creativity and lyrical and deliverance ability and marked an impact so huge on Pakistani music, it is hard to ever forget him. Interestingly, this man was responsible for the establishment of National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) and also received Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1982.
Grandson Jahangir Niazi
Jahangir Niazi is the grandson of the legend Tufail Niazi and son of Babar Niazi who is also one of the most prominent figures in Pakistani classical music industry. Niazi brothers have made several appearances in the best Pakistani music platforms like Coke Studio etc. Following the same trail of magnificent artistry, Jahangir Niazi started his own music band two years ago, named duly after himself.
Jahangir Niazi made headlines on social media after he released his debut single Piya Re (rendition) on Nescafe Basement Season 5 in 2019. This beautiful piece of music originally scripted by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was further embellished by Jahangir Niazi and his band by making use of more modern and melodic instruments. His piece of art made its way to public praise quickly and has now gained more than 5.5 million views on YouTube, taking the song among the top 5 Nescafe Basement releases to date.
Jahangir Niazi’s connection to an extremely culturally and musically rich hierarchy is quite visible through his artwork. His band is a solid culmination of modern talent and original definition of harmonious music. Their mission seems to be expansive, as they aim for spreading their display of talent all around Pakistan and even take foreign countries on a serene ride.
Popularity Spreading Like A Wildfire
Jahangir Niazi and his band have very quickly managed to win the hearts of the people residing in the twin cities. Their shows are immensely popular in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. However, their circle of influence is not limited to these cities, but their work and determination is ringing some serious bells in the neighboring country as well, mostly seen boasting off of its music versatility
All this success in such a short tenure of time very well approves the fact that Jahangir Niazi and his band are the upcoming faces of the Pakistani music industry which thrash all the bogus and meaningless productions by pop icons these days. These youngsters have just commenced their journey and only time will decide the boundaries of success they reach for Pakistan.
Do check their Youtube Channel for some insights: Jahangir Niazi Akbar Niazi
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