Omar Akram is a Grammy Award winning recording artist, producer, composer and pianist. Akram was born in New York City. He grew up traveling around the world as the son of a United Nations diplomat living everywhere from Prague to Havana as well as his ancestral home of Afghanistan. In , Akram moved to Los Angeles where he performed in various Mainstream Top 40 bands while also writing his own music. In , he signed a recording deal with Real Music.
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Whose fire? Whose hand is this? XENOS reveals the beauty and horror of the human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war. XENOS takes place on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology, where humanity still stands in wonder and disarray. Akram has brought together a stellar creative team. It has been a real learning process, one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I am so involved emotionally and psychologically in the politics of the world now. And, at its heart, it is a sobering exploration of the human experience of war and its ripple-like effects on humanity. Intro I.
People have been a bit horrified when I said no. It can be so risky to try, and to me to try takes courage. Nijinsky and Diaghilev —they tried.
Released on the non-commercial YouTube circuit recently, the song is penned by late Pakistani poet Zahur Hussain Zahur. This song has stirred many hearts across the border and got a tremendous response on both sides of the barbed wire. Even as political and military tensions cloud the borders of the two countries, the song continues to get applauded by listeners from both sides. The comments to this song on Youtube are telling. Most of the comments proudly continue to celebrate the spirit of the sons of the soil in the song, which has 1,62, views, likes and 55 dislikes. Pammi Bai holds that the tensions between the two countries have been political and the writers as well as artistes of both countries have always sent messages of love and goodwill to all humanity.