Pakistani Concert in Kuwait

The concert was a huge surprise for me. From our Entertainment City trip, we headed straight home, got Rohail freshened up and headed for the Ice Skating Rink in Kuwait City which was the designated venue. We were there by 7.15pm and there seemed to be a huge crowd. People were being ushered in and there was a lot of security as well.

My biggest surprise was when we entered the hall and I saw the stage. I had seen nothing like this in Kuwait till then and that too for a Pakistani event.

The show got on the road by quarter to nine (announced time was 7pm!) and Bushra Ansari was going to host it. She did some chit chat and also sang a few songs and soon called Shahida Minni to perform. She was OK though towards the end of her performance she managed to get the crowd quite involved. Then the guy who sang “Lahore Lahore Hai” (Lahore is Lahore) came and performed his song (for the life of me I can’t remember his name).

Next up was Ali Zafar. We had seen him perform at a concert held during the DSF (Dubai Shopping Festival) 2 years ago and though he was a very good singer even then; I didn’t see much of an entertainer in him at that time. This time around things had changed radically and he gave an energy-filled and dynamic performance. Everyone enjoyed it immensely and it was entertaining to see his narrations and acting prior to and even during the songs.

Last and certainly not least was Abrar-ul-Haq. This guy does amazing bhangra and had the crowd completely mesmerized. He also used this as an opportunity to promote the charity work he has been doing (he has set up an organization called Sahara For Life and they are doing some great work in Pakistan).

We all had fun and Rohail was very patient too. It was almost 1 in the morning when the show ended and we headed home after a very tiring yet fun day.

See all the photos here.


7 Responses to “Pakistani Concert in Kuwait”

  1. 1 Mubeen Ahmed March 18, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Yeap quite right it was worth watching this concert. Enjoyed alot. Thanx to the organizers atlast they are able manage a good Pakistani concert. I hope they will be arranging concerts like this one in near future.

    Ali Zafar was fantastic, he used his acting and singing abilities altogether.

  2. 2 that thing you do March 24, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Umm….how I wish there were a Abida Parveen – Adnan Sami concert in Kuwait! The Grand Ballroom at the Arraya would be a decent venue, I should think.

    Dream on,

  3. 3 Sabah Hussain March 25, 2007 at 11:33 am

    There was an Abida Parveen concert in Kuwait a long long time ago. I remember attending it with my parents as a kid.

    Some of who I’d really love to see in Kuwait are: Junoon, EP, Aaroh, Fuzon, you get what I’m saying. However, only if the show is as well organized as this one was.

  4. 4 darvesh April 3, 2007 at 11:34 am

    the guy who has sung ‘Lahore Lahore Aye’ is Tariq Tafu son of ‘famous’ Ustad Tafu Khan – lives inside lohari gate towards Taxali Area near Mian Sallu’s Haveli.

  5. 5 Sabah Hussain April 5, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    darvesh: Thanks for the info!

  6. 6 dj birthday planner February 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    this is outstanding performance

  1. 1 Entertainment City visit « My Life - Sabah Hussain Trackback on March 18, 2007 at 11:36 am

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