Zeb and Haniya

Formed 2007.

Pakistani pop group


Zeb and Haniya (Urdu: زیب اور حانیا‎, pronounced as "Zayb aur Haa-nee-ya") is a Pakistani pop group from Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The duo's songs are mostly in Urdu, but some lyrics are also in Pashto, Dari and Turkish. Their music has been described at various times as alternative, art folk, ethnic blues and easy listening by international reviewer's and critics.

While their family is originally from Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, much of the band's work takes place in Lahore. Haniya is a native of Islamabad, and the act spend time working in Karachi too. Their itinerary for their global tour was set in 2009. They have performed mostly in the Dubai, and in some parts of Sindh and Punjab.

The band is a project started by two musicians, who are cousins, Zebunnisa Bangash and Haniya Aslam. Both are ethnic Pashtuns. They began writing music together when studying as undergraduates at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College in the United States, although have stated that music was always a part of their life at home.

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