Originally created in 2020, this intricate animation was prominently featured in Sikander's public art project, Havah. Live performance by Zeb Bangash will be held at Times Square on Saturday, September 30
Zeb Bangash - a prominent face on Coke Studio Pakistan
- Zeb is the celebrated name behind Lipstick Under My Burkha
- She is a student of Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami, a master of the centuries-old Delhi Gharana
- Bangash is currently working on a documentary recording
Zeb Bangash is all set to perform at the captivating Midnight Moment performance in collaboration with renowned artist Shahzia Sikander, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun, and interdisciplinary artist Eddy Kwon. This live jam will be held on Saturday, September 30, from 11:30 pm to 12:00 am at Broadway between 45th St and 46th St and is free for all to enjoy.
Sikander's captivating work, Reckoning, is a digital masterpiece that graces the screens of Times Square every midnight throughout September. This awe-inspiring animation reimagines a fictional Indo-Persian-Turkish miniature painting, bringing to life a dramatic choreography featuring warrior-like figures engaged in a contest. Reckoning delves into themes of creation, conflict, and connection, reflecting universal tensions present in broader global relationships.
Originally created in 2020, this intricate animation was prominently featured in Sikander's public art project, Havah to breathe, air, life, commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and displayed in Madison Square Park and the nearby Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. We are excited to announce that this multi-site project will be restaged in the fall of 2023 at the University of Houston System, presented by Madison Square Park Conservancy and Public Art.
Zeb is the celebrated name behind some of the great musical hits from - Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) to Madras Cafe, Fitoor, Highway and many more. She has done noteworthy work for Television as well as films, both locally and as well as on international waters.
"Having the opportunity to perform at Times Square in New York feels like a dream come true, and getting closer to that achievement is both exhilarating and surreal. Collaborating with Shahzia Sikander, Du Yun, and Eddy Kwon for 'Reckoning' has been an awe-inspiring journey. It truly demonstrates the enchanting synergy of art and music, crafting an extraordinary experience that deeply touches the spirit." - Zeb Bangash.
Zeb recently celebrated 11 years to her iconic song - Kya Khayal Hai with renowned lyricist Swanand Kirkire and music composer Shantanu Moitra, both of whom played pivotal roles in creating this masterpiece. She is also working on her upcoming album which has an off-beat redemption of a popular O.P. Nayyar song: ‘Kajra mohabbat wala.’
Zeb is a student of Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami, a master of the centuries-old Delhi Gharana. Bangash is currently working on a documentary recording of Ustaad Saami with GRAMMY-winning producer Ian Brennan.
Live Musical Performance:
Date: Saturday, September 30
Time: 11:30 pm – 12:00 am EST
Location: Broadway between 45th St and 46th St
Where: New York City