Faraz Anwar

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Faraz Anwar
Born (1976-07-15) 15 July 1976 (age 42) [1]
Karachi, Pakistan [1]
GenresInstrumental rock, progressive metal [2]
Years active1989–present [1]
Associated actsMizraab (1996-Present)
Dusk (1994-2004), Noori (Live performances 2011- present)

Faraz Anwar (Urdu: فراز انور) (born 15 July 1976) [1] is a Pakistani guitarist, known for his solo instrumental work and his band Mizraab. He has been called "Pakistan's master of progressive rock."[1][3]


Faraz Anwar was born on 15 July 1976 in Karachi.

One of his projects is a collaboration with Imran Raza, which combines classic rock with such Eastern musical influences as "South Asian flutes and classical Sufi singing"; according to The Weekly Standard, it was President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan who brought the two together.[4]

He has recently joined Noori on their live performances and collaborated with the band to record Pakistan's first ever live record, "Live at The Rock Musicarium". His guitar solos has given the songs a new perspective and groove. It is not confirmed if he will feature in the band's next album.

Solo discography[edit]


With Mizraab[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Live at the Rock Musicarium (with Noori) (2012)

Other projects/bands[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.farazanwar.org/v2/biography
  2. ^ http://www.farazanwar.org/v2/discography
  3. ^ Akhtarzada, Ali (1 December 2007). "Give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire". Daily Times (Pakistan). Retrieved 13 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Gartenstein-Ross, Daveed; Nick Grace (10 December 2007). "'The Bombs of Dhamma': Pakistan's pop music scene". The Weekly Standard. Retrieved 13 July 2010.

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