ZEB and HANIYA, the world renowned band from Pakistan was the crowd pulling after dinner highlight of the Singapore Pakistani Association event. It was no surprise that the Singaporean’s were thrilled by the delightful performance which lifted the spirits of the audience and inspired the listeners to participate by finger snapping, tapping and dancing with great enthusiasm to the popular melodies of the band.
The entire mood of the evening could be described as pure joy and elation as Zeb’s mellifluous vocals, along with the beautiful lyrics of the songs and the extraordinary compositions of Haniya created a magic in their live performance. The band which showcased the outstanding talents of Pakistani Musicians, Sameer Ahmed on Bass guitar , Zeeshan Mansoor on the Lead guitar and Kamran Paul on Drums and Percussions performed to an enthralled audience. Zeb and Haniya have managed to easily blend the distinctively Pakistani feel of their songs with varied genres of music, without losing their authenticity. The sound that comes out of this blend is unique as well as appealing for a wider global audience.
The band performed their most popular songs in several languages namely Urdu, Persian (Dari), and Turkish, connecting with the international audience through the common linkages and heritage. They started the performance with their early popular hit and the title song of their debut album “CHUP” which means Hush! Zeb kept familiarizing the audience with the back ground and origins of the internationally acclaimed and all-time favorite songs, such as the soulful and melodious “Paimona Bide” (Bring me the Chalice), the funky and energizing “Bibi Sanam Janem” and “Laili Jan”which got the Singapore crowd swinging and of course “Chal Diye” (a.k.a the Islamabad song –an ode to one of the most lush and beautiful cities in the world).Other highlights were the emancipation song “Rona Chor Diya” the romantic “Ahaan” and a song from their upcoming album the “Night Song”. The performance was very tight from beginning to end and was extended upon popular demand for some more of their slower bluesy numbers including the poignant song of hope “Kal Toh Suraj Nikle Ga” written by Pakistani poetess Ms. Zehra Nigah.
The live show, very much like the band’s recorded music, was a complete journey; a journey that took the listener through a continuum of moods and emotions – from melancholy to utter joy.
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