Atif Aslam rocked Guyana National Stadium with exceptional performance
The Atif Aslam concert was held on May 1 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara, and although days have passed, those who braved the rainy weather still have a vivid image of the heartthrob serenading thousands of his fans who flocked the arena.
The show was organised by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabah and the Bollywood singer definitely lived up to every expectation. Although he arrived hours before his live performance, he left and embedded mark on those who attended.
The highlight of the evening is his melodious and powerful voice that echoed from afar. Singing some of his most popular tunes, the audience – especially those in the VVIP section – took the opportunity to shake the renowned artiste’s hands while those in the audience sang alone.
He performed from the Bollywood genre to folk music, Qawalis and pop songs which have undoubtedly sent the audience into a frenzy. Some of his songs included “Pehli Nazar”, “Tu Jaane Na”, “Tere Sang Yaara”, “Dil Diyan Gallan”, “Tera Hone Laga Hoon” and “Main Rang Sharbaton Ka”.
During his performance, the rain came down twice but patrons were well prepared with their umbrella. After performing some of his hit songs, he performed several done by others which had all sections of the audience singing along.
Also during his performance, several persons were given the opportunity to go onto the stage to meet the superstar and have his autograph. One such person was a 97-year-old woman whom Aslam thanked for being one of his dedicated fans.
In addition, one fan who was a part of the singer’s Washington, DC, concert followed him to Guyana where she got the chance to hug the young Pakistani singer. The show started as scheduled but at the commencement, people were still making their way into the packed arena.
The show was opened with a dance routine by members of the Dharmic Nritya Sangh who made way for the young heartthrob, Vivek Mishra, who was well received by the audience. After singing a few songs, he made way for the man with the golden voice and his band.
The funds garnered from the event will be used in the Dharmic Rama Krishna School Expansion project which will involve the construction of a new secondary school and additional primary facilities.
The mega concert was held to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the arrival of East Indians to Guyana.