Transjoik rocks Lahoris with musical fusion
LAHORE: The most happening event at Rafi Peer Theatre (RPT) festival on Thursday was the Qawali night. Transjoik, a Norwegian group, did a catchy and melodious musical fusion with Sher Miandad, a Pakistani classical singer.
The Qawali night was organised at the Alhamra open-air cultural complex. A wonderful display of disco lights enlivened the performance. The fusion was highly appreciated by the audience.
The group created exciting music with powerful lyrics and used their voices in an innovative way that took the audience by surprise. The music was a blend of modern and conventional sounds. Drums, synthesisers, electronic loops and a bass guitar were the musical instruments used.
Frode, Nils-Olav, Snorre and Tor (members of Transjoik) told Daily Times that their music was highly influenced by Pakistani, Indian and African music and was an intercultural blend. They said this was their first performance in Pakistan and had been a wonderful experience.
Sher Miandad said that he met the group in August at an Oslo arts festival. They had given a joint performance there which was highly appreciated. Mr Miandad said that they would record a song at a private studio on Friday.
Badar Miandad also performed at the Qawali night and enthralled the audience. Faizan Peerzada, from RPT, said that the Theatre and Television Association of India would perform a play ‘Erindra’ at the festival that would be attended by Governor Punjab Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool. staff report