Ali Hamza LIVE on Facebook – Noori (Urdu: نوری, literal English translation: “light”) is a Pakistani rock band from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, formed in 1996. The only consistent members being, brothers, Ali Noor and Ali Hamza. The band produced songs such as Suno Ke Mein Hoon Jawaan and the epic Manwa Re, which are hummed by fans to date.
Early years (1998 – 2002)
Noori is a Persian word which means “light”. And the concept behind the band was the light which shows you things with a different perspective.
Noori started 7 years before their first album “Suno Ke Main Hun Jawan” which came in 2003. Moreover, Before Noori, Ali Noor and Muhammad Ali Jaffri worked with co-VEN and released an EP called “Not in your world”.
Debut Studio Album, “Suno Ke Mein Hun Jawan” and Rise to Fame (2002–2005)
Noori’s debut album, “Suno Ke Main Hun Jawan” had developed a cult following before the album’s release in 2003 through leaks on the internet. “Suno Ke Main Hun Jawan” offers a complicated mix of sounds, starting from a folk-like “Manwa Re” that was actually written for a Pakistani film, to hard rock anthems to youth like the title track. Noori’s debut album created whirlwinds across the Urdu speaking community all over the world. A first of its kind, it introduced the genre of pop-rock music to the Pakistani mainstream. Thematically with songs urging listeners to change the world, that life is beautiful and professing women empowerment. Their album was about youth, their innocence, their dreams and how they feel about life. After their album release in 2003, they performed a duet, Nayan Jahan, with Anaida which was a success.