Young charismatic singers proved their mettle in enthralling the crowd at a live concert held at Shakarparian on Saturday.
The concert organised by Jaago Pakistan featured Billy X, DJ Mani, Haider and Ali, Ahmad Saddiq, Zeelaf and Honey Raj.
Under the cloudy sky with cold breeze hundreds of music lovers of twin cities came together to enjoy the musical show, a rare activity in the capital.
The Chord band kicked off the show with “Kinna sohna tenu rab ne banaya,” a remix of late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s more popular numbers.
Shortly after the guitar solos, when Ahmad Saddiq, who has recently shot to fame for singing the humorous “Hum Quetta kai Pathan hain” came on stage, a sense excitement surged through the crowd.
Saddiq received huge appreciation from his fans for his rocking performance. “For the first couple of minutes, I felt nervous but knowing there were hundreds of people watching me kept me going,” Saddiq told The Express Tribune.
The excitement the crowd displayed made for a thrilling live performance, he remarked. Everybody was chanting “Sher Khan, Sher Khan” when I came on stage. “People say “Hi Sher Khan” when they see me, which makes me very happy because it indicates the success of my song and their love for me,” he said.
Zeelaf, another promising singer came on stage, took started with Reshaman’s hit song “Akhian Nu Rehn De” which was hugely appreciated. “I will never forget the excitement and appreciation of my fans.”
Haider and Ali’s performance was followed by hilarious parodies of Gen. (retd) Musharraf and Imran Khan by an upcoming comedian Raju Rocket.
Another young and talented performer Honey Raj added to the excitement of the crowd with his song “Mahi way dil bara udas hey.”
DJ Mani, one of the organisers said the concert aimed to provide entertainment to music lovers of the twin cities to cheer people up as such recreational activities were the need of the hour considering the economic and political turmoil.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 3rd, 2013.