A concert by internationally renowned band ‘Rocqawali’ attracted a massive audience of both locals and foreigners at Kuch Khaas last weekend in Islamabad. It was held under the auspices of the Royal Danish embassy.
The Pakistani-Danish band also performed with their trademark blend of eastern and western tunes, merging the traditional sound of qawali with that of rock n roll from the 70s.
The concert kicked off with the soulful qawali ‘Subhanallah’ and progressed into the more high-pitched ‘Ali Maula Ali’ and alternating between the soft ‘Oh piya’, they went on to perform the powerful ‘Paway tu jaan na jaan’, to a head-banging, whistling and dancing audience. They reached a crescendo with the pulsating ‘Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’, arguably the most well known sufi number in the world.