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Appreciate our intellectual, poets and philosophers: Atif Aslam

June 8, 2020 12:36 PM


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Influenced as much by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan as Jeff Buckley, Atif Aslam’s primary mission is to entertain and uplift spirits of his audience by making them reach a state of optimism by the end of his every show.  

It’s this diversity that defines the over a decade that Atif has added to the genres, affording fans all over the world a listening opportunity unlike any other.

Set to become the first artist from South Asia to perform for the third time at the O2 Arena in London, he has so far rocked in some 100 cities across 30 countries for over two million people.

Every single song that his vocals have embraced ever since the unforgettable, ‘Aadat’, has those distinct choice elements that range from rock, sufi, filmy, and a seal of approval with a sound that is both new and timeless.

Recently, Renowned Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik launched his very own virtual talk show like many others in this pandemic outbreak, and as his first guest was none other than superstar Atif Aslam.

In a live session, on Instagram, when asked how it feels to perform for Bollywood songs, Atif said:  “I believe we haven’t given many artists their due credit. Artistes who’ve lit up Pakistan’s name, propagated it to the world when people didn’t know what Pakistan was, like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahab did a lot of work.”

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“Even now, when you talk about an artist's recognition – there's a space in our passport where you specify your occupation and I found about 4-5 years ago that there was a choice to choose 'beggar' but not a 'musician' or 'actor',” Atif said.

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Atif said we need to appreciate and care for our “intellectuals, poets and philosophers” because they are extremely precious.

“I belong to this country, I am from this country and I am very proud of this country. I am proud of myself, Alhamdulillah (Thank God).”

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