Ahmer Naqvi writes about Red Blood Cat

Al-mashoor critic kitty making al-debut for al-National:

A week ago, in a home-built studio in the city’s suburbs, I had spoken to the some of these musicians about this very concert, which could land them a paid tour of the US – potentially a career-defining move for a small, unknown band from Pakistan.

Back then, they were distinctly uncomfortable with the idea that they would have to showcase not just their music but also somehow reflect Centrestage’s stated goal of helping music transcend cultural boundaries and differences.

“Yaar, I just feel that we should put a paratha and some daal in front of us before we begin and say, ‘Here – this is our culture!’” says Zain Ali (guitars/synths). Although he jokes, it also reflects the band’s major concern.

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