Natasha Noorani

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  • Musician
  • Ethnomusicologist
  • Co-Founder
  • Festival Director

Natasha Noorani is a Pakistani musician and ethnomusicologist from Lahore. She is the co-founder and festival director of Pakistan's premier music festival Lahore Music Meet (LMM).[1] She is known for her "Lolly-Pop" style which is a combination of retro subcontinental and electronic pop music.[2][3][4] Natasha has also performed at Boiler Room's first ever Pakistan edition.[5][6][7]

Early Life and Education

Noorani has been passionate about music from a young age, coming from a musically inclined family.[8][9] She has a BSc in Political Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and an MMus degree in Ethnomusicology from SOAS University of London.[1][10] Natasha was the only Pakistani to be awarded the Goethe Talents Scholarship in 2019.[11][12]


Natasha began formally began her music career in 2014 as a part of the duo indie band, Biryani Brothers.[13] Her debut EP Munaasib, was noted by the indie music scene prior to her receiving the Goethe Talents Scholarship[14][15][12]. She was launched into mainstream music in 2019 with her first VELO Sound Station single Baby Baby made in collaboration with Bilal Maqsood.[16][17] Noorani's first song from her debut album RONAQ called Choro was one of the most played songs on CITYFM89 in 2021.[18][19] She has been an ambassador for Spotify's EQUAL Pakistan campaign.[20]

Noorani has experimented with various genres including R&B, progressive rock, neo-soul and Lollywood pop.[21][1][22] She has been trained in khayal gayaki by the Pakistani Qawwal and Sufi singer, Akbar Ali.[23][24] Her collaborations are with versatile artists such as Hasan Raheem, Abdullah Siddiqui, Takatak, Talal Qureshi, Sikandar Ka Mandar, Shorbanoor and Strings.[1][8][25]

Additionally, she has experience as both a playback singer and voice-over artist.[21][11] Noorani has also recorded soundtracks for local films such as Baaji (2019) and Chalay Thay Saath (2017).[26][8]

She has received UNESCO recognition as a Creative Entrepreneur and actively serves as a consultant for diverse cultural projects, including the British Council Pakistan and Music Connect Asia.[27] Noorani has also been a promoter of local talent via curating music for various entities such as NTS. She has also curated the 2020 and 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL) anthems and Coke Studio Season 14.[26][28] In Coke Studio Season 10, she held the position of General Manager.[12][29] This led to her managing Strings, overseeing the release of their album 30.[26][16][12] In addition to her various endeavors, she has worked as a Marketing Executive at CityFM89 radio station.[26]

Peshkash, the brainchild of Noorani, is a notable undertaking that seeks to archive and promote 20th Century Pakistani music.[30] Insights derived from her archival work have found publication in Dawn and Herald.[31]

Her social work also includes creating a song Pyaar Banto for Down Syndrome awareness in collaboration with Ali Hamza, Nafisa Khalid, Bilal Ali and Haroon Shahid.[32]


Singles and collaborations

Year Track Name Artist(s)
2017 Maladaptive Gentle Robot, Natasha Noorani
2017 Prognosis Ali Suhail, Natasha Noorani
2018 Ikisvi Sadi Natasha Noorani, Zahra Paracha
2019 Sab Theek Ho Jaye Ga Natasha Noorani, Zahra Paracha
2020 Constant Summer Natasha Noorani, Talal Qureshi
2020 Baby Baby Natasha Noorani
2020 Hum Dono Natasha Noorani, Strings
2020 Frontline Abdullah Siddiqui, Natasha Noorani
2020 Trace Natasha Noorani, Shorbanoor
2021 Saazishen KiliHippie, Natasha Noorani
2021 Choro Natasha Noorani, Abdullah Siddiqui
2022 Flash Your Bones Takatak, Natasha Noorani, Talal Qureshi
2022 Faltu Pyaar Hasan Raheem, Natasha Noorani
2022 Bojh Nadir Shahzad, Natasha Noorani
2022 Pyaar Banto Natasha Noorani, Ali Hamza, Nafisa Khalid, Bilal Ali, Haroon Shahid
2023 Chamkeela Natasha Noorani


Year Film Track Name Artist(s)
2017 Chalay Thay Saath Bolo Sikandar Ka Mandar, Natasha Noorani
2019 Baaji Ye Aaj Mujh Ko Kya Hua Jamal Rahman, Natasha Noorani, Aima Baig


