Dr. Baber Khan is one of the new singing sensations born and raised in the City of Lights, Karachi. He launched his music video “THE KARACHI NAMA” last week in Karachi. He being the lead vocalist in an alternative rock band “Soul Anesthetics; which was formed in 2006 in Karachi; is on his way to the mainstream ‘scenes’ of Pakistan.
Music has always been a part of Dr. Baber’s soul, from childhood to when he graduated as a doctor and even when he was a Civil Services Servant. He caters to a wide range of vocals taking inspiration from the classical, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen and Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, to the western maestros, Iron Maiden, Skid Row and Dream Theater. These not only influence him greatly but also add flavor to his ‘compositions’.
‘The Karachi Nama’, by Dr. Khan, an ode produced as a tribute to the city of lights. Karachi is characterized as something wild, something that never sleeps. This character can be further compared with an enormous Sindhi Rilli (a patchwork of various colours and patterns that looks very pleasing when put in one place). The song describes Karachi in a positive light and explains how, the amalgamation of all the cultures from the subcontinent, gives a pleasant zest to Karachi. It is also the city’s forward looking and buoyant people which enable the city to outshine in comparison to the other cities. Karachi’s culture has strong roots in the past, and branches in the future, a tree under whose shade people find abode. .It feeds them, wipes their tears, puts smiles on their faces, lulls them to sleep, it even bears in silence the wounds that they wield. Karachi welcomes everyone, it doesn’t turn them back. It offers opportunities, brings out hope, and in doing so burdens itself with shouldering the ailing economy. The song makes it absolutely clear the Karachi has got it, and it has every right to flaunt it.
Doctor Khan says, “I hope that The Karachi Naam will move everyone who loves Karachi. It will help us realize this undeniable fact that Karachi pays a very critical role in Pakistan’s development”.
He is working on his upcoming video “Dua-e-Ramadan” which will be released in the Month of Ramadan.
The music producer is Aqeel Ahmed & the video is directed by Farrukh Sheikh. The chief guest of the show was M. Ali Rashid, the Member of National Assembly.
The Event is being organized by Fomentar Events & PR. The event highlights included the live performance of Dr.Baber Khan The show was hosted by Barkat & Uzmi & the red carpet hosted by VJ Palwasha.
Watch The Karachi Nama video;