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Nazir Ahmad Music Society (NAMS)

 

About the NAMS

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Music is a purist form of art. Moreover it is the most essential part of all the cultures on this earth. It's expression by human being and by instruments has been continued since the dawn of human evolution. This medium of expression is also found here and that is Nazir Ahmad Music Society.

 

The society was founded somewhere in 1930's but with the name of "Culture Club". later it was revived in 1950's  named as "Music Society" by Dr. Nazir Ahmed the former principal and professor of zoology. After his death in late 1980's, it was named as "Nazir Ahmad Music Society".

 

Objectives of NAMS

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The main objective of this training is to polish these students and to make them little bit professional in this field of music along with their academics. Often they are provided an opportunity to perform in many functions/programme of GC University. Experience of these performances builds their confidence to perform at any forum and platform. So, the moment these student leave GC University, they have with them, an option of career.

 

Working of NAMS

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It gives membership to the students having aptitude towards vocal and instrumental music. They are given training in their field of interest whatever is available here. They are taught grammar of notes, about rhythm and its practical application. Mostly this society emphasizes on practical and practice to these students to attain skill and proficiency during their stay with us in the session. The audio-visual recordings are also a medium of instruction and understanding to these students. We are already having guitar classes and soon will start violin classes.  The main objective of this training is to polish these students and to make them little bit professional in this field of music along with their academics. Often they are provided an opportunity to perform in many functions/programmes of GC University and outside. Experience of these performances builds their confidence to perform at any forum and platform. So, the moment these students leave GCU, they have with them, an option of career.

 

NAMS Prominent Artists in Chronological Order

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Classical, Light, Pop Singers, Instrumentalists and Composers

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NAZIR AHMAD MUSIC SOCIETY (NAMS)

 

SESSION

NAME

CATEGORY

1929-1935

Khuwaja Khursheed Anwar *

Composer

1932-1934

Balraj Sahni *

Singer

1957-1959

Shakoor Baidil *

Singer (Light)

1959-1964

Mushtaq Hashmi *

Singer (Light)

1961-1963

Amjad Pervaiz *

Singer (Light)

1967-1971

Tariq Farani *

Flute Player, Composer

1970-1972

Azhar Pervez  *

Pianist

1970-1974

Zahid Farani *

Singer (Light & Classical)

1972-1974

M. Waji Ullah

Singer (Light)

1972-1976

Nayyer Abbas Rizvi

Banjo Player

1973-1975

Taranam Raza

Singer (Light)

1973-1975

Sajid Ansari

Singer (Light)

1973-1975

Akram Khan

Sitarist

1973-1975

Mohsin Raza *

Composer

1973-1975

Sharaft Ali Khan *

Singer (Classical)

1974-1976

Liaquat Ali

Violinist

1979-1983

Mazhar Hameed *

Singer (Light)

1980-1982

Zahir Babar

Singer

1980-1984

Abdul Rauf *

Singer (Light & Classical)

1981-1983

Faheem Mazhar *

Singer (Light & Classical)

1981-1983

Waris Baig *

Pop Singer

1981-1985

Nadeem Ali *

Pianist

1982-1984

Ayaz Yonas

Drumist

1983-1985

Saeed Turk

Kongo Player

1983-1987

Arshad Khokhar *

Pianist

1983-1987

Muhammad Jawad *

Singer (Light & Classical)

1984-1986

Nadeem Riaz

Singer (Light)

1985-1987

Chand Zia

Singer (Light)

1985-1987

Jawad Ahmad *

Pop Singer

1985-1989

Waseem Haider

Singer (Light)

1985-1989

Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan *

Singer (Pop, Light & Classical)

1986-1988

Jamshaid Chishti

Singer (Light)

1987-1991

Saleem Bazmi

Singer (Light)

1987-1991

Imran Jafri

Singer (Light)

1988-1992

Zeeshan Younis *

Singer (Light)

1990-1995

Awais Rabbani *

Pop Singer

1990-1996

Mateen Akmal

Singer (POP)

1991-1993

Agha Iftikhar

Singer (POP)

1991-1993

Raza Shaukat *

Tabla Player

1991-1995

Rustam Fateh Ali Khan *

Singer (Pop Light &Classical)

1992-1994

Ali Imran Shaukat *

Folk Singer

1992-1994

Hadiqa Kiani *

Pop Singer

1992-1994

Nafees *

Tabla Player

1994-1998

Tahir Rizvi

Keyboard Player

1994-1998

Ghulam Ali *

Violinist

1995-2001

Asim Aqeel

Singer (Pop)

