Ustad Noor Bakhsh
Some people are worth waiting for - and Ustad Noor Bakhsh is certainly among them. Having had to cancel his performance at Le Guess Who? last year due to health issues, the electric Benju master is thankfully back to grace audiences with his one-of-a-kind repertoire. Noor Bakhsh has been playing the keyed instrument ever since he was a child, growing up in the fishing port city of Pasni, in Pakistan. Witnessing Noor Bakhsh play is a rare experience, exposing us to borderless folk melodies sung in all of Pakistan’s languages and beyond. Noor Bakhsh’s 2023 record ‘Jingul’, is only a sliver of a taste of all the beauty that he displays live.