It had everything … Aswat delivers on every front.
Published on December 5th, 2012 | by Caesar (Kuwait Music)
When Francois from the Institut Francais Du Koweit emailed us about Aswat early in November, we had no idea about the grandeur and ambition of the event. What took place on Dec 3rd will forever remain with me as one of the most electric events of any kind ever put together in Kuwait.
The Institut Du Francais have been very kind and generous to us. T I’d like to personally thank Julian (the director of the Institut) and Francois (Mission in charge) for being the most gracious ambassadors for France and for bringing the class of Rysha Coda to Kuwait.
I’ve been to the Granada theater before but never did it look and feel so alive as it did on that night of the 3rd. A huge “Aswat” logo on top of the building could be seen from a mile away.
As we entered , the friendly staff directed us to the entrance and the first thing we saw inside the theater was the beaming smile of Wiz Arora, the mastermind behind the hugely successful CAMCO global events. On the surface Wiz is a jolly ol chap who loves his sound, but a quick conversation with him will reveal just how hard and passionately he works to make sure CAMCO are leading the forefront for turnkey event engineering and production.
Narine and a few of our guests went on to take their seats while I took pictures of the place. The lights and sound were immaculate and the stage was set up. The dancers, musicians, vocalists and other artists were backstage and ready to rock. It was great to see so many music and dance lovers flock into the theater to watch the event. The stage was set.
The event was inaugurated by Julian and he delivered a well-expressed note of bridging cultures and how the entire thing was put together. The show started with an exquisite dance routine done over an awesome piece played by Rysha Coda’s Violinist and harpist Margrette. That was followed by Yemeni artists that amazed with their music and vocals. Malik (the founder of Rysha Coda) deserves special mention here for a fabulous concept and damn, the man has some serious skills behind the turntable. His scratches on one of the skits was simply mind blowing.
I wont get into the details of each skit, but you can watch the video below to get a general feel of what we experienced.
When the last routine completed, there was not a single person sitting on their seats. Aswat had just taken place and everyone in the theater knew they just witnessed a show to remember. We would like to thank LOYAC for supporting local talent and for partnering with the Institut , and all the fans , event planners, engineers and music lovers who came out in support of the event.
This was a HUGE leap forward for Kuwait and we look forward to more.
Pictures from the event: