December issue 2010
Let the Music Play
By Zara Farooqui | Society | Published 12 years ago
In its latest attempt to promote the arts in Pakistan, HUM TV collaborated with Marriott Hotel to host a music programme called Sarega Celebrating Pakistani Music on November 13, which covered Pakistan’s musical journey through different periods of its history.
The enchanting night of music and dance featured famous singers and performers such as Bushra Ansari, Tehseen Javed, Fariha Pervaiz, Mishi Khan and Komal Rizvi. The show opened with the soundtrack of HUM TV’s play Dastaan, sung by Sohail Haider, followed by Shazia Manzoor’s lively Punjabi folk number “Ballay Ballay.” The rest of the evening saw qawwali numbers by Zain, dance performances by Kiran, and several HUM TV dramas’ original soundtracks.
Two of the celebrities of Chote Ustaad, Mayer and Vania, sang “Yaro Yehi Dosti Hai” and were then presented with trophies and bouquets by Samina Peerzada on behalf of the hosts. And just when the audience least expected it, Strings was called up on stage to present their ever popular numbers “Keh Diya” and “Chaiye Chaiye.” The evening was fittingly rounded off by a brilliantly choreographed dance performance by Kiran and her troupe of dancers to a medley of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s songs.