Islamic Punk

You’ve heard of punk, pop punk, and garage punk, but what about Islamic punk rock? It’s also called Taqwacore, and after toiling in obscurity for the last decade, the sub-genre is poised for big things in 2014. The Kominas got their start ten years ago in Lowell, Massachusetts. Sunny Ali, the group’s guitarist, told Fuse News, “My parents are Pakistani first generation. I had older brothers, so they really turned me on to alternative music.” Karna Ray, the group’s drummer, recalls, “The first time I heard a glimmer of punk rock, the first album I ever got was actually Green Day’s Dookie.”

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