Guess who performed in Kuwait in 1977?

By | June 29, 2011

Yesterday I was in 360 Cinescape when I saw an exhibition of the Cinema’s History and artifacts in Kuwait. It is so worth a visit and I enjoyed it very much. What caught my attention however is the stars who once sang in cinema Al Andalus. I knew Abdul halim, fairuz,om Kalthom sang there in the golden ages of Kuwait. I didn’t know that bands like Boney M did too! O someone who looks like the Opera’s Pavarotti but I am not sure and that guy who screams in Rocky Movie and sings living in America -dunno his name-!

I am trying to imagine Kuwaiti men i the 70’s, big hair or long hair with Charleston trousers filing in to Al Andalus cinema and dancing to Daddy Cool and No Woman No Cry! What happened? Why do we have to board a plane to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to listen to good music? In the SIXTIES and SEVENTIES of the past CENTURY we had bands playing in our country… why can’t we have the same in the 2nd decade of the 21st century? He who wants to listen can go listen, he who doesn’t want to can stay at home. Live and let live!

I want to see Ballet, Swan Lake, Lord of the Dance, Opera, Fairuz, something… anything in my own country. It’s not my fault I was born too late in the 80’s y3ni!

9 Responses to “Guess who performed in Kuwait in 1977?”

  1. Gaz Jr. says:

    I was there in the first row when ‘Boney M.’ performed!

    I do remember that night, it was hell of a night, the crowed went insane!

    I’d never forget it.

    • danderma says:

      Now I am jealous!!! Why aren’t we allowed to experience such things?

    • Ama says:

      Wow, I’m really jealous at you! :-)

      Would have loved to be there in the first row.

      Tell us what do you remember from that magic night?

  2. 79ai9 says:

    brown girl in the rain tral la la laaaaa OH MY GOD! i love bonnie M :( masaicheen the guy passed away last new years eve lama kint fil Kuwait :( (well he was in Prague or somewhere around).. i can’t believe they came all the way to Kuwait!!!

  3. Linda says:

    I wonder the same exact thing! Why can’t we have these things in Kuwait? I don’t want to have to travel to Dubai everytime we can hold them right here in Kuwait! Is there a reason though or a law against certain performers?

    • danderma says:

      I don’t think there is a law per say but I think its just too hard and too troublesome to hold these events…

  4. Ama says:

    It’s true that Boney M. played at Cinema Al-Andoulas in Kuwait.

    There’s however a mistake in the above mentioned facts. Boney M. didn’t perform in Kuwait in 1977.

    They did in April 1978 when they did 4 gigs on 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th April.

    I would have loved to be there as well! Must have been magic.

    The first gig on 7th April was just 4 days after “Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring” was released as single in main Europe.