Raza
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Raza

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Band Pop R&B

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Discography

Album 1992: Khwab
Album 1995: Hey Hey!
Album 1997: Tera Dopatta Peela
Album 2007: Are You Ready?
Single 2008: Loose Control

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Michigan based Raza is a renowned singer, songwriter composer and music producer/recording engineer, and is one of the most popular and sought after pop/R’n’B/soul artists to come out of Karachi . His latest singles are 'Get You On The Floor', 'I Wanna Be There' is an enviornmental song, available on iTunes and all major online retailers.

Raza was born in Karachi. As a young child Raza used to sing his favorite songs and hymns. He re produced 'O Come All Ye Faithful'. Between the age 3 and 4 Raza composed a new melody of the song Makosa (Manu Dibango), lyrics and even scatted. He actually did that all instantly while recording on a cassette player. The recording still exists and is a part of the family record..

At 12 years old Raza’s love for music led him to plan his career to be an artist, songwriter, composer and music producer. He began writing songs and making music in 1982 with a gigantic dream and a boatload of ambition.

His early childhood memories come from the city of London, UK where he lived with his family and was influenced by many international musical acts. His father was an Airline Engineer and was sent, family and all, to the UK. After several years, Raza’s father was transferred back to Karachi along with the family. As a child, Raza was full of exuberant energy and interested in many things: he was excellent in mathematics and science and an awesome cricket player. He loved cricket as much as music. As the captain of his cricket team at 10-11 years old he drew complicated fielding diagrams for their practice and matches. He also loved to create things and when he learned about science and mathematics, he created his own Physics theory and worked for hours solving problems himself without any tutoring.

Raza says: “If I was not a musician I would have been a scientist and worked on creating new inventions for the betterment of mankind”.
Raza learned music by ear and improvisation. He was mostly influenced by his favorite artists, who he considers his best teachers, including Michael Jackson, George Michael, The Bee Gees, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Dr. Dre and many more. He learned how to write, record, produce, and master music fully independent of any formal training. Now he has added video and photography to his impressive self-learned repertoire of abilities and talents.
Raza: “I believe a true artist would have their own style of music rather than follow any other successful artist.”

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