Posted on July 23, 2010
Filed Under >Kinza, Music, Pakistanis Abroad
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35 responses to “A Day in a New York Park: Swinging to Sufi Rhythms at Union Square”

  1. pharmacy jenny says:

    I went to this concert with a Pakistani friend at work. It rocked. Was a great event.

  2. Wajiha says:

    Does anyone know if a good video of this event is available somewhere?

  3. A Dhamaller says:

    It was a good show, no doubt, but the real question remains what other have asked: Who speaks for the ‘real’ Pakistan, the damallers or the Talibaners. I think neither does, but until we construct an identity that we all can share, no amount of dhamalls will help!

  4. Watan Aziz says:

    Image of Pakistan?

    By ambassadors or qawalis?

    Pardon me, the image of Pakistan in US and other countries is truly based on the good, decent, hard working and honest Pakistanis from the taxi drivers and gas station attendants to the licensed professionals and independent consultants.

    And most certainly their hardworking and decent children, who excel in sciences and arts.

    The ‘first contact’ by these Pakistanis and of Pakistani origins has done more to undermine the efforts of all the hate mongers and fear peddlers.

    Please, give credit to all Pakistanis and of Pakistani origins who are working hard to make an honest living, get successful in life and contribute to humanity.

    The artists are great, but they reflect the “paid performance” and packaged delivery. And frankly, I would rather have most of the officials keep their mouths shut and smiles wide. All they do is translate (and bad one too) and unless you are a Pakistani, you have no clue what they have just said!

    And finally, these hard working, honest, decent Pakistanis are the true reflection of the hard working, honest, decent Pakistanis in Pakistan.

    Just because Pakistan has a bad system and has had “leaders” imposed on top of them, few rotten apples and criminals running around, does not make Pakistanis any less or more than any other nation.

    No nation has a monopoly on goodness and no nation has an exclusive on badness!

    And on moments likes these, it is worth it to say,

    Pakistan Zindabad
    Pakistan Paindabad

  5. Dina says:

    Enjoyed the post and also the comments. Things worth thinking about.