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Music Roadtrip around South-Asia

K-pop is big at the moment, like world-wide big. There are fans all across the globe who will look up content of groups like BTS, Monsta X, Blackpink, Red Velvet and many, many more. However, there’s a whole continent of untapped musical potential. That’s why we figured we’d travel around Asia to share some of our favorite music per country. Because let’s be honest, if you like K-pop you’re probably open to music in languages you don’t understand. 

This is the second part of our Music Roadtrip. In our first feature we wrote about East-Asia. For this one we’re featuring artists from South-Asia. Take a look!


Aryana Sayeed

Aryana is the best paid singer in Afghanistan in 2020. 

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Ghezaal Enayat

For catchy, dance pop you should check out Ghezaal.

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Arijit Singh

The man has beautiful vocals and is incredibly good at using his voice to evoke emotions.

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Shreya Goshal

Another incredible vocalist who has been in the industry for twenty years.

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When Chai Met Toast

This indie band sounds brilliant!

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Atif Aslam

Atif is a Pakistani singer who is popular in both Pakistan and India.

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Gul Panra

Lush vocals and a lot of traditional inspirations.

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Mahtim Shakib

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Tisa Dewan

Tisa started on YouTube by covering songs and her music blew up so quickly!

Sri Lanka


One of Sri Lanka’s biggest pop stars.

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Anushka Udana 

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Indira Joshi

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Pahenlo Batti Muni

This is a five member rock band from Kathmandu.

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Sonam Wangchen

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Tshering Yangdon Pinky

Honestly, her vocals are great!

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Rafiyath Rameeza

Rafiyath is part of a very big family that is almost completely involved in the music industry. Right now, she’s mostly releasing music on a hobby basis.


Her first acting project is set to be released this year.


That’s it for our Music Roadtrip around South-Asia. I hope you found some new artists to appreciate and follow. Tell us your favorite artist!

Ilse Van Den Heede
A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.