The 17th annual Lux Style Awards are just a week away. This time happening in Lahore, the event has been sobered down, keeping in mind the current state of national crises; to contribute to the cause, it has been developed around the #MeinBhi theme in tune with the international #MeToo movement. No matter what the theme, music has and will always play an integral part at the LSAs and this year it has something very unique to offer. We’ll be seeing Sahir Ali Bagga take charge of an inspirational segment, a qawwali to be exact. After giving major successes last year, as well as ‘Baazi’, a well-received Coke Studio performance with Aima Baig, Sahir has composed an original piece for the Lux Style Awards.
“I have prepared a qawwali for the Lux Style Awards and will be performing live,” he shared details of his performance. “I’ve used and will be bringing back instruments like the Dudak, Baghlama and the Grand Daf, which have been lost to technology and have mixed these in a Punjabi/Urdu qawwali style. I have also taken some verses from Baba Bulleh Shah and will be performing it along with a qawwal team. I had a choice of performing a medley of my hit songs but I wanted to do something original. I’ve composed something that is purely Pakistani – not Bollywood or international - rather upgraded Pakistani music. This is my first time at the Lux Style Awards and I’m looking forward to it.”
Sahir has also been nominated for two awards at the LSAs this year and we hope this debut performance at the awards show turns out to be just as strong as his musical career!
–Aamna Haider Isani