Angolan app gives performers a lifeline - streaming to paying public
When the Angolan government imposed its coronavirus lockdown in late March, local entrepreneur and innovator Claudio Kiala saw a gap in the market when it came to virtual entertainment.
Kiala and his team had been developing a performance platform known as Soba Channel App, before the crisis struck, where artists would be able to stream live shows and fans would pay to gain access.
The lockdown meant they had to accelerate its launch to help artists earn some income during the lockdown, and give viewers a chance to be entertained in the comfort of their homes.
Soba is the first virtual entertainment platform in Angola, that allows artists to charge for their shows. Social gatherings remain prohibited in the country.
“This pandemic situation led us to accelerate a few of the ideas that we already had and we decided to create the platform where artists could still host concerts and ...
Folk Singer Alam Lohar remembered on 41st death anniversary
Legendary Punjabi folk singer Alam Lohar is being remembered on his 41st death anniversary on Friday (July 3).
Folk singer Alam Lohar who passed away in a car crash in 1979, began his musical journey at 13 when he released his first music album.
From singing at traditional festivals in far-flung villages of the country to spreading his influence in the UK, US, Canada, Germany and India, it didn’t take long for Alam to become a household name in folk music.
He was also honored with Pakistan’s highest civil award for arts and theatre the Pride of Performance Award in 1979.
The renowned Punjabi folk singer was considered to be one of the pioneers of singing jugni songs in south Asia.
The deceased specialized in jugni and was at the peak of his career when he passed away. He earned a lot of fame around the world and earned himself a name ...
'Kashmiri lives also matter': Mehwish Hayat wants international community to act against India
A viral picture of the three-year-old Kashmiri boy sitting on the dead body of his grandfather sparked outrage, with people calling on the United Nations to take notice of the atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.
Pakistani actors and filmmakers also joined the chorus of condemnation as the picture of the boy started doing the rounds on social media.
Since the incident came amid the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests over the killing of an unarmed black man in US, actress Mehwish Hayat drew attention of the global community towards Indian atrocities and said: "Kashmiri lives also matter!"
Taking to Twitter, the Sitara-e-Imtiaz recipient actress shared the heartwrenching picture of the Kashmiri toddle sitting sull on his shot dead grandfather, "If this doesn’t move you Idk what will. How can the world stand by quietly& allow Indian Forces to act with such impunity &get away with this aggression against ...