Sunday, December 21, 2008
Pakistan Girl Band Rocks
Interesting article on BBC News.
"But, like all other professions in the country, music remains male-dominated.
For women it is another matter altogether - raised eyebrows are the least possible obstacle.
Some have broken the barrier, none more so than the late Nazia Hassan, who took the sub-continental music scene by storm with her pop music in the early 80s.
There have been others who followed in her footsteps, although none have been able to reach those dizzying heights.
That may account for all the hype surrounding Zeb and Haniya, Pakistan's first all-female music band.
Another is the fact that their debut album, Chup (Quiet!), was recently released to rave reviews in Pakistan's major newspapers."