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Dastaangoi Podcast

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A collective exploration of Pakistani history and culture.
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Natasha Noorani
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast  we get to sit down with @NatashaNoorani, an artist, curator, musical performer and researcher. Natasha talks to us about the founding of Lahore Music Meets, and her personal journey in the Pakistani Music Industry. She also gives us insight into the overall music scene in Pakistan and sense of community within it.
35:42
April 6, 2021
Zahid Mayo
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast, we sit down with Artist Zahid Mayo. Zahid talks to us about real life stories, stories that help us become who we are. He also talks about finding his path as an artist.
35:53
March 29, 2021
Zeerak Ahmed
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast, we sit down with Zeerak Ahmed, the founder of musical newsletter Humnawa.   Zeerak looks at the different perspectives of diaspora and the evolution of their narratives. We also get to discuss the music industry in Pakistan as a whole, touching upon both the past and present sides to it.
48:53
March 22, 2021
Khadija Rahman
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast, we sit down with Khadija Rahman, the Creative Director of one of the oldest fashion brands in Pakistan, Generation. Khadija speaks to us about her work life balance and her way of getting things done. We get to discuss her latest campaign, Parwaz, and broader themes of inclusivity in the Pakistani fashion industry. She also talks to us about the re-introduction of saris in Pakistan.
36:10
March 14, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Aizaz Sohail
We invite you to take a closer look into the evolution of Aizaz Sohail. Listen to him talk about the year 2020, and his musical evolution.
28:44
March 9, 2021
Matthieu Paley
In this episode I get to sit down with renowned photographer and storyteller, Matthieu Paley. One of the remarkable qualities of Matthieu is his passion to experiment with human experience and to tackle all the psychological challenges of adapting oneself to a new environment to be able to tell an accurate story.  We talk about a wide range of topics in this podcast, from self-directed learning, to unlearning the preconceived ideas that we, as humans, have been fed. It was an absolute joy to experience Matthieu’s energy and sheer intellectual curiosity. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it.
01:13:40
February 16, 2021
Abdullah Qureshi
Abdullah Qureshi is a Pakistani artist, educator, and cultural producer. In this episode we talk about creativity in time of lockdown as well as his latest show “Just come over”.  He also speaks about subject of unlearning, and how it has helped him becoming a better artist.
26:06
February 8, 2021
Mobeen Ansari
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast we get to sit down with photographer, author and storyteller, Mobeen Ansari. Mobeen talks about how he got into storytelling and writing his books. He also talks about the importance of building empathy within yourself and the many experiences that enriched his personal story. He shares how important it is to let go and experience life in the moment, without the labels we put upon ourselves, to understand what truly matters to you.
39:21
February 1, 2021
Maheen Sohail
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast we get to sit down with Maheen Sohail (@mahimatcha), founder of FakeID Podcast and Rangeen Pakistan. Join us as Maheen walks us through her journey leading up to where she is now, and shares her experiences as an overseas Pakistani. Rangeen Pakistan is a project that uses aritificial intelligence to add color into old, black and white photos of Pakistan.  FakeID Podcast is a place to discuss what makes up our individual identities; defined by ourselves, not by society.
26:40
January 26, 2021
Ayesha Ali
We sit down with the founder of one of our favourite maker stores in Pakistan, Kayal. In this episode she talks us through her journey of how the concept of Kayal was initiated through her work in the development field. Kayal is a platform that grants economic opportunity for artisans and urban makers while interpreting international aesthetics using local crafts, skills and materials.
32:33
January 18, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Umair Jaswal
We invite you to take a closer look into the evolution of Umair Jaswal. Listen to him talk about the year 2020, his travel experiences and the how it impacted his perception of the world. Umair also gives an exclusive inside look at “Har Funn Maula” and how it all came together, by a conversation with Rohail about his journey on the road.
25:14
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Zara Madani
We invite you to take a closer look at Coke Studio through the eyes of artist and assistant producer for Season 2020, Zara Madani. Zara gives us an exclusive glimpse at how the production research and process is handled at Coke Studio. She also talks about her latest song, "Pardesiya".
39:35
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Sehar Gul Khan
We invite you to take a closer look at the musical journey of Sehar Gul Khan. Get an exclusive inside look at her track “Ishq da kukkar”, and discover how renowned lyricist Asim Raza mentored her in preparation for Coke Studio.
13:22
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi and Coke Studio present Ali Pervez Mehdi
We invite you to take a closer look at the musical journey of Ali Pervez Mehdi. Get an exclusive inside look at his track “Gal Sunn”, and discover how hard work and perseverance led him to Coke Studio.
23:07
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Wajiha Naqvi
We invite you to take a closer look at the journey of Coke Studio's artist and lead strategist for Season 2020, Wajiha Naqvi (@tribalgulabo). Wajiha gives us an exclusive inside look at “Yaqeen”  and unpacks how this Season came to be despite all odds.
35:56
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
We invite you to take a closer look at the legendary @officialrfakworld. Listen to him talk about where he first met Rohail Hyatt, and the evolution of @Coke_Studio. He also gives us an exclusive look at putting together "Dil Tarpe".
17:59
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi and Coke Studio present Fariha Pervez
We invite you to take a closer look at the multitalented @farihapervezofficial. Listen to her talk about her evolution as a musician and how the people that believed in her made a difference in her life. Fariha also gives an exclusive inside look at “Jaag Rahi” and how it all came together, from a solo in ‘96 to a duet with @thisisalinoor on @coke_studio.
22:11
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Mehdi Maloof
We invite you to take a closer look at the unique indie sensation that is @MehdiMaloof. Listen to him talk about his evolution as a musician and how his career has had an impact on his poetry. Mehdi also gives an exclusive inside look at “Dil Khirki” and how it all came together, from a cafe in Islamabad to being on @coke_studio.
