With a name that calls the youth to; rock to unite…Pak Media Revolution in collaboration with DACB student’s council and headed by Mohsin Ali Leghari-they managed to do exactly that. Having performances by Omar Nadeem and underground rock acts Aaz the band, Yasin Farooqi, Hazel the band, Destiny the band, Sundus & Sabeen and rapper Qzer , bringing their melancholy melodies and new takes on old rhythms into DA auditorium on the 10th of April 2010. They played for an eager crowd of DACB students awaiting an event of their lifetime.
Over 250 young and eager audiences filled up the DA auditorium, the concert went into ignition with a bang right at the stated time, hats off to Mohsin Ali Leghari and the organizing committee for observing punctuality and maintaining high levels of security and caution.
The concert started off with a rap performance by Qzer-a well known Pakistani rapper /hip hop singer who has made his name in this genre with his rap skills which he managed to showcase brilliantly while performing a cover of Kanye West’s’ song heartless, followed by an original rap track entitled Karachiter. The crowd consisted mostly of the usual rock lovers but Qzer’s performance managed to dig up the hip hop side of the audience, enabling them to move to his tune and grow fond of this particular genre of music, receiving a considerably laudable response.
Qzer’s act was followed by DACB’s very own ingrown talent; Sundus took over the stage with her delicate voice and controlled vocals making the crowd swoon and croon to melodious old and new Indian songs. Sabeen took over after Sundus showing much stronger vocals best suited for fast tracks, with the right song selection she managed to make the crowd identify her talent.
Keeping the moods high and the crowds singing the next performance of Aaz the band managed to elevate the audience even more adding more rock to roll with. They started off with a cover of Noori’s Dil Ki Kasam where the vocalist portrayed great skills while the band was remarkable in reproducing the perfect tune the original song has. While the vocalist was very impressive with his take on Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s cover Mast Nazaron Se the musicians were all very impressive as well.
Yaseen Farooqi took the concert to a whole new level by his charismatic stage presence and persona, his ease in singing and the ability to interact with the crowd made him an instant favorite. He kick started with Call’s cover Ho Jaane De and followed up with Ali Khan’s melodious cover Surmayi Aankhon Mein. The enthusiasts were out of control on his original track Jeete Jeete,the track being the highlight of his performance. Roxen’s Tau Phir Aao was the song where Yasin was in his top form. With a cover of Enrique’s Hero, Yasin showcased his linguistic talent and finally ended his gig with the funky Akash’s cover Teen Chaar Song. The vocalist along with having good guitar playing skills definitely has the potential to make it big in the main stream of commercial music.
This act followed a break which allowed the crowds to go out and gather up their energy for another set of a vitalizing musical experience, the organizing committee had set up stalls for food and refreshments while the Social society of Dacb managed to generate charity funds with their tattoo stall marking the people with cool signs and whatever they fancied.
If you’re someone who values true old school rock music and head banging the next two bands Hazel & Destiny managed to hit the right cord. Hazel the band performed the most original numbers in the underground group namely, Watan, a patriotic rock song and Ganana. However, their best offering was Noori’s Tum Hans Diye while Abis Zaidi used scream to its full effect on Limp Bizkit’s cover Take A Look around which had the crowds banging and noding their heads. Destiny the band performed two numbers, namely, Rangon Mein & Dunya Hume Jo Kahe and earned a decent response.
For the grand and final performance it was like witnessing a cross between Atif Aslam and Ali Hamza, possessing both their qualities of husky controlled vocals with a pitch that had a significant range and depth Omar Nadeem opened had the audience in a frenzy with his cover of Kailash Kher’s Teri Deewani also including oldies such as Gulabi Aankhen, O Haseena Zulfon Wali, Mere Sapne ki Rani which got the crowd on their toes. However, his original tracks deserve much attention here such Dil ka Diya, Aye Khuda and his latest Kin Raaston Pe. . Omar finally brought the house down with Babia and proved his mettle as an exhilarating live performer. Sadly due to the lack of time and strict time frame imposed by DHA authorities the event came to a closure even the crowds were begging to hear more mr. Nadeem. For sure Omar Nadeem is the next Pakistani sensation that truly deserved the much given fan following and appreciation.
The night came to an end with exhausted and exhilarated audiences and a much more spent organizing committee and staff, but all in all this event proved to be one of the most successful events ever all thanks to PMR ,Mohsin Leghari and the organizing committee… hope to see even better events from all you guys !