Haroon Bacha

Haroon Bacha is a popular Pashtun singer from Peshawar, Pakistan. Because of his music’s messages of pluralism and peace, he became a prime target of the campaign against music by religious extremists in North West Frontier Province. In 2008, he was forced to flee the country, leaving behind his family and seeking asylum in New York City.

Determined to continue making music, Bacha recorded a new album and began working with Radio Liberty in Washington, DC, where he hosts cultural and musical programs with the Pashto service.

Speena Kontara 06:46
Music by: Haroon Bacha
Lyrics by: Ajmal Khattak
Licensed from: Haroon Bacha