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Mekaal Hasan Band

The Mekaal Hasan Band is a jazz/rock fusion band from Pakistan, playing a unique style of music which draws from easternandwestern influences to create a blend of sounds deeply rooted in eastern classical styles and a jazz-rock feel reminiscentofthe 70’s. The band was formed in 2001 by veteran Pakistani guitarist/composer Mekaal Hasan.

His musical explorations initially started with a collaboration with renowned percussionist Pete Lockett (Peter Gabriel,Björk,Robert Plant). The efforts received critical and public acclaim as a breakthrough style of fusion music so Mekaal ...read more

The Mekaal Hasan Band is a jazz/rock fusion band from Pakistan, playing a unique style of music which draws from easternandwestern influences to create a blend of sounds deeply rooted in eastern classical styles and a jazz-rock feel reminiscentofthe 70’s. The band was formed in 2001 by veteran Pakistani guitarist/composer Mekaal Hasan.

His musical explorations initially started with a collaboration with renowned percussionist Pete Lockett (Peter Gabriel,Björk,Robert Plant). The efforts received critical and public acclaim as a breakthrough style of fusion music so Mekaal decidedtocontinue writing music along similar lines and formed a full time band. He hired vocalist Javed Bashir and flautist AhsanPapuboth of whom were part of the older community of classically trained musicians living in Lahor.

The band achieved mainstream success with its debut album, Sampooran, released in 2004. Its following studio album,Saptak,released in 2010 continued the band's success. Mekaal Hasan Band is Pakistan’s most critically acclaimed act as well,winning numerous awards and nominations for it’s recordings, videos and live performances. Their fame extends to India and other countries of the subcontinent, and have performed live abroad in India, the US and France.

Current Band Members.

Mekaal Hasan – Lead guitar (2001–present)Javed Bashir – Lead vocals (2002–2010, 2011. present)MohammadAhsan Papu – Flute (2001–present)Amir Azhar – Bass (2009–present)Kamran Paul –Drums (2010–present.

Additional/Guest Musicians.

Farhan Albert - KeyboardsPete Lockett - Drums & PercussionsJohn Luis "Gumby" Pinto - Drums & Percussions « hide

Similar Bands: Return To Forever, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mekaal Hasan

Saptak
2009

4
2 Votes
Sampooran
2004

4
1 Votes

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