Zebunnisa Bangash, popularly known as Zeb – ranks amongst the most distinctive performers from the region, asserting herself as a serious artist separating her from the legions of emerging singers. With a degree in Economics and History of Art from Mount Holyoke College, she appeared on the music scene as ‘Zeb and Haniya’, the cousin-duo from Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In 2008, they made their recorded debut with ‘Chup’, one of the most acclaimed albums worldwide, including a feature in TIME Magazine.
Formally training under the adept gaze of Ustad Naseeruddin Saami, Zeb continues to expand her horizons whilst proudly displaying her heritage within all her endeavors. In her recent project, ‘Sandaraa’, fronted by Michael Woodgrad and Zeb, they aim to celebrate traditional South Asian folk music using Klezmer influences. As a playback singer and working with legends including, A R Rehman, Amit Trivedi and Shantanu Moitra – Zeb’s currently working as a music director in India and Pakistan.