Strings Zinda Tour 2006 – A rocking event


Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians came together at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, California to dance to the melodious tunes of Strings as a part of the ‘Zinda Tour 2006’ concert. This rocking event was organized by CNY Desi. Sentiments Express and Naz 8 were the main sponsors for the event.
Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood of the Strings band shook the audience with great performances on songs from their own albums as well as other songs. They started out with performing on ‘Ghata Chaye’ from Dhaani.

There was a tremendous amount of energy in the audience who was singing and dancing along with the band on the songs they played and sang. Faisal had a great connection with the audience as he encouraged them to sing with them. And he got a lot of support from the people present there. Everyone seemed be humming the tunes and just swaying along the music.

Strings also performed to the track that they composed for the Hollywood movie ‘Spiderman 2’. The track is titled ‘Na Jaane Kyun.’ Later on, Faisal requested for the main lights in the auditorium to be switched off so people in the audience could show their feelings towards the earthquake victims by holding up and swaying their cell phones as Strings sang a song for the victims.

As the event went on, Strings gave a tribute to Nazia Hassan and sang various songs like ‘Disco Deewane,’ etc. They also performed on ‘Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe’ from Dil Chahta Hai. The ultimate performance of the night was on ‘Ye Hai Meri Kahani’ from Zinda. This performance for the audience excited as people shouted and clapped for more.

Towards the finale of the event, Faisal asked the audience to come up in front of the stage to dance to the few last songs that they were going to perform on. ‘Dama Dam Mast Kalander’ was a big hit among people, who seemed to be dancing in full swing to this track with great amount of energy.

Strings performed so enthusiastically that it compelled the audience to sing and dance along. CNY Desi put up a great show with the help of the various sponsors and towards the end, they promised that they will organize more exciting events in the future. So, stay tuned to find out more about the forthcoming events.


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