Year EP Track Name Artist(s)
2018 Munaasib To Get Her Natasha Noorani
Fever Dream Natasha Noorani
Apocalypse How? Natasha Noorani
Work Natasha Noorani
Occupy Natasha Noorani

Studio Album

Year Album Track Name Artist(s)
2023 RONAQ Choro Natasha Noorani
Laiyan Natasha Noorani, Talal Qureshi
Baaz Natasha Noorani, Abdullah Siddiqui
Matlabi Natasha Noorani, Talal Qureshi


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rehman, Sonya. "In Her Element - Natasha Noorani". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  2. Entertainment Desk (2023-03-21). "Natasha Noorani drops two singles from 'RONAQ'". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  3. Mossadiq, Zainab (2022-09-24). "Natasha Noorani's Laiyan encapsulates the yearning for a beloved in a long-distance relationship". Something Haute. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  4. Desk, Entertainment (2023-05-24). "All that glitters is gold". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  5. "Natasha Noorani". BOILER ROOM. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  6. Syed, Images Staff | Madeeha (2022-06-21). "'A celebration of Pakistani music': Local artists meld EDM, folk and pop music for the Boiler Room". Images. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  7. Bhutto, Fatima (2022-12-19). "Superheroes, jazz, queer art: how Pakistan's transgressive pop culture went global". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-06-06.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Nasreen, Gul. "Natasha Noorani". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  9. Rashid, Ayesha binte (2018-06-15). "SPOTLIGHT: YOUNG GUNS OF MUSIC". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-05-26.
  10. "About". Natasha Noorani. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Magazine, Academia (2019-08-08). "Musician Natasha Noorani Selected For Goethe Talents 2019". Academia. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Siddiqui, Saman (2019-08-07). "Natasha Noorani selected as the only Pakistani for Goethe Talents 2019". Oyeyeah. Retrieved 2023-06-06.
  13. Abbasi, Sindhu (2019-09-05). "Biryani Brothers are a retro musical duo that isn't afraid to laugh at themselves". Images. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  14. Britto, David (2020-03-23). "Watch Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Natasha Noorani's Face Blurring Video for 'Apocalypse How?'". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved 2023-06-06.
  15. beehype (2018-11-27). "Pakistan: Natasha Noorani - "Munaasib"". beehype – Best Music from Around the World. Retrieved 2023-06-06.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Baji, Band (2020-12-03). "It's Natasha Noorani's turn to enjoy the spotlight". Images. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  17. Staff, MM News (2022-07-08). "It's not worth it, don't do it: Natasha Noorani dedicates 'Faltu Pyar' to women". MM News. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  18. Staff, Images (2021-12-28). "From Hasan Raheem to Natasha Noorani: The 13 most played Pakistani songs on CityFM89 in 2021". Images. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  19. Staff, Images (2021-08-07). "Singer Natasha Noorani breaks down her hit single 'Choro'". Images. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  20. "Natasha Noorani lights up New York City's Times Square". Daily Pakistan Global. 2022-11-24. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Natasha Noorani". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  22. Entertainment Desk (2022-07-06). "On the radar: 5 Pakistani artists you must start following". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2023-05-26.
  23. Mahmood, Arif (2014-07-21). "Akbar Ali - another tale of Pakistani talent shining in India". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  24. Dodhy, Laila. "مطلبی". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  25. "Takatak Reimagines 'Flash Your Bones' With Natasha Noorani & Talal Qureshi". Retrieved 2023-06-06.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 "Natasha Noorani – +92D". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  27. "Natasha Noorani announces the launch of her new album 'Ronaq'". Daily Times. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  28. "Wild City #199: Natasha Noorani". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  29. Sabeeh, Maheen. "Natasha Noorani debuts Munaasib EP". Retrieved 2023-06-06.
  30. "A Library, A Time Machine, A Contact Zone: Natasha Noorani's Peshkash Maps Postcolonial Pakistani Music". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  31. Noorani, Natasha (2019-03-13). "In transit: A brief history of PIA's in-flight music". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  32. Staff, Images (2022-10-02). "KDSP celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month with new anthem, 'Pyaar Baanto'". Images. Retrieved 2023-05-24.

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