Obtaining a permit to have music even at a private party is a royal PITA. I've never tried to obtain one for a concert, so I can only imagine how difficult it would be. We wanted to get a guy to play oud once at a hotel venue and I needed wastah even for that. Pathetic. And the MOI often sends concert monitors to ensure that no one is dancing.
Kuwait used to be a leader in the arts in the Middle East before all the conservatives set about to destroy it. I am seeing some real talent coming up recently and I hope that they will be allowed to CREATE in Kuwait.
Finally, someone with the right attitude in Parliament (see below)! Using the law to change the balance.... This is exactly what MPs in the past could have done to counteract some of the "foreign influences"/conservative policies used by lawmakers of previous parliaments. I don't know anything about MP Al-Fadhl, but I'm liking him a whole lot today!
Al-Fadhl said the decision violates Article 14 of the Constitution, which states that “the State shall promote science, letters, and the arts and encourage scientific research therein”, as well as Article 30, which states that “personal liberty is guaranteed”.