Okay, Jal the band might perform in Qatar.
When? March 31st. similar news came up a few months back on the Jilawatan website. This time around it is officially mentioned on the Jaltheband.com, but has been labeled as Not Confirmed. This will be in years that a Pakistani band is to perform in Qatar. The last one in my memory is that of Junoon (which I didn’t attend). I am in doubt whether strings have already performed in Qatar or not.
Last year to commemorate the independence day of Pakistan there were a few artists that were called up namely Ali Sher, Rabbi Perzada (if that is her name) and Hamid Ali.
I don’t know of anyone who listens to either of the 3.Hamid Ali could have some fans in Qatar though. But we would be unthankful if we complained because the entry to that function was free.
Speaking realistically today is the 29th and still I have not seen any advert or mention anywhere, I doubt that the organizers could publish a message through a newspaper today, tomorrow or the day after to attend the Jal concert on the 31st.That is not possible or maybe it is considering the organizer to be bad. None of the bands/artists whose debut albums were released in 2004 have performed in Qatar. I guess the options are few, there is not much demand. Still hoping that Jal does perform in Qatar!
Now, a golden question, the amount we paid to see Bryan Adams was 170 Qrs.
I wonder how many Pakistanis would be willing to pay 100 Qrs. to attend a concert by Atif Aslam or Jal in Qatar. Let’s broaden the horizons here and take the situation to Pakistan.
People paid 2500 rs. to see Bryan Adams in Karachi, but how many would pay 1100 rs. to see Atif Aslam. Okay, so Bryan Adams is an internationally established artist or close to becoming /already is a legendary artist. Yes, but I am not saying to pay 2500 rs. for a Pakistani artist, I am asking less than half that amount.
Are we deteriorating the value of our artists ourselves?