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Strings is the internationally acclaimed subcontinental pop/rock band, composed of two members, Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia. They not only gained fame in Pakistan through their stringed rhythm and strong poetic sense, but all over the world, including India. All their songs are penned by Anwar Maqsood, a writer, poet, philosopher, and legend.
Featured in many Bollywood film soundtracks and garnering numerous awards, including MTV Asia Awards, the band’s unique style combines Western and classical Eastern music. Their music is known to address international issues, promoting world peace and giving hope to their listeners. Amid worsening conditions, their music continues to heighten spirits and captivate audiences all over the world, including the Indian subcontinent, where they are considered music royalty.
The success of Strings was noticed all around the world, as their music started making appearances in Hollywood and Bollywood movies.Their debut album sold 20,000 copies in 1990, but by the time their fifth studio album, "Koi Anay Wala Hai," came out, they had become a sensation in the subcontinent. They were recruited by Bollywood for the soundtracks of numerous movies. Bollywood actor John Abrahams coproduced soundtracks for the movies Zinda and Shootout in Lokhandwala. One of their singles was selected to be the title song for the Asian version of Spider-Man 2. They have won a wide array of awards over the years, including Best Artist Award at the 2005 MTV Asia Awards, Best Band Award and Best Album Award at the 2009 MTV Music Awards, and many more. To this day, they represent music from the subcontinent to the rest of the world.
Throughout last year, Strings toured around Pakistan, India, Europe, the Middle East, and Nepal, promoting not only their music, but the message of a better world. Their music speaks to people of every language and to every nation. Their last concert in Boston was a sold-out show. Now they are here once again, bringing the treasure trove of music to Boston.