Indus Raag – Music Beyond Borders by Tehzeeb now available at Liberty Books stores and online.
KARACHI: Tehzeeb Foundation patron and music producer Sharif Awan has won a gold medal at the Global Music Awards (GMA).
The laurel has been conferred upon him for the album Indus Raag: Music Beyond Borders which is a part of the Indus Raag project that aims to archive the legacy of sub-continental music tradition.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Awan said he has been selected among nine artists from various countries for the medal. This is the first time a Pakistani album has featured in an international award show. “It really is an achievement for all those who have been associated with the project and have worked tirelessly to make it a success,” he added. Awan hoped the project will continue to play its role in the conservation and promotion of Eastern classical music.
It is pertinent to mention that Indus Raag: Music Beyond Borders was Pakistan’s first indigenous entry to get shortlisted for the 57th Grammys.
GMAs are held every year in California, USA, acknowledging services of people from different countries and cultural backgrounds for world music.
Last week, Awan announced the digital release of Indus Raag 2 — Karachi Concerts, the second album in the series. It comprises 10 hours worth of recordings that feature as many as 65 musicians from Pakistan, India, UK, Germany, France and Turkey. Recorded between 2009 and 2015, it includes names such as Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, Grammy-winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the Gundecha Brothers and Ashraf Sharif Khan.
This article is published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2016.
Web link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1125273/indus-raag-producer-wins-global-music-award/
Summer is almost coming to a close and our special Summer Fair is now traveling to Lahore. Allow us to be of some assistance in the matter 🙂
We’re excited to announce the Liberty Books Summer Fair currently taking place on the lower ground floor of Mall of Lahore! The fair began on 1st August and is continuing till 16th August. Our selection for this fair includes a huge variety of discounted books, several of which are for as low as Rs. 100. We’ve also got a great collection of new books, all at a happy 10% off!
Additionally we’ve planned free children’s activities which include face painting and storytelling sessions on weekends! Yay! 🙂
Finally, bring your fellow bibliophile family and friends! Spread the #booklove 🙂
Happy book shopping all!
We are extremely excited about this! Omar Shahid Hamid, the bestselling author of The Prisoner & The Spinner’s Tale will be coming to 4 Liberty Books stores in August. He has recently launched The Spinner’s Tale and the book is doing tremendously well!
Please mark your calendars and get your copies signed. If you want to purchase your copy prior to the event you can visit any of our outlets or order them online via our website with free home delivery across Pakistan. Links provided below. We look forward to seeing you there!:)
The Spinner’s Tale: http://www.libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=25488
The Prisoner: http://www.libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=19114
Greetings all 🙂
Summer heat is certainly upon us and we hope everyone is surviving and staying hydrated! On a related note summer vacations are fast on their way…
These vacations (for those lucky enough to get them) are the perfect time to catch up on one’s non-academic reading. Hours spent indoors or outside (in the shade) can be delightfully utilized with one’s nose buried in a book.
In order to aid this pursuit, Liberty Books is thrilled to announce its Summer Reading Program. At the end of this post we have uploaded reading lists recommended by specific schools and by Liberty Books. Feel free to view each catalogue!
Our goals for this program include the following:
Students of Partnering schools :
Students of schools that have sent their own recommended reading list will be given special Liberty Books Summer Reading Program punch cards. Each time a student purchases a recommended book from any of our outlets their punch card will be stamped. Upon reaching a minimum of 8 stamps students will be given a gift hamper with books and related products!
While our Summer Reading Program punch cards are exclusively for students of partnering schools EVERYONE is welcome to view our uploaded lists and gather a few recommendations in the process 🙂
Recommended reading lists – school wise:
1. Bay View High – Junior school:
2. Bay View High – Middle school:
3. Froebel Education Centre:
4. Beaconhouse School System:
5. Generations school:
Happy summer reading!
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The partition of India: Divide and rue | The Economist.
Available at all Liberty Books outlets and online (for free nationwide delivery!) here: http://www.libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=24824