The Solis Music Festival was held in Islamabad over the weekend and it was a lit event with people from around the capital streaming in to enjoy some quality music that hasn’t ever been experienced before. Exploring new and modern music options, Solis was one of its kind events with music sensations from around the world in attendance. It was also for the first time that our own music sensation Turhan James performed at the local festival.
James was an EDM DJ for the night and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that his beats electrified the crowd. With Pakistan being the country that is relatively new to such music experiences. James was completely a breath of fresh air and an exciting surprise for the attendees. Though he got his training from Canada and has performed in an international music festival, ELE, it was for the very first time he performed in the country. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it was definitely a prestige and a proof of his talent to perform alongside Spanish electronic music sensation Danny Avilla among others.
Turhan James is the son of Frieha Altaf, who set the trailblazing standards for his son to follow the footsteps over. Just as Frieha Altaf is the pioneer of the red-carpet culture, James has started EDM DJying in Pakistan and has given an identity to it as well.
James’s most popular song, ‘LA’ featuring the vocalist Kelsey Hayes, was a huge milestone for him. It hit 1,000,000 streams in just over six months with 735,500 fans and 65 countries on Spotify and was quickly placed in multiple Spotify curated playlists, including, ‘New Music Friday Cratediggers’, ‘Fresh Electronic’ and ‘Chill Tracks’. Other than his performance in Solis this year, James will also be performing at MBDP.
Turhan James got his shot to establish EDM DJying in Pakistan, and with the likes of the local crowd swooning over what he had to offer, we are sure he has set a precedent. For everyone around is raving all about this new performance in town.
Mehwish Hayat Louds Using Truck Art for the Rights of the Girl Child
The Ministry of Human Rights initiative “Truck Art for Awareness and Advocacy for the Rights of the Girl Child in Pakistan” mesmerizes stakeholders.
- “The biggest achievement of this intervention is that Truck owners, Truck drivers and Truck artists own this initiative” says Samar Minallah (Anthropologist/ Pioneer of the Truck Art for Awareness intervention in Pakistan
- “Ministry of Human Rights, Government of Pakistan stands tall for upholding all constitutionally enshrined rights of the girl child” Dr Shireen Mazari, Federal Minister for Human Rights
This year marked over 25 years of the International Day of the Girl Child. The Ministry of Human Rights, government of Pakistan, through the Huqooq-e-Pakistan Programme, in collaboration with the European Union held a launch event on 11th October 2019 at Lok Virsa in the country’s capital, Islamabad.
20 Newly painted trucks transverse across Pakistan to ensure the right message reaches the right audiences. Trucks, moving billboards, here are becoming vehicles for spreading awareness regarding educating girls, and truck art is making its way to bridge communication gaps between key stakeholders involved in ensuring rights are given to the girl child
“Let’s pledge to give girls a better brighter future” said Mehwish Hayat, the appointed Goodwill Ambassador to the Rights of the Girl Child by the Ministry of Human Rights, in her talk engaging with the participants of the launch event.
“The brightly painted trucks through Pakistan’s indigenous truck art support us in creating awareness as well as amplifying a message to begin advocacy from within the grassroots of Pakistan from the remotest of areas” says Minallah.
She further added that Hayat Khan, a truck workshop owner, extended great cooperation in this regard and played a pivotal role in convincing other truck drivers to change the paintings on their rides.
The Launch evnt was attended by over 400 participants. A gathering with all relevant players present to commemorate the Day of the Girl Child. The event marks not only the beginning of a new era of the amplification of the rights of the girl child but also is a testiment to the fact that the Pakistani society is proud of its traditional art forms and the role community members like truck owner, drivers and artists are taken up for the cause.
5 Top Trends that keep popping on our fashion-gram
Every time we check our social media, we get to know about a new trend that goes viral around the globe and to keep ourselves fashionably literate and aware, we have to go with that fashion parade no matter how absurd that trend is. But some fashions and patterns keep repeating and showing that they are here to stay forever and that too with different variations and intensities.
We got our hands on these 5 fashion fads that everyone is going loco over.
No matter what you bring in fashion every season, pantsuits will always have their dapper vibes on. Not just the formal events, these pantsuits have started trending on fashion shows, red carpets and casual events depending on how you carry your look. Wearing pantsuits does not take a lot of effort as only minimal accessories are needed along with a lavish pair of court shoes. Boom!!! you are good to ace.
Animal prints have a love-hate relationship when it comes to trending. Some days, you will hate the excess of these prints and some days you would love to keep adding these prints in your wardrobe. Lately, these prints are making their way into bags, shoes, jewelry and literally every wearable item. We love how people around the world are pairing animal printed pants, shoes, shirts, necklaces and bringing out the best looks on our newsfeed.
Embrace a spectrum of shades this time when you got a manicure. While you go for this tonal nails trend, keep in mind to choose shades from the same color family. Whether muted tones or vibrant hues, do not go for pick and mix formula. We got this done and found it to be the chicest trend in nails for this season.
Black, brown or dark blue liner is so 2018. This also does not work for those who do not like to apply liner. Pastel eyeliners are the new in-thing in fashion town. Not Vivaciously hyper colors, but light and soothing colors are recommended for best results. The soft-toned hues are a wardrobe staple but feel daring and bold on the eye. If you are scared of taking a risk you can apply black liner first and can use an outline from any pastel palette or can just highlight the corners of your eyes. Whatever route you take, this one trend should be the must in your makeup list.
Either Pull them on over skinny jeans or leggings or style them with a mid-length skirt that is right above the top of the boots. To keep them look prominent, always go for a contrasting color; If your boots are a darker shade, go for a lighter tone outfit and vice verse. Ditch those Chelsia boots and go for thigh-high boots to flaunt this winter season.
Coke Studio Announces the Launch of Season 12!
Coca-Cola Pakistan proudly announces the return of Coke Studio for its twelfth consecutive season, with the reveal of an exclusive virtual all access tour of the Coke Studio Season 12 set for the first time ever.
Often credited as the most influential musical fusion project from Pakistan by the audiences and critics alike, Coke Studio Season 12 is all set to launch this October 2019.
Back to its roots with Rohail Hayatt, the show will not launch a song like the last few years and there will be no announcement song to introduce the artists lined up for this year. This time it is different in a way that Coke Studio team decides.
Different sources reveal that the show will play the history again and the announcement of artist line-up and guest musicians will be revealed through a montage-esque trailer about the entire season. The trailer is set to release on October 4 with the first episode scheduled to air the following week i.e. October 11.
About the artists; the news says that it includes Ali Sethi and Abrar-ul-Haq. There are rumors that Sahir Ali Bagga, Aima Baig and Zeb Bangash are also likely to be performing. Everyone’s favortie Atif Aslam will also be a part of Caoke Studio season 12.
The virtual all access tour can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/CokeStudioPk/
For more information, visit: www.cokestudio.com.pk