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  • 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 idea is to encourage live music, provide platform to talented musicians, and make the show bigger next year and the years to follow,” said Project Coordinator, FACE, Mehnaz Perveen explaining how this year a day-long Movie Festival had been included to promote films...

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

    At a recent meeting with him in Karachi, he spells out his engagements, “I am doing tours, making new songs, recording, collaborating with different artists...

    Music, music everywhere!”Falak has a special attachment with Simdh...

  • 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...

  • Whisky, clubs, music: Karachi’s nightlife behind closed doors

    KARACHI: A new generation is seeking to revive the partying traditions — albeit behind closed doors — of the metropolis that was home to several nightclubs before the country was fundamentally altered by the Islamisation in the late 1970s...

    After decades of violence, bitter political acrimony and bloody turf wars, Karachi’s golden era is being revived by the youths...

  • I Am Karachi music festival from 11th

    KARACHI: I Am Karachi (IAK) in collaboration with Lok Virsa and the Arts Council Karachi will hold a music festival from Nov 11...

    The music festival cut across “all three parameters”: it’s being done at public places, music transcended cultures (so it’s about changing discourse), and gave a platform because “IAK is a movement, not an initiative”...

  • German music adds to Karachi’s cultural vibrancy

    KARACHI: International music artists are adding on to the city’s cultural vibrancy and the Friday evening performance of German artists blended with eastern classical music at Habib University was another step away from the usual sampling of music...

    The collaboration between the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and HU’s Centre for Media and Design resulted in a night of electronic and house music that took an...

  • Music lovers and Karachi Files

    KARACHI: Genres of music do not need categorisation as long as their listeners enjoy it...

    This was exactly what happened on Wednesday evening when 11 electronic musicians from Germany, Pakistan and the Maldives performed at a concert called Karachi Files in the Arts Council’s open-air theatre...

  • Govt to sell off its HBL stake for $1.02bn

    The UBL, at the time of its incorporation in August 1941, had a paid-up capital of Rs2...

    From the next week, the Privatisation Commission is launching roadshows for the National Power Construction Company (NPCC), whose sell-off is expected to be completed by May this year, he said...

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