Tina Sani


Tina Sani began her journey with music in 1979. Over three decades later, she may be appreciated amongst the leading ghazal singers of the day. A purist by temperament, Tina initiated formal training in Indian classical music with Ustad Nizamuddin Khan Sahib and later with Ustad Chand Amrohvi. Over time, she merged her commitment to the classical discipline with a native love for Urdu poetry. Her performances are considered emotively rich, full of vocal nuance and lyrical feeling. Tina's repertoire includes poets such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ahmad Faraz,Perveen Shakir, Daagh, Mir, Mirza Ghalib, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Allama Iqbal and Rumi amongst others. She has performed at a wide range of international forums, bearing the firm belief that music crosses all borders. Performing not only all over Pakistan but in many parts of the world like Ireland, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Croatia, India, Turkey, North and South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Germany, US and UK and recently in September 2016 at the Oslo Mela Festival where she collaborated with a jazz ensemble. Most prestigious amongst the numerous awards she has received are Pakistan's highest civil award, President's Pride of Performance in 2004 and Outstanding Contribution to Music award from the President of India, Smt Pratibha Patil in 2011.Tina is currently researching for a book she plans to write on Pakistan and its rich musical heritage.

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