From Tharparkar to Times Square: Folk music sensation Mai Dhai's musical journey shines in NYC

12:32 PM | 23 Jun, 2024
From Tharparkar to Times Square: Folk music sensation Mai Dhai's musical journey shines in NYC

Pakistan's sensational folk artist from Tharparkar Mai Dhai has graced New York's Times Square Billboard.

Mai Dhai, who modernized traditional Thari music, made it to Times Square, New York as her unique style and strong voice garnered international acclaim, starting with her performance at the Lahooti Live Sessions a decade back.

In previous years, the singer from poverty-stricken district of Tharparkar expanded international presence by participating in SXSW Music Festival in US. During this trip, Mai Dhai also performed at City University Graduate Center in New York, exposing her talent to a wider audience.

Mai Dhai first rose to national fame after Coke Studio Season 8. Her songs like Aankhaṛli Phaṛookai and Kadi Ao Ni received widespread praise, establishing her as a prominent figure in the country's music scene.

Her journey from the remote Tharparkar region to global recognition is a testament to her exceptional talent and commitment to folk music. 

Mai's musical journey started in her childhood, and she has become a symbol of cultural resilience, representing Manganhar community's fading traditions.

Despite facing social pressures, she remained committed to her art. The story of Mai Dhai reflects the rich cultural heritage of Thar and the need to preserve it for future.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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