Singer Ali Sethi performs online concert
Famous Pakistani singer Ali Sethi has taken advantage of social media to give fans the show they want, by performing an online concert from his house.
The singer set up an Instagram live stream and took song requests from his fans and performed a series of songs including ‘Lag Ja Galay’ and ‘Dum Mast Qalandar’.
Ali Sethi is the first Pakistani singer to start online concert after the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Earlier, veteran singer Sajjad Ali also announced to start online concerts to entertain his fans.
“Now online concerts will happen. Join me and let’s start a revolution. Small gatherings, corporate events and even commercial shows can now happen online,” said Sajjad Ali in a video message.
He further added: “If sponsors want to become part of this revolution then they are most welcome to do so.”
Sethi sang every song requested by his fans and when one user questioned if he could do a Michael Jackson song, he answered: “why not?”
Ali made his debut in 2013, by lending his vocal chops to the original soundtrack of Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Following this, he went on to feature as a singer in a Pakistani production for the first time, with Sarmad Khoosat’s Manto.
Trained in eastern classical music under the tutelage of Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami, Ali is credited for being a bridge to classical music for today’s youth, making the genre relevant to younger audiences.
His songs blend classical poetry with original lyrics and are contextually laden with layers of meaning.