Leading band Parvaaz’s home coming after 7 years
Srinagar: Music band of the subcontinent, Parvaaz, on Sunday performed at a jam packed hall. The team called the performance a “home coming” after seven years.
“Its emotional and proud moment for us as we have come to our home after seven years,” said Khalid Ahamed, the lead vocalist of the Band. “We have come here for people of Kashmir and so that our music speaks to them,” he said before the performance.
The members of Parvaaz were received with a grand applause and screams at ‘Saaz-e- Sufi’ as the band began with Mehjoor’s patriotic song ‘walo ha bagwano naw baharuk shaan payda kar’ (Come ye gardener let us create
The magnificence of a new spring), in their unique psychedelic style. The band also sang their recently composed track ‘Shaad’ (happiness).
Parvaaz is a contemporary music band formed in Bangalore some years ago by Khalid Ahamed (vocals), Mir Kashif Iqbal (guitar), Sachin Banandur (drums) and Fidel Dsouza (bass).
Muhammad Muneem, founder and lead vocalist of Alif band, also performed at the event. He also sang some popular Kashmiri verses with a contemporary twist. An internet sensation, Muneem has been performing since his college days with a band named Highway 61 in Pune, which inspired him to start his own band.
The bands were invited by ‘Miraas’ and Kashmir Talkies, event management groups to the ‘Saaz-e- Sufi’ concert. A well-known television celebrity and anchor, Karan Tacker, was chief guest on the occasion while Kehwa group were the main sponsors.
Speaking to media before the event, Karan urged the youth of Kashmir to join TV and film industry wholeheartedly.
“Kashmir has huge talent and young people need to realise their potential. There are great opportunities which will open only when youth are interested,” he told journalists on sidelines of the event.
“I am happy to be part of such an interesting event in which top bands of Kashmir are performing,” Karan said. The actor said he had been planning to start a unique ‘celebrity appearance’ program in Kashmir with a local group.
“We will start special programs for weddings and other important events so that people from outside come to Kashmir,” Karan said.