Led by charismatic brothers Ali Noor and Ali Hamza, noori delivers a great rock and roll show with a distinctive subcontinent kick.
Noori’s debut single Manwa Re (2002) and debut album Suno Ke Main Hun Jawan (2003) created whirlwinds across Urdu/Hindi music listeners all over the world and introduced the pop/rock music to the Pakistani mainstream. Its content was a departure from the usual pop diet of chummy love songs and focused on inspiring the youth to take up the responsibility of doing something worthwhile for themselves and others.
In 2010, noori re-emerged into the mainstream with super-hit singles coming out one after another through Coke Studio (Aik Alif, Saari Raat Jaga) and a number of commercial music videos. This re-emergence also added a new dimension to noori’s sound – fusion.
But that was only the beginning of a new musical journey. The duo continues to explore a variety of soundscapes from classical and folk to electronica to even full scale orchestra. Yet they believe that Rock n Roll is there to rule!
noori is coming to India to finalize on a collaborative song with Hari and Sukhmani; and this is right after they spend a week in Kabul to collaborate with a diversity of Afghan musicians.
The band is pursuing one of their most sought after dreams – to use music as the bridge between boundaries.Nowhere better to start than one’s own neighborhood!
In their own words: “First we wanted to break the typecast that we are only here to play one style of music… In doing so we discovered that the real fun lies in collaboration… And that eventually led us to realize that true pleasure is when music becomes a tool for bringing people together. It is now that we truly understand and appreciate the universality of music – it’s true power!”