I never knew the popular vocal group back in the 70s (AKA Boney M) have ever visited Kuwait before! Those who never heard of Boney M, it’s a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany and consists of 4 original members. They were world popular and sold more than 150 million albums.
I can see on the ticket shown above that they performed the songs Ma Baker, Belfast, Sunny and ”The Black Beauty Circus” in Kuwait back in the year 1978 at Al Andalus theater (currently Al Mohalab Mall in Hawally). It’s interesting how Kuwait was culturally “open” back then, while nowadays it’s a lot more restricted.
I came across this cool dance video on YouTube that was shot at various locations throughout Kuwait. I think the dancer is known as Doss, this dude really knows how to make great moves, I wish I had 1/4 of his flexing skills. My favorite part starts at 2:10, the background music is also cool. What do you think?
Our friend Buzfairy posted this melody which is presumably the new modified melody for Kuwait National Anthem, I remember reading news about Ministry of Information intention to modify the current melody for Kuwait National Anthem and produce a new one in Russia using 120 orchestra players and release it on the national day but I’m not sure if this is the one.
Anyhow, if this is indeed the new melody then my ears find it more appealing than the older one, it kinda has a military tone/feeling in it. What do you think?
It has been a while since I posted amazing timelapse video, our friend Jassim has painstakingly worked for 5 continues months to produce this nice almost-3-minutes long timelapse video titled “Day in Kuwait”. Jassim used Canon EOS 60D, Canon 18-13, and Sigma 10-20 for the production.
I was walking down the street today and found that HMV is located 2 minutes away from my hotel. I like HMV and always visit it when ever I’m in London because their prices are cheaper than Virgin Megastore plus they run great sales. I overheard rumors before that HMV was shutting down and will probably become an online store but I wasn’t sure about that, sadly the rumors seem true because store manager told me today that more than 60 branches have already closed down and there will be more closing because their sales are dropping. I think this is because most people have turned to online music stores in recent years, plus the piracy of course. I always wished that they bring HMV to Kuwait but I guess this ain’t going to happen, and even if they do it will probably end up like Virgin at Marina Mall.
I just came across this hilarious video for presumably grandfathers in Kuwait dancing Gangnam Style way on the Valentine’s Day, I musy say I’m quite impressed with their dancing skills despite their age. Do you agree with me when I say Gangnam Style is one of the most viral things ever happened?