How the pandemic led an Iranian and a Kashmiri to make music
When Kashmiri singer Qaiser Nizami was stranded in the US during the lockdown, it led to an unusual collaboration with Iranian composer Ehsan Matoori
On 20 March, on the eve of Persian New Year Navroz, Kashmiri singer Qaiser Nizami was scheduled to hold a concert at the UNT College of Music in Denton, Texas. The event got cancelled because of the pandemic. In the meantime, India announced a lockdown from 25 March and international flight operations were suspended. Nizami was stranded in the US till the end of May.