Far from a typical album, Mannat is Shumaila Hemani’s extraordinary, contemplative debut...her own lyrics are arranged to create audible sculptures evoking powerful imagery and stirring potent emotions.” - Jenny Feniak

Edmonton Journal

Sufi singer pens powerful album in support of victims of catastrophic floods in Pakista” - Eric Volmers

Calgary Herald

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Credits: Jodi O Photography

Credits: Jodi O Photography

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.” - Queen City Sounds and Art

Queen City Sounds and Arts


Blending languages to convey a universal sentiment of helplessness and waiting, Shumaila Hemani's original song, Anticipating bears a visceral emotionality and a deep musicality - expertly ushering listeners into a place of contemplation and consideration. Vocally, this performance bears an impressive amount of emotional vulnerability - something that listeners will respond to, especially in conjunction with these thought-provoking lyrics.” - John Wright

— Radio Airplay