Mystical Sufi music of the East with strings and rhythms from the West, create a uniquely Canadian Sufi Rock sound – that is naQsh. After their debut single “Saajna” released in July 2013 – naQsh returns with their 2nd studio single entitled “Armaan”. Since the debut, naQsh has been busy working on their upcoming releases while entertaining crowds in Vancouver and collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch and Sufi Mystic Saieen Zahoor at Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration’s City of Bhangra festival. January 2015 sees the new chapter for naQsh with multiple releases and stage shows planned for the year ahead – this journey begins with “Armaan”.
Lead Singer,Writer and Composer Daksh Kubba says:
Armaan, for me, is a reminder of the two extremes of Love. One that elevates you to a point where you are immersed in this incomprehensible bliss, and the other where you feel like a part of your soul is slowly dying each day.
naQsh’s signature sound encompasses a blend of East meets West through the essence of live music – all instrumentation was recorded live at RainCity Studios in Vancouver and the video stars talented dancer Priya Pranjivan of Shiamak and was captured by Aziz Dhamani.
Watch the official trailer here:
naQsh has been creating music that is socially relevant and soul touching since 2007. The band has an eclectic sound that comes from the band’s diverse background and experiences. With the band members originating in Pakistan and India, but settling in Vancouver, Canada – they have been influenced and are inspired by artists such as Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Pink Floyd, Led Zeplin, and U2. naQsh epitomizes the depth of their Eastern roots, a moody rock genre and West Coast Canadian style.