Fusing poetic tradition with global beats, this Pakistani singer has quickly become an international phenomenon.
Following a tour of North America earlier this year that included sold-out shows in New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto, Pakistani-American star Ali Sethi is coming to Shepherd’s Bush this November.
Combining ghazal – an ancient Arabic style of vocal performance – and Punjabi folk music, Mr Sethi became known worldwide following the release of his hit Pasoori.
The Punjabi track is a tale of forbidden love made even more enticing with its catchy hook.
Roughly translated to “difficult mess”, Pasoori was one of the most Googled songs of 2022.
With more than 700million views on YouTube and 300million streams on Spotify since its release in February 2022, Pasoori now plays non-stop in South Asian clubs, restaurants and wedding halls.
Catch Ali Sethi at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in Shepherd’s Bush Green, Shepherd’s Bush, on November 19.
Picture: Ali Sethi Picture: Chuff Media
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