Remembering Sabeen

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For Sabeen

We spoke for the last time only hours before she was brutally, senselessly murdered. Like always, she had a million things on her plate, and like always she still managed to make time. Back then, Patari was yet to launch, yet to convince a lot of skeptical people, but Sabeen believed. Not only did she believe, she was one of our principal supporters, showcasing our product at the London-based festival that she was curating.

When I look back at that moment now, the thing that strikes me the most is how ubiquitous my experience, and even Patari’s experience was with Sabeen. In the decade or so that I knew her, I met scores of people who she had mentored, nurtured and trained and who are now successful in a vast range of fields. Activists, writers, journalists, poets, musicians, dancers, filmmakers – so much of Karachi’s cultural scene was built by people who were there because of her.   That was perhaps the most profound thing that the murderer took from us; not just a wonderful person, but a source of hope, a pillar of inspiration and someone who transcended our myriad little scenes and brought them all together. Sabeen was one of those invisible cogs that entire societies revolve around, the force of her personality setting entire planets in motion.

This week’s homepage tribute to Sabeen features four playlists that she had commissioned from us. They provide a window into her vivacious, brilliant personality and her innate sense of fun. And much as the heart breaks for her not being here, we feel this is the best way we could remember her. Someone who brought us joy, delight and laughter.

– Ahmer Naqvi.


#InMemoryOfSabeen

Jazbati

Jazbati Playlist

#InMemoryOfSabeen

Sharabi

Sharabi Playlist

#InMemoryOfSabeen

Rangeen

Rangeen Playlist

#InMemoryOfSabeen

Badtameez

Badtameez Playlist


 

34th Haftanama Patari

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Whattay homepage (if we do say so ourselves). From Sufi folk rock band The Sketches new album to the legendary pioneer of pop in Pakistan Ahmed Rushdi; from headbobbing to Tollcrane’s new album to puri-body-bobbing to Malang Party’s new track, not to mention Talbees’ nayee nayee EP – uff what diversity! Nescafe Basement is back too, with a beauuutiful tribute to Aaroh’s Haider Hussain Hashmi. Baki ki taaza tareen, iss break ke baad.


Behtareen Aur Bae-misaal.

The Sketches released their new album ‘You‘ and it is absolutely PHENOMENAL. We couldn’t be happier about being a part of their journey (albeit a very very tiny one) by hosting the album on Patari. Go check it out!

Creative Karachi Festival 2016

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“The Creative Karachi Festival is Sabeen’s gift to our city. The event was famously dubbed by its passionate founder as a ‘non-stop party in the park!’ – a two-day weekender in the generous grounds of Alliance Française, transformed into a weekend mela.”

CKF 2016 celebrates Sabeen Mahmud – her life and legacy. Believing in her philosophy of “the show must go on”, the event boasts a line up of extraordinarily talented visual artists, contemporary and traditional craftsmen, performers, writers, poets, dancers, film and documentary makers, qavvaals and musicians along with indie film screenings, panel discussions, chefs, an outdoor eating experience with communal tables, food demos, and tastings!

Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2016.
Time: 1:00pm to 10:00 pm.
Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi.
Entry: Rs. 350 per day.
Weekend Pass: Rs.600.

Event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1748159732083765/


Patari Exclusive!

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You – The Sketches.

New Track!

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Na Kaho – Nescafe Basement 4.

New Track!

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Uth Malangi – Malang Party.

New Album!

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Trips Alone – Tollcrane.

Patari Exclusive!

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Sa’il – Talbees.

New Track!

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Aaja – Billy X.

New Album!

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Hijrat – Film OST.

New Album!

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Ahmed Rushdi – Showcase South Asia.

New Track!

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Angel’s Revenge – Xpolymer Dar.


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Until the next Haftanama – Dhayr sara pyar,

Team Patari.


33rd Haftanama Patari!

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Adaab Arz Hai.

Iss haftay ki garma garam… leaks. Yes, ager har khabar ko leak hi kehna hai to hum bhi Haftanama ka naam Patari Leaks rakh laitay hain. Panama/Pajama leaks se kafi bore ho gaye to socha aap ko naye homepage ki khabar bhejna zaruri hai. There’s a whole new level of goosebumps-inducing, shurliyaan lighting, patakhay martay huay zabardast tracks so blast those woofers!

Fresh Off The Tawa

So, the Lahooti Melo 2016 took place in Hyderabad, on the 9th and 10th of April. Hosted by The Sketches and Lahooti Live Sessions, the event featured music, dance, poetry and various genres of art. Musicians, artists, poets, writers, filmmakers, and inspirational speakers were invited to take part in the event. Needless to say, it was a roaring success and WAIT WAIT, KAHIN JAYEN NAHI THERE’S MORE: The Sketches will soon be releasing their new album! 

Ko Ko Korina!

In memory of Ahmed Rushdi‘s death anniversary and birthday (both within this month), we have an album up on our homepage. Check it out!

P.S. This is also to acknowledge the most overused song in every single dholak. Still got the magix. 

Creative Karachi Festival 2016

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“The Creative Karachi Festival is Sabeen’s gift to our city. The event was famously dubbed by its passionate founder as a ‘non-stop party in the park!’ – a two-day weekender in the generous grounds of Alliance Française, transformed into a weekend mela.”

This will be CKF’s second edition on the 23rd and 24th of April, 2016. The event celebrates Sabeen Mahmud – her life and legacy. CKF boasts a line up of extraordinarily talented visual artists, contemporary and traditional craftsmen, performers, writers, poets, dancers, film and documentary makers, qavvaals and musicians along with indie film screenings, panel discussions, chefs, an outdoor eating experience with communal tables, food demos, and tastings!

Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2016.
Time: 1:00pm to 10:00 pm.
Venue: Alliance Française de Karachi.
Entry: Rs. 350 per day.
Weekend Pass: Rs.600.

Event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1748159732083765/


#RememberingAhmedRushdi

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Ahmed Rushdi – Showcase South Asia.

New Track!

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Dil Haari – OST  – Sanam Marvi.

Featured Track!

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Death of Mehr-Un-Nisa (Live)   Zohaib Kazi.

New Track!

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Par Phela – Abbas Ali Khan.

New Track!

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Zindagi Say Darte Ho – Hasan Abbas.

New Track!

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Afterlife (Original Mix) – Abdullah Aslam.

Featured Tracks!

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Singles  Fake Shamans.

New Track!

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Trance Meets Rock – Adil.

New Album!

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Inteha-e-Rock (Vol.1) – Inteha.


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Until the next Haftanama – Dhayr sara pyar,

Team Patari.