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8 Aug

‘Woh Umeed Ki Manzil’ revisits Khwaja Khurshid Anwar’s legacy

At a time when most Pakistani musicians are looking outwards, creating fusion, singing in English or developing sounds and beats that appeal to a global audience, there’s someone who – despite living on the outside – has turned to his roots for a musical evolution. This someone is Rameez Anwar, relatively unknown except for his surname that connects him to the late Khwaja Khurshid Anwar, one of the greatest music composers and lyrical story tellers of the Sub Continent. The legend was Rameez’s grandfather and from that legacy comes his love for old world melodies, Rameez’s newest release being ‘Woh Umeed Ki Manzil,’ featuring the inimitable Zeb Bangash. Having grown up in Texas on a steady diet of western rock, pop and...
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