Saif Samejo, Atif Kalyar, Nomi Ali
“The Sketches have created a philosophy which allows us to liberate music from its conventional understanding & educate the young generation about our ancestors – taking their wisdom, acting on it in the present, and for the women & girls, we intend to build a safe land with our strings where they are free to hope & dream again.”– The Sketches
This new approach towards folk music not only promoted indigenous musicians and artists but also empowered people of their areas to stand up for their rights, be it education, honoring their land or claiming their traditional culture values to unite for a
The Sketches have been successful in creating a personal philosophy which allows them to liberate music from its conventional understanding. Their music has educated the young generation about their ancestors – taking their wisdom and acting on it in the present, and for the women and girl-child, they intend to build a safe land with their strings where they are free to hope and dream again. The love for their language and culture is aimed to bring back the departed old identity and to produce quality work in order to sensitize the world in general and the youth in speciﬁc about the grace of Sindhi language.
The band released their second album You in 2016 that celebrates tranquility and bliss within petite moments that are very much evaded in today’s world. Preserving the ancient beauty of Suﬁ sound and nourishing fusion arts and poetry, The Sketches ﬁrmly believes in displaying a captivating impression of Pakistan’s music and culture, through their unsparing initiative of social activism.
Their third album, Saanjhi evokes the culture and landscape of the motherland – the vast desolate barren hills, the night sky, spaced out singular trees in the distance, the stillness during sunrise, the setting of the sun on the horizon and wreaths swinging in the warm breeze.
The band is currently working on their fourth album