Zeb and Haniya is a Pakistani pop group from Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The duo’s songs are mostly in Urdu, but some lyrics are also in Pashto, Dari and Turkish. Their music has been described at various times as alternative, art folk, ethnic blues and easy listening by international reviewer’s and critics. The band is a project started by two musicians, who are cousins, Zebunnisa Bangash and Haniya Aslam. Both are ethnic Pashtuns. Here is a post we had done on them a while back – https://urduwallahs.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/urdu-blues/
And below is their note on their newest song and video ‘Dadra’, released, in the wake of the brutality that Lahore recently witnessed –
In light of the recent tragic events in Lahore – a city we have come to call our home – the scale and depth of the tragedy has caused us to struggle with how to grieve those whom we have lost and to grieve with those they have left behind. This is a song and video that is very special to those who worked on it with us and has fermented over a long time. We had planned a commercial release for later in the year but in light of the recent events in Lahore, we have decided to share it with you now. It’s a song conceived as a lullaby to the nation and a video as an exploration of Lahore’s past, present and future. This is for both Lahore and Pakistan, for resilience amidst the darkest of times.
Here is a link to the song and video: