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Qatar Tourism Authority is bringing a Live Concert of “Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Qatar”. The event will be held on Friday, 29th of January 2016 at Asian Town Amphitheatre.
Ahead of his first-ever concert in Qatar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who is one of Asia’s biggest music sensations, spoke about his passion for music and how he looks forward to the event.
Q.Where do you enjoy the most, singing live or recording in studio? And why?
Ans: They are both two different aspects of singing. Recording a song has to be in a studio and live shows are my real passion, something i have been doing from childhood.
Q. You are coming to perform in Qatar for the first time. What songs the Doha audience should expect? Will it be a mix of your film songs and Qawwalis?
Ans: I am really looking forward to performing in Qatar as I have performed in several other GCC states but not in Qatar. Thanks to PME, my international management company and Apex Events the local event organisers for making this happen.
The performance will be special and have a variety of my super hit songs from Bollywood, my album ‘Back 2 Love’, and of course Qawwalis are the heart & soul of my performances. Also, there will be a special tribute to my uncle and Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Q. You are ably carrying forward the legacy of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Should we look forward to listening to some of Khan Sahab’s greatest Qawwalis?
Ans: Without this any of my performances are incomplete, and yes for sure, I will do my best but no one can be like my Ustad.
Q. Are there any upcoming Bollywood projects you are working on?
Ans: There are several and I have recorded over a dozen songs in the past 2 months and the films will start featuring from next month onwards.
Q. Your message for the Doha audience?
Ans: Doha, Keep Jan 29 booked for a magical experience of soulful music and i will give my very best to entertain you.
Qatar Tourism Authority Presents
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live in Qatar
Brought to you by Damasco, Platinum Sponsors: GAC motors, Honda, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Gold Sponsors: QALCO.
The event organised by Apex Events will be held at Asian Town Amphitheater (Westend Park) on Friday, 29 January 2016 at 8 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.
“Apex Events have planned this spectacular show to promote multi-cultural activities in Doha, Qatar. This will be the first one in our calendar and many more to come in this year,” Mr. Jawed Khatri, Managing Director of Apex Events said.
As per Mrs. Sana Salman, Director of Marketing at Apex Events, “Our main motive is to promote Qatar as a country to top notch artists in Asia and the Asian Talents in Qatar Socio – Culture platforms. This will apparently help Asian expats in Qatar to have quality entertainment coming on their way.”
“We sincerely thank Qatar Tourism Authority to support our initiative and helping us to put forward the biggest Asian musical performance. Residents and visitors from neighboring countries can expect a magical performance,” she added.
Tickets are available at popular outlets and also online at Q-Tickets and Virgin Tickets.
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