Shallum Asher Xavier – Pakistani Christian Guitarist

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Xavier has been awarded Best Guitarist of Pakistan

Shallum Asher Xavier is a Pakistani guitarist, composer and music producer. He has been recording professionally for 15 years, and has played as a session musician and recorded with most of the renowned Pakistani mainstream artists including Ali Haider, Najam Shiraz, Zeb and Haniya, HadiqaKiyani, and Strings.

In 2003 Xavier, with Imran Momina formed the internationally acclaimed band Fuzön. Shallum is currently working on his own album which features various artists from across borders.

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1978.He grew up around music and musicians, and began experimenting on the keyboard when he was eight. Inspired by the American pastor at his Sunday school who played the guitar, Xavier knew he wanted to play live music, and began to teach himself.

He did his Bachelors of Commerce from Government National College Karachi, Xavier decided that he had to learn the business of music.

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Xavier has been awarded Best Guitarist of Pakistan 2 years running, as well as an award for Best South Asian Band and Best Composer for his composition of Khamaj. He has collaborated independently with Ingrid Kindem, Hildegun and Mocci (Fryd), and has performed with them on a number of occasions in both Pakistan and Norway.