300 and Josh (Canada) ~~First Day of Youth Festival~~

The first day of festival enthralled the audience with screening of the movie 300 and then Montreal-based Josh, lined up as Q (Qurram/Khurram Hussain) and Rup (Rupinder Magon), rocked the night. Other than that, two local groups performed and were quite appreciated.

Josh was warmly welcomed by the audience and after the uproar calmed down, unbelievably a female but very energetic voice roared like any thing “Chukk Day Phattayyyyyy” and everyone loved that. Q started the show with a soft but famous number “Kabhi”, that I find quite different from status quo especially with respect to lyrics. Audience was really turned on by their second song “O Lay Gaye Meri Baan Furr Kay”, its dynamic bhangra beat was enough to make audience leave their seats and start doing “bhangra” uncontrollably. They also performed Ajnabi and Aaye Mausam, which they made the videos of in Pakistan. One of the upbeat numbers was Sukhbir’s ISHQ.

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With a strong sense of transcendent spirituality what moved me was their new song touching extreme dynamics of sufi music, “Mahi Ve Mahi Ve Arz Karan, Menu Di Asmani Fitrat De.” Rup said, while introducing this song that it is a request to God, which means give us those heavenly habits and make us humble.”

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The most attractive part was the actual Bhangra that Q and Rup were doing, every movement was set to the rhythm. The last song was “Josh Naal Paao Bhangra” and here it goes;

Aj keha jeha panga asi pa leya
sohni kuri naal gaa kay dil ganva leya

bara sona jeha panga asi pah leya
boli pa ke gori naal Josh a gya

bari sohni laggay lehngay de naal tu
kadi puch lay bhaee mitraan da haal tu
hoye nain’oN de naal nain milaa de tu
nach ke aj sab nu dikha de tu

josh naal pao bhangra, josh naal pao bhangra
saday naal pao bhangra, raste chon hatja
josh naal pao bhangra, josh naal pao bhangra
saday naal pao bhangra, sohniye tu ruk ja

Overall, Josh delivered an enthusiastic and energetic performance. Both Q and Rup knew the trick to involve and captivate the audience interactively. Also, when Rup was speaking Punjabi, he quoted the famous line “Laa’ooor Laaa’oor Ay”. It was truly magnificent to have them in Lahore.

There was youthful evidence of jBn Jaws’ teamwork for managing the whole event successfully.

Credit goes to Bilal Rasheed

6 Comments so far

  1. Opee (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    Awesome coverage. Specially the lyrics, where did you find them!! :D ..

    I hope rest of the days go even better than the first one…


  2. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:37 am

    Khurram wrote these lyrics on a handkercheif as an autograph :D

    Yeah, hopefully ,..far better. LMB team will keep you guys posted about the fete.


  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:48 am

    Josh always make you rock throughout their performances.

    Josh Naal Pao Bhangrra is one of my most favorite numbers ever. Such a cool song!

    Excellent work PS; and yes, Bilal and his friends at jbnjaws are doing a great job… :)


  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:58 am

    They were with so-local touch, no one could have felt that they came down from Canada. They were good enough for Lahorees :). No attitude.


  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 5:00 am

    @HM: Thank u.


  6. Bilal Rashid (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

    *takes a bow* :P



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