Har Ik Zehr Is Finally Recording!!!

Dear Friends and Fans,

We have just completed our 1st recording session on Dec 20, 2008 at Mother West in NYC for our 1st full length album. We were able to lay down the preliminary tracks for 5 more songs. There is much more to do, but we are happy with the results so far.

We would like to thank those who have helped us out financially to make this recording possible. We are still short some funds to complete the recording and production process so if you would like to donate money to help us record, please contact us. We suggest $20.00, but any amount is OK.

Please stay tuned for more details…

Har Ik Zehr

Har Ik Zehr/Kiva Updates...

Hey All,

Just wanted to update you all on what is happening with Har Ik Zehr these days... Sorry for the lack of activity on our website and such...

Today we have reached 156 micro-loans on our http://Kiva.org lending account. Please check it out at: http://kiva.org/lender/harikzehr. If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to set up your own lending account there...

Also, we are preparing to start recording our 1st full length CD on Saturday, December 20th at Mother West Studios here in NYC... We have one more rehearsal this Friday, and then we start... We hope to finish the bulk of the recording around April 2009, and hopefully release the album during Summer 2009... We will keep you posted on our progress...

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season

Har Ik Zehr

Har Ik Zehr Updates...

Dear Friends and Fans,

Thanks so much for those who made it out to see our last show of the year at Connolly’s on Oct 25th… A special thanks to those who donated money to our recording fund… Here’s what’s in store for us for the rest of the year…

Nov 7, 2008 – Rehearsing for Har Ik Zehr’s 1st Full Length Album, New York, NY
Nov 14, 2008 – Rehearsing for Har Ik Zehr’s 1st Full Length Album, New York, NY
Nov 21, 2008 – Rehearsing for Har Ik Zehr’s 1st Full Length Album, New York, NY

Dec 5, 2008 – Rehearsing for Har Ik Zehr’s 1st Full Length Album, New York, NY
Dec 12, 2008 – Rehearsing for Har Ik Zehr’s 1st Full Length Album, New York, NY
Dec 19, 2008 – Rehearsing for Har Ik Zehr’s 1st Full Length Album, New York, NY

Dec 20, 2008 – Recording for Har Ik Zehr’s 1st Full Length Album, New York, NY

Feb 28, 2009 - Lo Fi Presents: Upper East Side Music Festival @ The Underscore. Stay tuned for more details.

Please stay tuned for more details… If you would like to donate money to help us record, please contact us. We suggest $20.00, but any amount is OK.

Har Ik Zehr

Thanks/Kiva Loan Updates

Dear Friends and Fans,

Just wanted to thank those of you who came out to see us at Arlene's Grocery on Saturday, Sept. 6th during the torrential rains and flood watch... Also, thanks to those who contributed to our Kiva donations pot. Your funds have been added to our Kiva Credit, and will be loaned out when there are new loans available. Right now, all the loans on Kiva.org have been funded. So until the next show, here's some footage of our new song "Who Am I" from our performance on 8/8/08 @ Taj Lounge, NYC... Enjoy!

Har Ik Zehr - Erasing Poverty One Loan At A Time
http://www.harikzehr.com/

Har Ik Zehr Presents: Student Revolution To Erase Poverty Concert - Sat, 9/6/08, NYC



Har Ik Zehr Presents: Student Revolution To Erase Poverty Concert

Knowing is not enough... We must apply!!!

The economic policies pursued by our governments are rapidly increasing the distance between rich and poor, which has given rise to extremist mentalities. For this reason we have decided to lead a student revolution based on social work, specifically to combat poverty.

We support creation of interest-free recyclable micro-loans that create opportunities for the working poor to become self-sufficient. So please come out and help us erase poverty… one micro-loan at a time.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 @ 8:30pm
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton Street, (bet Ludlow and Orchard Streets)
New York, NY 10002
Subway Directions: F or V train to 2nd Avenue stop.

$10.00 cover. Under 21 allowed with parent.

A portion of our show earnings and 100% of your donations collected on the day of the show will be used to fund micro loans through Kiva.org. Please visit our lender profile at http://kiva.org/lender/harikzehr If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to set up your own lending account on Kiva.org at: http://www.kiva.org

Har Ik Zehr – Erasing Poverty One Loan at a Time
Official Website: http://www.harikzehr.com
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/harikzehrmusic
Kiva: http://kiva.org/lender/harikzehr

Band Updates/Kiva Updates

Dear Friends and Fans,

Hello from the land of Har Ik Zehr... Just wanted to update you all on a few things... We wanted to thank those who came out to the "Lets Rock for a Cause" benefit concert for the Rotaract Metropolitan's "Rozgaar" project at The Taj Lounge, NYC on Friday, August 8th, 2008.

Also a big shout out to the organizers, Mohsin, and Furqan, who put on this event, and also performers: Audible Dreams, Meetu Chilana, and Fahad Ahmad... It was such a pleasure performing with you guys!!!

