Pakistani musician Naseeruddin Saami teams up with Grammy-winning producer

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.21 (ANI): Music know no boundary and has no language barriers! And this latest development makes the statement even stronger. According to sources, Pakistani music maestro Ustad Naseeruddin Saami is all set to collaborate with Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan for a multi-cd album, reports The Express Tribune. According to Forbes, Brennan asserted, "Saami is a world class vocalist, both virtuosic and soulful at the same time. and that is a rare feat." The Irish-American record producer, who has worked with artists from Romania, Italy, Cambodia, Rwanda and Mali, will be working for the first time alongside a Pakistani musician. Brennan added, "Beyond that, he has devised a new micro-modal system that is incredibly complex, but in no way feels complicated. It is so inherently musical that through it, the majority of listeners could find access to new sonic vistas without realising how far afield they have been led from standardised and rote systems." Ali Sethi, one of Saami's students, made this collaboration possible. He contacted the award-winning-producer via email, after hearing Brennan's album with Malian folk band Tinariwan. Sethi stated, "I felt Brennan's sensibility would be perfectly suited to conveying the intricacy and intensity of Saami's singing, which is all about the melodic space that exists between conventional notes, and requires a similar sensitivity to the artist's environment and spiritual context." He was not alone, one of the Saami's another students Zeb Bangash, too wanted her teacher's voice to reach broader audiences. "His tutelage had a transformative effect on our lives," Bangash said, adding, "As his students, we couldn't fathom why someone like him didn't have albums for the world to experience his music." (ANI)