Lahore, Pakistan (2007)
| Laal (band) |
Utho Meri Duniya
| Sufi rock, progressive rock, alternative rock|
Fire Records, Times Music India
Taimur Rahman, Shahram Azhar, Mahvash Waqar, Haider Rahman
Laal (Urdu: لال, literal English translation: "red") is a musical band from Pakistan known for singing socialist and progressive political songs, especially on the poetry written by leftist Urdu poets such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Habib Jalib.
Shahram Azhar (Former Member)- Guitar and VocalsTaimur Rahman- Guitar and VocalsMahvash Waqar- Backup VocalsHaider Rahman- Flute
The debut album is titled Umeed e Sahar and has been released by Fire Records (owned by Geo TV). The second album is titled "Utho Meri Dunya" and has been released by Times Music in India (2012) and Fire Records in Pakistan (2013).Umeed-e-Sahar (2009)Main Nay Kaha (Musheer)Umeed-e-SaharSadaaJaag PunjabDastoorKal, Aaj Aur KalZulmatMat SamjhoNa JudaaJaagoUtho Meri Duniya (2012/2013)Utho Meri DuniyaFareedaJhoot Ka Uncha SarMeray Dil, Meray MusafirBay DamChah Ka IlzaamDeshatgardi MurdabadGhum Na KarNa Honay PaeeYaad
It was reported on 6 June 2014 that the official Facebook page of the band has been blocked by the Facebook at the request of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Taimur Rahman the vocalist and guitarist of the band said: “The ban was out of the blue and very shameful, there was no controversial entry in the past week that deserved a ban on the page. Our short comments on news clippings we post are usually those that are objected to by the majority of people.” The page, however, was restored later. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, on other hand, denied that they requested for blocking.
Laal (band) Wikipedia