Tariq Hussain

Hussain is Vancouver-based writer, songwriter, teacher and broadcaster. In 2013, he released the Moonwalker EP, a collection of songs told through the eyes of multiple characters, from stranded astronaut to a musician’s ghost. His musical career spans nearly two decades and includes a Juno nomination, multiple recordings and extensive collaboration, recently as a member of the Vancouver sextet Brasstronaut.

Hussain is currently working on a memoir about growing up as a first-generation Canadian kid who dreams of playing in a rock-and-roll band. It is tentatively titled There are no Pakistani Cowboys. Hussain is also a familiar voice on the CBC airwaves: He is known for his on-air hosting at CBC Radio 3 and contributions to programs such as North By Northwest, hosted by Sheryl MacKay.