When rumours of recognised international artists coming to perform in Pakistan hit the grapevine, many react with raised eyebrows, as the past has seen many well known artists either reschedule or cancel performances. However, Edward Maya’s presence at a press conference on Monday was proof that Tuesday’s show is on.
The Romanian DJ, known worldwide for his 2009 chart-topping dance anthem “Stereo Love” and releases like “This is My Life” and “Desert Rain”, acknowledged that his arrival in Pakistan was prompted in no small part by the good things he had heard about the place and the people. “I’ve just come to spread the message of love and peace,” he said.
Behzad, an organiser, said that part of the reason for holding the concert is to improve the country’s image.
Questioned about the high ticket prices, the organisers stated, “Local artists are performing concerts with much higher priced tickets, on the other hand, Maya is an international artists who has come from very far for this one-off event. All of this, including our organisational expenses must be taken into account.”
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Maya expressed great interest in Indian and Pakistani music, and said he was contemplating sampling from the genre in the future. “I have been studying the music of the subcontinent, and I find it very beautiful. I plan on mixing the sounds with my genre.”
Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2012.
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I also thought it was Maya Khan :p
IDamn, i though this is that TV host Maya!
@sashayub: LOL. I so agree. I thought the same! =)
in the start i thought it was Maya khan :)
Edward Maya is awesome!
can you please change the caption of this report, for a minute i thought Maya Khan was going to bless Islamabad on Valentine's Day
Very good to see E. Maya performing in Pakistan. Kudos to the organizers.