Saif Samejo: The Notable Vocalist of Sindh

Saif Samejo is the proposed founder and lead vocalist of the Pakistani Sufi/Folk/Rock band The Sketches.

In the year of May 2014, he has opened the first music Aashram (School) in Hyderabad city, Sindh named as “Lahooti Music Aashram”.

Music career of Saif Samejo

With a consistency The Sketches climbed up the ladder of victory in not just parts of Sindh province but the whole Pakistan with famous hits; Nind Nashe Vich, Rano, Raat, Main Sufi Hoon, Meena. Recently a new music album YOU (Sindhi: تون‎) and a new song Jogi was launched.

Saif Samejo collaborated with Mai Dhai to present the original Rajasthani flavor of music besides this he also intended to collaborate with other artist through Lahooti Music Ashram.

Lahooti Live Sessions

Lahooti Live Sessions opened by Saif Samejo in the month of June 2013, is a weekly activity where different musicians from Sindh gather at Samejo’s place to play live music. The audio and video of the performances is recorded and released on social media. Samejo himself is the front man of the Jamshoro-based rock band The Sketches, and the Lahooti Sessions are in the vein of something that he has wanted to do for a long time; cultural preservation in its most unadulterated form. Lahooti live sessions appear as a dream come true for him.

Around 50 different folk musicians have been recorded and issud as part of the Lahooti live sessions and most of them have never been exposed to the camera or the recording equipment before. Some prominent names include Mai Dhai, Zulfiqar Fakir, Arieb Azhar, band Bell, two Changg players from Thatta – Ali Mohammad and Feroz Roonjho, Manjhi Faqeer, Talib Talari, Mai Hanjoo and Mohammad Hassan.

Lahooti Music Aashram

The Lahooti School of music is an extension of the Lahooti Live Sessions that Saif initiated a year ago, with the intent of preserving indigenous instruments and instrumentalists. Lahooti Music School named as Lahooti Music Aashram is the first proper music School in Hyderabad/Jamshoro inaugurated in the month of May 2014.

The school provides a thirty-six-hour learning module in keyboards, guitars, bass guitars and drums amongst western instruments and chung, boreendoshehnai, danbooro, sarangi, narr, sitar, flute and dholak/tabla, along with other percussion instruments closer to home. Later on the students who show interest in the field of music production will also be given with studio facilities to harness their skills.

Discograph

  • Dastkari (2009)
  • You (2016)
 

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