Honors and Awards

Shumaila Hemani’s Powerful Track “Displacement” Evokes a Spirit of Perseverance in the Face of Devastating and Uncertainty in the Wake of the Floods in Pakistan” - Simian Thinker

Queen City Sounds and Arts

The team was lucky enough to get to Central United Church early enough to get into the sold out show! Starting the show off was Calgary based Pakistani music researcher/singer/composer/poet/experimental artist, Dr. Shumaila Hemani. Her performance really expanded on the themes of environmentalism, and awareness of the increased climate crises touched on in her debut album “Mannat”. Her thought provoking performance was a mixture of traditional Sufi singing and spoken word pieces along with a violinist and tabla player.” - CKXU Radio

CKXU Radio

Hemani took the room in trance at the Central United Church with her beautiful melodies” - Sled Island Festival

Sled Island Festival

“In gathering traditional and contemporary sounds into a complex blend entirely her own, Shumaila Hemani delivers an entirely undeniable and necessary musical experience.”” - Josh Dalledeone

— Arts Commons, Calgary