Acoustica lets its wings fly at the Al Maidan Cultural center
Published on May 18th, 2012 | by Caesar (Kuwait Music)
When we walked into the Al Maidan Cultural center , there was a calm sense of anticipation and a quiet buzz around the audience. By the time the show was done, there was not a single person in the crowd not generous with their applause. Acoustica the band, had arrived.
A brilliant display of versatility
Acoustica had a gig cancelled before this one, so a chance to play to a largely artsy audience was a great break and a welcome one. The stage was set and the instruments were highlighted against a lovely backdrop that can only be seen at the Maidan Cultural center.
The band started off with Natalie Imbrulglia’s “Torn”, and what a great cover it was. Serena’s dazzling voice was apparent from the offset and the band’s harmony and chemistry are undeniable. What I loved most about the band is that everyone had a specific highlight. Taahira, known for her incredible stage presence and beautiful voice as well wooed the audience on a few tracks including Seal’s “Crazy” which I personally enjoyed because I just love Seal!
Then Adriana’s graceful yet distinct cover of Sade’s “Smooth Operator” put the audience in a soulful mood. I thought the diversity of transitions from pop to jazz to rock provided the audience with well needed flavour. And with wonderfully distinguished performances from Dejan, Ellie , Sofia and the drummer (Sorry , dont know his name!) . With the They ended with the classic “California Dreaming” by the Mamas and the Papas to massive applause. I wouldn’t hesitate for one second if I had the chance to watch Acoustica perform again.
Watch the collage below , for performances from the event: