Irfan Ali Taj: ‘Ashiqi Angar brought Chitrali music to the fore’ | The Express Tribune

Irfan Ali Taj: ‘Ashiqi Angar brought Chitrali music to the fore’ | The Express TribuneWhile working on a project together, singer-songwriter Zoe Viccaji and actor-director Adnan Malik came across 25-year-old Irfan Ali Taj whose vocal abilities and slick playing of the rubab and guitar left them more than impressed. Months later, Viccaji and Taj were ready to put out their first ever collaboration together, Ashiqi Angar.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Taj said the song was written by a fellow Chitrali songwriter, Mir Saleem, who is part of Taj’s former band, QashQarian. “The song really is the first to come out from the plains of Chitral into the mainstream. It has brought our music to the fore,” he said. The Urdu lyrics have been penned by Abdullah Haroon and Viccaji can be seen crooning to the lines in the video.

More at the source: The Express Tribune

Listen to the song here:

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