Ministry of Sound Lahore: Heard of Saby Khan? Well if you havent say hello to the music promotor who is taking the Ministry of Sound to Lahore, Pakistan. Saby from Keighley in West Yorkshire is a hip-hop specialist and is planning a major open-air concert at Lahore’s Country Club La Rosa next February with the leading nightclub franchise.
Saby, real name Sabir Hussain, is negotiating with members of top rap group Wu-Tang Clan, Dj Motiv8 from the Black Eyed Peas, and electro house DJs. If he can pull it off – Lahore is in for a musical treat it will never forget!
Saby started out as a Keighley College student 22 years ago. The rage back then was Bhangra. So it was only natural that Saby started out by organising daytime bhangra music events in his hometown, before branching out to running urban music UK universities.
This led to him specialising in after-short parties for leading hip-hop acts like Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent and The Outlawz, and went on to organise parties and music events in countries like Dubai.
His last projects involved touring with Wu-Tang Clan at Wembley Arena and working with famous Bollywood names such as Pankaj Udhas and Sonu Nigam.
Saby said: “Pakistan is opening up to international talent and bringing in new famous DJs, rappers and singers like Valentino Khan, Diplo and Mika Singh.
“Back in 2006 Bryan Adams performed to a sell-out crowd in Karachi, and I’ve made it my mission to take huge dance and entertainments names to Pakistan.
“I get many emails from people in Pakistan who are looking to the West for live music and events.
“Security has improved since Imran Khan has come to power and people are feeling happy that the country is opening up to international music names.”
“This event will raise awareness of peace in South Asia and social problems facing both India and Pakistan like poverty, domestic violence and women rights.”