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  • Music, dance and the twentieth wife

    KARACHI: Lovers of music and dance were thoroughly entertained by the popular classical dancer Farah Yasmeen Shaikh and a set of exceedingly talented musicians as they performed their heart out in the Kathak workshop finale act at T2F on Thursday evening...

    Ms Shaikh was initially accompanied on stage by tabla player Yousuf Kerai, vocalist and harmonium player Ustad Mahmood Ali Khan and the talented young sitar nawaz Shehroz...

  • Music lovers get a taste of Sufi music, wrapped in jazz

    ISLAMABAD: Saturday night at Kuch Khaas had a different feel for the audience who got to hear a unique sound of music - fusion between Sufi folk and jazz...

    Powerful vocals of folk singer Qurban Niazi together with the beats of the tabla and dholak and the rhythm of the electric keyboard and saxophone left the audience upbeat...

  • Music Mela — a feast for music lovers

    ISLAMABAD: The manicured green lawns of the National Art Gallery were the venue for the three-day Second Annual Music Mela that started on Friday night...

    The event is being organised by the US embassy in collaboration with the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE)...

  • In music: “I’m always around music”

    And, of course, travelling brings in new experiences like meeting new people and audiences at different venues etc...

    But, his most interesting updates have to do with his collaborations with various local and international artistes (he can be credited with the most number of collaborations)...

  • Music critics wonder: did television kill the classical music star?

    Kicking off yesterday on a breezy evening, the I Am Karachi Music Festival saw thin attendance at the Music Dialogues...

    These are two-day discussions that deal with copyright and recording issues as well as tracing the relationship between music and society, and are a lead up to I Am Karachi's live musical performances due to be held this weekend...

  • Lots of singing and dance at Chitral festival

    Hundreds of Kalash people, including boys and girls, danced in their traditional attires, marking the conclusion of the festival...

    The Kalash people from the other two valleys of Rumbur and Birir turned up in large numbers to the concluding ceremony in Bumburate...

  • Another item number! Hulla Gulla takes song and dance up a notch

    Dubbed as Pakistan’s first ‘solid entertainment’ film, it appears that entertainment is equivalent to a film packed with item numbers and the same old jokes cracked by two of the industry's leading actors, Javed Sheikh and Ismail Tara...

    Directed by Layari King Live director Kamran Akbar Khan, Hulla Gulla will not only mark the cinematic debut of the director but will also serve as a platform for many budding actors like Asim Mehmood,...

  • Whirl, twirl and dance at Alhmara

    LAHORE ‘Raqs Kahani’ (Story of Dance) was all about marigolds, rose petals, clay lamps, lights, a responsive audience and dance performances on Saturday night...

    In her opening remarks, she told the audience that it was the graduation ceremony of the students who had learnt dance and other forms of art during a year at the Institute of Performing Arts...

  • The 100-day song and dance

    THERE is nothing sacrosanct about the 100-day timeline, and no government should be expected to deliver policy outcomes in that time period, unless the policy outcomes are of a terribly minor nature...

    Did Imran Khan actually say ‘give me 100 days to deliver’ or did he say ‘wait 100 days before opening the floodgates of critical commentary on the policy choices made by my government’? It is not clear, and given how things are shaping...

  • People sing and dance to celebrate Sindh Culture Day

    People wearing traditional Sindhi dress sang and danced in various parts of the provincial metropolis to celebrate the annual event, which is traditionally observed on the first Sunday of December every year...

    Besides, events marked the annual culture extravaganza, where people witnessed and became part of the raucous proceedings, featured with colours, and incessant music and dance...

  • Slew of performances on World Dance Day

    LAHORE: Pakistan National Council of Arts in collaboration with Lahore Arts Council is gearing up to celebrate International Dance Day at Alhamra Art Centre on April 29...

    There will be a numerous set of performances in the show that will include dance presentations by students of educational institutions, seasoned dancers and artistes from Performing Art Group of PNCA itself...

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