Rahim Shah’s Scintillating Performance in Los Angeles
A Pakistan Link Report
Pictures by Anwar Khawaja

Pictures above: Glimpses of Rahim Shah’s impressive performance at the Long Beach Convention Center in Los Angeles on July 24, 2010

Rahim Shah, a leading Pakistani pop singer, gave a sterling performance at the Long Beach Convention Center in Los Angeles on July 24, 2010. He sang many popular songs which have endeared him to his admirers and won the hearts of many on the July 24 chilly evening. Many of his fans present in the audience clapped spontaneously to express their deep appreciation of his splendid performance.

Currently based in Karachi, Pakistan, Rahim is from Swat. He sings in Pashto, Urdu and Punjabi with equal ease.

His solo career began in the late 1990s and he has lots of hits to his credit from the onset, including the song 'GHUM' which broke popularity records. 'GHUM' isn't Rahim Shah's personal composition; it is an English folk song or tappa, sung by an anonymous singer. Haroon Bacha a well-known Pashtun singer, also sang 'GHUM', but it was Rahim Shah who made the song a hit because he translated the ‘tappa’ into Urdu and gave the song his own arrangement.

In a short span of time Rahim Shah has proved his singing genius. He sang 'GHUM' under the supervision of 'Salman Alvin' and recorded his album working extremely hard and making it different from others. The song turned out to be a huge hit and was highly appreciated by his fans.

His Pashto album 'PEERA' became an instant hit after its release. Another album 'SABARO' too gained immense popularity.

Rahim greatly endeared himself to the Los Angeles audience with his performance.



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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