ANX is the stage name of singer-songwriter, producer, poet, writer, speaker, and nasheed artist, Alman Chand Nusrat. The young artist born and raised in the United States is quickly gaining recognition as his talent has already spawned two national tours within the first six months of his professional debut. As of 2014, Alman is signed to Let the Change Be, a record label based out of the UAE.
Alman's goal is to inspire the Muslim youth to stay creative. It is ANX's firm belief that without creativity, a heart becomes hardened. The imaginative heart witnesses the greatness of God and in turn, is ultimately softened. With creativity and the remembrance of God fused together, the soul is able to take flight.
ANX has performed at various venues throughout the United States. His launch of "Seconds to Sunset: Volume One" was coupled by a national tour of the US sponsored by Islamic Relief. By being a part of this tour, Alman assisted in raising 1,000,000 dollars for charity efforts in Pakistan. He has also performed for organizations such as ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) and MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America), providing lectures for the latter. ANX has also been featured in various local digital and print publications throughout the world. Alman frequently travels to share his art and ideas in exchange for introspection and enlightenment.
"Seconds to Sunset" is the name of ANX's first compilation of work. The album was produced by Anas Canon who has had high profile clients in the past including but not limited to: Lupe Fiasco, Native Deen, Common, Mos Def, The Black Eyed Peas, and more! Seconds to Sunset features Naeem Muhammad from Native Deen, Baraka Blue, Tyson Amir, and Amir Sulaiman. The album also features artwork by world renowned artist, Peter Gould.
ANX is a poet, singer, writer, speaker, producer, and artist. But above all, he is a lover of faith.. and that is what inspires his work.
"Faith is what pulls us through from every sunrise...to every sunset. From every sunset, to every sunrise...and without faith, we are lifeless".
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