1995-1997

Tabinda Riaz

Singer (Light)

1995-1997

Huma Naz

Sitarist

1996-1998

Ali Zafar *

Pop Singer

1997-1999

Mussarat Abbas *

Singer (Light)

1997-2001

Kashif Ali

Flute Player

1997-2001

Salman Amant

Tabla Player

1997-2003

Sajid Ali Fareedi *

Singer (Light & Classical)

1999-2001

Irfan Khalid

Keyboard Player

2000-2002

Farkhanda Amin

Singer (Light)

2000-2004

Haroon Samuel *

Tabla Player

2000-2006

Zaheer Abbas*

Keyboard Player

2003-2005

Muhammad Waqar *

Composer

2003-2005

Inam Ali Khan *

Singer (Light & Classical)

2003-2005

Nadeem Abbas *

Pop Singer

2003-2007

Jabar Abbas*

Pop Singer

2007-2011

Saad Farooq

Singer

2007-2011

Hassan Maqsood

Singer

 * Professionally acclaimed at National and International Level after leaving the College/University

(21-06-2013)

 

Achievements

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1. This society has been holding a regular weekly concert since 1981 in the music room.

2. The main purpose of this concert is to train the students and to make them aware of the deficiencies in performance.

3. This weekly programme is also meant for the education of audience to listen to music.

4. The weekly programme is not only a cultural pillar of GCU but by this, we are trying to protect our music heritage.

5. This society has also been performing for the noble causes whether these are for hospitals, national or international organizations. (Nobel Laureates) This exhaustic training, weekly performance, programmes for others and workshops with the American, British and German artists enabled this society by the grace of God to produce artists in the filed of classical, light, pop and instrumental music who are performing at national and international level presently.

6. Performance before President of Pakistan and Governor Punjab at Governor House, Lahore. Also performed at Al-hamrah Art Council Lahore, Civil Service Academy and National Institute of  Public Administration.

7. The society also conducted workshops and programmes will be American Consulate and British Council Lahore.

 

News and Events

 

"Concert of Heritage” at the GC University Lahore

 

Students perform at “Concert of Heritage” at the Government College University Lahore. This concert is a decades-old tradition of the University’s Nazir Ahmed Music Society, in which students perform Classical, Semi-Classical, Folk, Ghazal, Pop, Rock and Instrumental Music.

 

 (09-05-2016)

 

 

NAMS WINS COMPETITION  

 

Asad Ali President Nazir Ahmad Music Society GC University Lahore presented Kalam-e-Iqbal at Municipal Degree College Faisalabad. He got second position and awarded with silver medal. Usama Babar presented Arifana Kalam (Hazrat Sultan Bahoo) in Government Post Graduate College Jhang and got first position.

 

 (01-12-2015)

 

IQBAL DAY- SPECIAL

 

To commemorate Iqbal Day the Nazir Ahmed Music Society organized a program to celebrate it on 9th November 2015. In that event, Prof. Dr. Sadat Saeed presided over. The students of Nazir Ahmed Music Society performed different Kalam-e-Iqbal. In the end of event Prof. Dr. Sadat Saeed gave a speech on the poetry and philosophy of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Names of the students who performed at that event are given below:

  • Usama Babar

  • Asad Ali

  • Hina batool

  • Komal mirza

  • Suleman Waris

  • Umair Waseem

  • 3Coruses (boys)

 (12-11-2015)

 

 

 

NAB COMPETITION

 

An event was organized on Nov 10, 2015 by NAB in which 11 different institutions participated. In this competition, students of Nazir Ahmed Music Society secured different positions and participated in the event are mentioned below:

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Asees Arshad

Singer ( 1st position)

Asad Ali

Singer ( 2nd position)

Hina Batool

Singer

Komal Mirza

Singer

Sajjad Ali

Tabla

Haider Ali

Harmonium

Faisal Abbas

Guitar

 

 (12-11-2015)

 

 

The Nazir Ahmad  Music Society participated in the All-Pakistan Music Conference student's competitions on 6th October 2015. The positions secured by our students are mentioned below against their names.

 

Usman Bashir

1st Position

Folk

Asees Arshad

3rd Position

Folk

Ambreen  Nasir

2nd Position

Ghazal

Sajjad Ali

2nd Position

Tabla

 (30-10-2015)

 


 


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