Another feather is added to the hat of the Pakistani musical fraternity – Boiler Room is hosting its first show from Pakistan. The site officially announced on Thursday that it will be streaming local artists from Pakistan for the very first time.
‘Faltu Pyar’ singer Natasha Noorani took to Instagram to share a poster showcasing the lineup of artists. Adding a Pakistani flair, the blue and pink poster featured hints of truck art that read: “dekh magar pyar se [look, but with love]”a famous saying often found on public transport vehicles in Pakistan.
Noorani wrote that she was grateful for this “marking moment” for the music industry and that she could do it with her friends in the music fraternity.
Boiler room Instagram account also shared the same message and wrote that Pakistan’s first-ever show is “a show to celebrate the country’s new emerging dance music community and its native live performance heritage”. The event is partly funded by the British Council with the support and execution of Dialed In, an arts festival that celebrates South Asians with music.
The event will be streamed live on the Boiler Room site for UK viewers and listeners at 3pm BST.
Besides Pakistan, Boiler Room will broadcast from Paris for two days on July 8 and 9 with artists from the city. They also have shows scheduled in Vienna, Tbilisi, Warsaw, New York, Los Angeles, Stuttgart, Boston and London.