17:43
January 17, 2021
Dastaangoi & Coke Studio present Meesha Shafi
We invite you to take a closer look into the evolution of Coke Studio and the impact it has had on Meesha’s musical journey. Listen to her talk about the year 2020 and the how it has impacted everyone, the world over. Meesha also gives an exclusive inside look at “Na Tutteya Ve” and how it all came together, from being a song which was supposed to be sung by only her, to the all-women’s opening anthem it became.
30:59
January 16, 2021
Umar Riaz
Dastaangoi Podcast with renowned Pakistani filmmaker, @umarriazfoto. In this episode, Umar talks about how his journey as a filmmaker evolved as he moved from New York to Pakistan.
53:04
December 9, 2020
Project Dastaan
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast I got to sit down with two of the cofounders, Saadia Gardezi and Sparsh Ahuja of Project Dastaan a beautiful project looking to reconnect Partition refugees with their childhood homes and communities
36:12
November 28, 2020
Aabroo Hashimi
In this episode of Dastaangoi podcast we sit down with Aabroo Hashimi, one of the leading fashion photographers in Pakistan, based out of Lahore. In this episode Aabroo takes us through her journey and her Pakistan
48:06
November 28, 2020
Khaula Jamil
In this episode of Dastaangoi podcast we sit down with Khaula Jamil, Photojournalist | Storyteller | Door Finder | Cloud Catcher based in Karachi
42:59
November 12, 2020
Asad Kamran
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast I sit down with Asad Kamran, architect, artist, lecturer and founder of multi-disciplinary exhibition space Cinema 73
58:43
November 1, 2020
Saim Sadiq
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast we get to sit down with award winning director Saim Sadiq. https://www.instagram.com/saim.sadiq/?hl=en
40:35
October 27, 2020
Bilal Hassan
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast with get to sit down with Bilal Hassan, a doctor, photographer and story teller based out of Karachi. This is his story.  https://www.instagram.com/mystapaki/
31:00
October 20, 2020
Purana Pakistan
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast we get to sit down with the founder Purana Pakistan an Instagram page that is dedicated to the side of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan that many of us are oblivious to now. She spoke about the stories leading up to starting the platform and her stories growing up in Pakistan.  https://www.instagram.com/purana_pakistan/
47:16
October 13, 2020
Zain Ahmad
In this episode of Dastaangoi Podcast we get to sit down with Zain Ahmad, Co-founder and Creative Director of Pakistani fashion label, Rastah. He takes us on an inside journey of how he looks at reinterpreting South Asian artisanship and heritage via his brand.  https://www.instagram.com/rastahofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/dastaangoi/
31:46
October 6, 2020
Nabihah Iqbal
Welcome to the Dastaangoi Podcast, in this episode Nabihah Iqbal, talks to us about her Pakistan and about the time she spent during the March 2020 lockdowns.  Nabihah Iqbal is a musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster from London.    Nabihah has hosted a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio for over 6 years now, exploring musical traditions and cultures without boundaries. The success of this show, and the following that Nabihah has built up as a DJ and tastemaker, caught the attention of the BBC and she has been one of their radio residents since June 2018, presenting shows on BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1. https://www.instagram.com/nabihahiqbal/
34:30
September 28, 2020
Kamiar Rokni
Welcome to the Dastaangoi Podcast a collective platform exploring Pakistani history and culture In this episode we sit down with Kamiar Rokni, founder of The House of Kamiar Rokni inspired by Pakistan's cultural heritage and its modern aesthetic interpretation. The Lahore-based label is a true creator of Luxury, Bridal & Haute Couture, with each piece being a work of art and more of an heirloom than an ordinary designer garment.
33:02
September 17, 2020
Volume 1 - Shahrez Syed closing performance
Shahrez Syed spoke at our very first Dastaangoi on July 26th sharing with us his beautiful recollection of Punjab and the musical scoring he created around the essence of it.   A student of music and biology, using them to connect to his roots in the depths of Punjab. Shahrez taps into Pakistan’s natural vibration. We all need to learn from his experiences and technique.  Learn more about him here: https://www.instagram.com/shahrezsyed/
06:42
August 28, 2020
Volume 1 - Hashim Ali talking about the evolution of puppetry in Pakistan
Hashim Ali spoke at our very first Dastaangoi on July 26, talking about his passion for puppets. He took us on a journey through the history and evolution of puppetry as a craft in Pakistan and how it maneuvered its way around the world.   A creative story teller at heart. Hashim Ali will welcome us in to his beautiful mind, a place very few get to enter. We will all benefit from this dreamers tale.  Find out more about hashim here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDHR_qcpw5M/
12:29
August 28, 2020
Volume 1 - Yousuf Bashir Qureshi on love and tolerance
Yousuf Bashir Qureshi spoke at our very first Dastaangoi on July 26th, speaking about love and tolerance. He shared with us many a stories from his travels, and experiences, stories that we can all relate to.   An inimitable life steeped in poetry, design, art, and photography, Yousuf is Pakistan’s merchant of love. We need his wisdom more than ever.  Find out more about him here: https://www.instagram.com/yousufbashi...
20:57
August 28, 2020
Volume 1 - Memories of Punjab by Shahrez Syed
Shahrez Syed spoke at our very first Dastaangoi on July 26th sharing with us his beautiful recollection of Punjab and the musical scoring he created around the essence of it which he went on to perform on his sitar.   A student of music and biology, using them to connect to his roots in the depths of Punjab. Shahrez taps into Pakistan’s natural vibration. We all need to learn from his experiences and technique.  Learn more about him here: https://www.instagram.com/shahrezsyed/
29:17
August 3, 2020