THE ARTIST

Mekaal Hassan

Musician, Producer, Festival Programme Director, Festival Technical Head, Audio Engineer, Studio Owner, Composer, Guitar Player

Mekaal Hasan is a Pakistani musician known for his recorded and live performances with the Mekaal Hasan Band and for his recording, audio mixing and production abilities which have seen him work with leading contemporary local and international artists.

Mekaal is

to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Alumini) in Boston USA with a Major in Jazz Composition

Guitar Player Studio Owner Artist
Guitar Player Studio Owner Artist
Musician Producer Director
Musician Producer Director
Technical Head Audio Engineer Composer
Technical Head Audio Engineer Composer

Tour

11 Feb
Miami, Florida
07 Mar
Paris, France
11 Mar
Bern, Switzerland
02 Apr
Okayama, Japan
07 May
Brussels, Belgium
04 Jun
Rome, Italy

MEKAAL HASSAN BAND

Mekaal Hasan Band was formed in 2000 and features traditional music from the Indian subcontinent presented in a contemporary setting. The band has four highly acclaimed records, Sampooran (2004), Saptak (2010) released on EMI/Virgin Records, Andholan (2014) released on Times Music and their first live album, Live at Baroda (2015). The band has also been commissioned to write folk music scores for live theatre and the subsequent recording of these folk musics can be found online at Bandcamp under the title “Folk & Film Music from Pakistan”

AWARDS

& HONORS

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Lux Style Award

Mekaal Hasan Band was awarded The Lux Style Award for ‘Best Live Act’ in 2005 and 2007 and won Best Music Video, Best Music Artist and Best Singer in 2010.

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Musik Awards

Mekaal Hasan Band was awarded ‘Best Live Act’ at The Musik Awards 2006.

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Indus Music Award

Mekaal Hasan Band was awarded the ‘Best Composition’ at the 2006 Indus Music Award and the ‘Best Alternative Track’ at the 2005 Indus Music Awards.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS

Mekaal Hasan has represented Pakistan at

2017

Surrey Fusion Festival, Vancouver, Canada

2017

Hillside Music Festival, Guelph, Canada

2017

Dhaka Folk Festival, Bangladesh

2015

Mosaic Festival in Toronto, Canada

2015

‘South by South West Festival’ in Austin, Texas

2012

30th anniversary of the founders of Bangla Rock

2010

South Asian Band’s Festival, New Delhi at Purana Qilla

2010

The ‘Sufi Peace Festival’ at Union Square, New York, USA

2010

Mosaic Festival in Toronto, Canada

2010

’Pakistan in Paris Festival’ in Paris, France