Recently Ali Zafar held a jam session at his house and invited musicians like Atif Aslam, the Jal boys, Mekaal Hasan, Noori, Zeb and Haniya, Shiraz Uppal among a few others just for fun. And it was at this jam session, according to Ali, where Atif and Gohar played together for the first time in years.
"The idea was not to compete with each other but just have fun. No one was singing their own song but singing each other's tunes. We need an environment where we can play and that is why I did this jam session," explained Ali Zafar.
"What this turnout proved is that we are all together in this. Music, arts and culture are hugely crucial to a nation, at home and abroad. So we need to be united. And as far as musicians go, I think all of us are."
With little or no concerts due to economic recession and security situations, concerts are increasingly becoming rare. Investment in music is minimum and in such an environment, it is musicians who have to rise to the occasion and make things happen for themselves. Kudos to Ali for bringing the music industry together!