For updates on the Rozgaar project, please visit the Rotaract Metropolitan's main page at: http://www.rotaractmetropolitan.org/

Today, we received notification that 4 of our micro-loans on Kiva.org have been repaid in full, and on time. The funds have been re-lent to enterpreneurs in Afghanistan, Peru, Sudan, and Viet Nam. Please check out our lender profile at: http://kiva.org/lender/harikzehr to see the status on our loans.

That's all for now. Please save the date for our next show on Saturday, September 6th at Arlene's Grocery, NYC. More info will be posted shortly...

Har Ik Zehr - Erasing Poverty One Loan At A Time

Kiva Loan Updates

We would like to congratulate Um Kan of Cambodia for paying back their loan 13 months ahead of schedule. Please check out their Kiva profile at http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=34200

This is small but concrete proof that micro-lending is working to help people help themselves.

We encourage you to set up your own micro-lending account at: Kiva.org

To check on the status of our micro-loans, please check out our lending page at: http://kiva.org/lender/harikzehr

Loans that have been repaid in full will be re-lent creating and endless cycle of hope and opportunity.

Har Ik Zehr - Erasing Poverty One Loan at a Time

Benefit Concert to raise funds for RCKM, Friday, August 8th @ TAJ Lounge, NYC

Benefit Concert to raise funds for RCKM, Friday, August 8th @ TAJ Lounge, NYC



Let's Rock for A Cause
Benefit Concert to raise funds for RCKM (Rotaract Club of Karachi Metropolitan)


Date: Friday, August 8th, 2008
Time: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: TAJ Lounge
Address: 48 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10010

Contact Info
Phone: 347-274-4695
Email: entertainment.prism@gmail.com
Ticket Sales: http://www.prismentertainment.org
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=19975463579

It’s Triple 8 and it’s the Time… to… ROCK

Join us on 08/08/08 to experience over 3 hours of explosive live performances by 4 unique US based South Asian Artists Spanning the Genres of Rock and Pop.

Not your normal networking event, this gives you the opportunity to network with the best and brightest of NYC'S Young South Asian Professional Community while enjoying live music by some of the best up and coming artists of the area. So come support a great cause, enjoy great music and meet old and new friends.

Doors open 6:00 PM and live performances will start at 6:30 PM sharp to accommodate all of the bands in the allocated time.

'Let's Support our MUSIC while supporting a charitable cause'

TICKETS: First 50 tickets will be priced at $15; ticket price will increase to $20 post the first 50 tickets

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://www.prismentertainment.org

Exclusive Event, tickets WILL sell out, don't WAIT.

AGE: 18+

DRESS CODE: Chic, dress to impress.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

Fahad Ahmad - http://www.fahadahmad.com
Fahad Ahmad Facebook Group
A New York based singer and composer, Fahad has been composing music since childhood, fusing his influences from various eastern and western genre's of music. He has revved up crowds with his infectious melodies at several concert venues. After the recent release of his single Teray bina he is working on his first album. Look for his recently released music video on South Asian channels such as MTV Pakistan, Aag TV, The Musik and Play TV.

Har Ik Zehr - http://harikzehr.com
Har Ik Zehr Facebook Group
1. Meaning "Every Single Poison" in Urdu. 2. is the effect that an individual has, positive or negative…Har Ik Zehr is a 3 person multi-cultural, musical experiment comprised of Pakistani born guitarist/vocalist Amish Dar, Chinese-American bassist Timothy Leung, and drummer Richard Orjuela who was born in New York City, but grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. Their music is a fusion of each member's own culture and life experiences shaped by their experience in America.

Meetu Chilana - http://www.meetuchilana.com
Meetu brings a cross-cultural exoticness to pop and jazz music. From sultry crooning to Indian riffing to high pop belting, her voice carries a wide range of capabilities. Her eclectic taste in music is evident in her performances and makes for a universally appealing sound.

Audible Dreams - http://www.audibledreams.com
Audible Dreams Facebook Group
Audible Dreams is a Philadelphia-based Hard Rock Band. The band consists of Faisal Masood on lead vocals, Faraz Ahmad on Rhythm/Lead Guitars, Back up Vocals, Compositions, Lyrics, and Arrangements, Fahad Azam on the Bass Guitar, and Mohammad "Mozi" Ahmad on drums. It's hard to categorize AD's music, but their lyrical content and melodic compositions offer an interesting take on society, and are an amalgamation of their perspectives and life experiences. The group of 4 combines into one heavy blow of energy that will rock you out!

Additional Details and How you can Help:
This is a benefit concert and net proceeds will be donated to the Rotaract Club of Karachi Metropolitan (RCKM) rozgar project.

RCKM is one of the 7,600 Rotaract clubs in the world. It is a unique blend of students and young professionals from all walks of life. The Club was formed in July, 2001 and received Best Club award of 2007/08 for outstanding work on personal development and funding educational institutes. The Club helped the needy through charitable efforts over the years. Please visit RCKM online http://www.rotaractmetropolitan.org