MAHMOOD KHAN RELEASE NEW SINGLE JAGAMARRA
Mahmood Khan credits his success to the folks at Australian community radio who have helped create a new audience for him. This resurgence in his career follows a long list of achievements. The Pakistani-born singer-songwriter and music producer has had a million-selling debut solo album, was the first Pakistani-born artist to crack the US world music radio stations and became the first Asian-born Australian artist to hit No. 1 on the ARIA charts. Mahmood’s musical career includes his enduring recordings with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his debut solo album selling over 6 million records.
Mahmood’s new track is called Jagamarra and is taken from the album Mahmood Khan with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra – Australia’s first-ever orchestral set to achieve unprecedented No. 1 iTunes chart success in 7 countries, including the UK, USA, Australia, France and Mexico. It is now No.7 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Album chart, No. 1 on iTunes and No.12 on the AIR charts. Jagamarra, is dedicated to the Indigenous community, and is in response to Mahmood’s meeting with Jagamarra, a man Mahmood befriended during one of the treks across Australia the musician has undertaken. This new record is about hope, bridging divides and maintaining a sense of positivity. The new album was composed and produced by Mahmood Khan, arranged and conducted by Doug Emery and David Griffin. As Doug Emery (Barry Gibb, Madonna, Barbra Streisand and Chayanne) has said about working with Mahmood:
‘Working with Mahmood has been a unique experience. The success of the record is proof of his ability to tap into spirituality and emotion that is lacking in a lot of today’s music’. The new release follows recent successes for Mahmood which include: One Line Down, which topped the Australian and US charts; Runaway, No. 4 in Australia and Mahmood’s album Tere Baghair, becoming the first foreign-language album to go No.1 in Australia and USA, with the accompanying single Ginoo cracking the Billboard charts, peaking at No 2.