Pakistani folk singer Zeeshan Khan Rokhri will perform in Bradford

A POPULAR Pakistani folk singer is to make Bradford one of the stops on his first UK tour.

Zeeshan Khan Rokhri will begin his first tour later this month, after being signed up by local businessman and philanthropist Shakeel Faraz.

Mr Faraz, who is one of the founders of the Magic Wishing Well and Heckmondwick’s first food bank, also runs the Liversedge business, Fastrack Solutions.

He has brought music and cultural events to the UK over the past few years.

Having previously staged successful shows with some of Pakistan’s greatest musicians and artists, he is now bringing Zeehsan Khan Rokhri to the UK for the first time, with the aim of increasing engagement in the culture and arts of the communities. South Asians.

Mr Faraz, who received a British Citizen Award earlier this year, said: ‘I was born and raised in this country, but I have South Asian heritage and as I grew up I realized that There was very little entertainment that was my heritage.

“Whenever there were cultural events, I realized that the atmosphere was often not suitable for women or families. So now I’ve made it my mission to celebrate my heritage by bringing world-renowned artists to the UK, where families can come and have fun in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shakeel Faraz (centre) receives a British Citizen Award for his service to the communityShakeel Faraz (centre) receives a British Citizen Award for his community service

“I am thrilled to be working with Zeeshan Khan Rokhri for my next show as he is a profound artist who has touched my soul and has millions of fans around the world. The folk music community and fans are truly going to be impressed. by his performance and of course we will go down in history as this will be his very first UK tour.

“I really can’t wait to see the show and will continue to work hard to showcase the best in South Asian culture and arts.”

Mr Faraz added that greater representation of South Asian arts and folklore through concerts and exhibitions will allow second and third generation South Asians in the UK to discover their roots.

Zeeshan Khan Rokhri is a popular Pakistani Saraiki folk singer who has millions of followers on Tik Tok and other social media sites, producing music under his own label Rokhri productions.

Her late father, Shafaullah Rokhri, was also a great folk singer in Pakistan.

Zeeshan Khan Rokhri’s five-date UK tour begins on November 12 and he will perform at Life Center Events in Bradford on November 14.

For more information on the concert, visit eventbrite.co.uk.

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James C. Tibbs