Pakistani music producer Sharif Awan has won a hat-trick of gold medals at the Global Music Awards (GMAs) in California for his production Music in Covid Times.
The GMAs recognise exceptional artistry, skill, and talent in genres ranging from jazz to classical, fusion, folk, and contemporary music.
According to a press release, the album, produced under the Tehzeeb Foundation, has the distinction of winning in the highest number of categories at the GMAs; creativity/originality, best album, and best producer.
Tehzeeb Foundation’s flagship project, Indus Raag — Beyond Borders, also won a gold medal at the GMAs in 2016 and was declared one of the top 10 albums of the year. The album was also Pakistan’s first entry into the Grammy Awards in 2015.
Commenting on the win, Awan said, “A win for music anywhere is a win for music everywhere! I congratulate all the artists from Pakistan, India, Germany, and the United Kingdom who came together to create this album in the most adverse of times. May the magic of music continue to heal us.”
Published in Dawn, October 4th, 2023