Co-founder of Lahore's leading music symposium, Lahore Music Meet, Natasha Noorani is all set to represent Pakistan in Germany this August as the only musician from the country for the fifth annual Goethe Talents Program 2019.
Noorani will be one of 10 musicians from across the world to participate in the 10-day Goethe Talents Scholarship, scheduled to take place from 14-24 August in Berlin.
The ethnomusicologist, selected via the worldwide network of Goethe-Institut, is a Lahore based singer-songwriter, playback singer, festival director and music promoter. Her debut EP, Munaasib (2018) reveals the her genre lies somewhere between contemporary R&B, neo-soul and progressive rock.
The program aims to support and connect aspiring music artists. A collaboration between the Goethe-Institut and Pop-Kultur, the scholarship will offer a variety of activities to experience the 'music city' Berlin before the actual festival.
Noorani also featured in the summer blockbuster film, Baaji, on the song 'Ye Aaj Mujh Ko Kya Hua' as a playback singer for Meera; she has also been deeply involved in the Pakistani music industry and plans to release more music later this year.