Pakistani band Strings shared this picture on their official Facebook in the memories of Jagjit Singh and wrote the following message along with the picture
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The haunting strains of their infectious Sar kiye yeh pahar – their biggest hit till date – however had kept their magic alive when they made a smashing comeback a decade ago with Duur. But for Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsud, famously known as Strings, writing angst-ridden socio-political songs has happened only now with fresh hits such as Ab toh kuch karna padega and Main toh dekhoonga. The duo, down in Mumbai to record music for Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, open up to Mumbai Mirror
August was a rather slow month for musicians all over Pakistan due to Ramazan, with barely any activity in terms of concerts and gigs. Pakistani pop band Strings, who are usually locked up in their studios during this month, came out of their den and decided to do something different and take a spur-of-the-moment trip to India. “It was a spontaneous plan,” lead guitarist Bilal Maqsood
An acoustic & unplugged performance of Strings’ ‘Anjaane’, Levi’s ® The Originals Inspire and Produced & Directed by Adnan Malik,
Strings have been busy. Between shooting for music videos and taking up causes close to their heart, they also tour quite a bit. Just recently they returned from performing at the prestigious London School of Economics.
Spawning one timeless hit after the other, Strings have pioneered the musical scene in Pakistan over the last decades.
Mein tou Dekhoonga is directed by Jammi
The idea for the song germinated at the concert last year. They (Strings) heard it and loved it, and that’s when we decided to do it together,” says Sen, vocalist of Euphoria to Hindustan Times.
Ab Khud Kuch Karna Parey Ga will become Azme Alishan’s anthem, and will be promoted through a special 45-second television video where the artists endorse the movement and call on fellow Pakistanis to join in.
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Pakistani band Strings performing in New York, checkout pictures
Atif Aslam, Strings & Jami First Time Together For Song “Ab Khud Kuch Karna Paray Ga
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Strings have endorsed several brands over the past decade, including Pepsi, Mobilink, Warid, Gibson guitars and they have now been chosen by Etihad Airways as brand ambassadors for the airline.
Hopefully by this time next month, we’ll be singing along. Although Faisal was mostly mum on the subject, he did tell us that “its a motivational song” and will be released as a single.
The song has been written by Bilal Maqsood and will be done by Strings and Atif Aslam. Following is the news publication by HindustanTimes
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