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Strutting to the rhythm

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By A. Jafri
Tue, 11, 21

The style of music chosen can help to accent the designer’s collection and set the mood for the entire evening...

Strutting to the rhythm

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Have you ever wondered what makes a fashion show so great to watch? If you ever watch it on stream or have been to see a show live, then you would have been awe-struck by the atmosphere and style of the whole event. Putting together a show may look easy but there are a lot of elements that go into making the spectacle and one of the most important element is the music.

The music in a fashion show can make or break the event. The style of music chosen can help to accent the designer’s collection and set the mood for the entire evening. Music really changes the mood of the show and it’s important you select the right kind.

Recently, Kenneyz Fabs launched the ‘Agy’ range of bridal and formal wear for ladies of distinction with a fashion show held at a hotel in Karachi. At the launch event, the audience was enthralled by the live music that came from Danish Roomi, Hasan Raheem and Sahir Ali Bagga.

Strutting to the rhythm

The event kicked off with the performance from Danish Roomi and his crew. He started with an upbeat number, performing a cover of Atif Aslam’s ‘Hum Kis Gali Ja Rahay Hain’. He went on to sing covers of some popular artists. Once the crowd was enjoying the beats, he slowed the pace and sang his original song ‘Neend Ati Nahi’. And after that, the models walked the ramp as Roomi belted out ‘Afreen Afreen’ by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

The next set was by Hasan Raheem. Originally from Gilgit, Hasan Raheem is a Karachi-based med student, who finds that his heart lies in music. His music has a pop and R&B sound which makes it easy to dance to, which most of the crowd was doing when he started doing his number. He performed his hit songs from ‘Khayal’, ‘Normal Life’, ‘Aisay Kaisay’ and ‘Joona’ to name a few. His performance allowed for the models and the crew to prep for the next walk on the ramp.

Strutting to the rhythm

Finally, the stage was passed on to Sahir Ali Bagga and his amazing band. The stage seemed a little full with the whole crew but they got the crowd up on their feet and even on the stage. His upbeat desi sound and the musical solos couldn’t keep the crowd from staying in their seats. Then came the next ramp walk, for which Bagga chose ‘O Rangreza’. He concluded his performance with a song dedicated to Pakistan.

– A. Jafri