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The Sketches

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Location: Jamshoro, Pakistan
Genre: Rock / Pop / Sufi / Folk

Jamshoro is home to the cascading waters of the River Indus, artistic pottery and four big Universities. It is also the bedrock of inspiration for two young musicians from the city who have set out to revive the forgotten melodies of Sindh.

“Sindh incorporates Sufi and Folk beautifully,” says Saif Samejo, the lead singer of Sketches, a two member sufi-alternative-rock band on a mission to re-introduce the richness of Sindhi ethnicity through their music.

The story of Sketches’ inception goes back to 2003, when Samejo, an English Literature student, and Naeem Shah, a Fine Arts student met at Jamshoro University and bonded over similar tastes in music. Shah would play the guitar and Samejo would hum along. Both musicians have a deep and abiding love for their cultural heritage and their interests range from sufi poetry and folk legends to the revival of traditional instruments and the indigenous music of the shrines.

Eventually their love for old folk stories and sufi saints fused with their taste for music like that of Vital Signs and Junoon, leading to the formation of a new sound, “What we eventually created was a little different; our individuality is the developed taste of sufi and pop, a merger of East and West.”

They released their debut album in February 2010 by the name of “Dastkari” meaning ‘one’s own creation’ named out of love for what they had created.

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  • bemimi

    WHO ARE YOU?

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Cbenoit427

    Simply amazing. I love 'em.

    7 Jun 2008 Reply
  • loverockit

    Amazing local band, love them to death

    7 May 2008 Reply
  • danielcraigfan

    The Sketches are totally AWESOME!!! saw them in Virginia and it was really fun u can buy their music on iTunes also

    29 Mar 2008 Reply
  • zionsrogue

    I saw them live in DC when they opened for Blind Melon...The Sketches were incredible, I can't wait to buy their albums.

    5 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Nate23VT

    Good little band, I wish them much success

    26 Feb 2008 Reply

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