Pakistan's soft image through music being promoted in Australia: Mahmood
Pakistan-born Australian song writer and film maker Mahmood Khan has said that Pakistan's soft image through music is being promoted in Australia.
In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel, he said Australia is his second home where he is working in the music industry.
The show was jointly hosted by Javed Khan Jadoon and Shamim Anjum.
Mahmood Khan was accompanied by students and trainers of Leif Larsen Music Centre, Gilgit Baltistan who also performed in the special show of the Channel.
Mahmood Khan represents an exclusive rare breed of singer and songwriters to emerge out of Asia, who keep their art alive and dedicated a lifetime to celebrate the resilience and adaptability of the human spirit. Originally, from Lahore, Khan was the first Pakistani national to achieve mainstream success within the Australia music industry.
Mahmood Khan collaborated with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in an album 'only one' internationally released in 1997.
In 2009 Mahmood penned the song 'Like the river', which was recorded Live at Sydney Opera House. This song was released in Australia as a single and went to number one on the ARIA pop charts.
Mahmood is the only Pakistani artist to perform on Australian mainstream Television Network, Channel 9's Kerri Ann show to celebrate '50 million views on YouTube'.
He has also worked in Hollywood and produced movies and recently he is working on a project in collaboration with famous music band Bee Gees.
On the other hand, Leif Larsen Music Centre Centre Altit Hunza played traditional Gilgit Baltistan music, "Burushaski". The Leif Larsen Music Centre organizes different festivals and music event.
Those who performed in the show included Naiz Hunzai (Rubab), Islam Habib (Gilgiti Sarangi), Sanya Taj (Urban), Rashid Khan (Sitar), Hadi Hussain (Vision), Abida Khannum (Charda- Gilgiti Rubab).