Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #60 – Rafay Mahmood


This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!

In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you to and put you in touch with music whizzes, featuring their selections, collections and picks from all around the globe.

Be “Safe & Sounds” and wash your hands!

I ran into these songs during different phases of my life and so I appreciate each one of them for a distinct reason. There’s a mix of hope, calm, reason and rage, perhaps all the things needed for us to overcome this phase of global despair. Be considerate, be cool… till we embrace our loved ones again.

(Rafay Mahmood)


Rafay Mahmood is a Karachi-based culture journalist who has written extensively on South Asian culture and Pakistani music scene. He is currently employed as the Life & Style Editor of The Express Tribune and teaches Culture and Screen Studies related subjects at different liberal arts universities. His academic work titled ‘A Soundtrack for Reimagining Pakistan? Coke Studio, Memory and the Music Video’ will be published soon.

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