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Ustad Noor Bakhsh

(honiunhoni, Balochistan)

Noor Bakhsh hails from Pakistan's remote Balochistan region at the shores of the Indian Ocean, tucked away on the borders of Iran and Afghanistan. He plays an unusual string instrument with the keys the locals call a "Benju", originally a musical toy which has found its way from Japan to Pakistan. After hearing rumours of this awe-inspiring master musician, ethnomusicologist Daniyal Ahmed embarked on an odyssey to find Noor. Together, they recorded the artist's debut album in situ at sunset with only two microphones, to a stunning effect. Released digitally on Ahmed's own honiunhoni imprint, "Jingul" is currently receiving rave reviews by the international press, with a physical release being in the works.

At home, on the Indian subcontinent, Noor found himself in the unlikely position of becoming a viral star, a perspective most unusual for somebody who doesn't own a cell phone or has access to the internet.

In 2023, we are excited about the unique chance to present this spectacular performer of heavy traditional sounds for the first time live in Europe.

Booking / Tour

on tour in June and July 2023


presented by Cosmo

08.06. CZ Praha Unijazz
09.06. HU Budapest House of Music
10.06. NO Oslo Kafe Hæverk
11.06. SE Göteborg Clandestino Festival
13.06. LT Vilnius Garso kupolas
14.06. LT Vilnius Kirtimai
15.06. DE Hamburg MS Stubnitz
16.06. DE Bremen Friese
17.06. DE Kassel Franz Ulrich
18.06. DE Göttingen Dots
20.06. DE München Münchner Kammerspiele
21.06. DE Wuppertal Freibad Mirke
22.06. DE Berlin Galiläakirche
23.06. DE Leipzig Museum der Bildende Künste
24.06. DE Düsseldorf KIT-Café
25.06. NL Amsterdam Roots
27.06. DE München Gasteig
28.06. CH Winterthur Kraftfeld
29.06. CH Genève Bongo Joe Café
01.07. DK Roskilde Festival 
04.07. PL Warszawa Pardon, To Tu
05.07. DE Berlin Klunkerkranich 
08.07. + 09.07. DE Rudolstadt Festival