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ART LANGAR – REDEFINING FESTIVALS

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ART LANGAR – REDEFINING FESTIVALS

ART LANGAR

Hello!

Sweet and sugary people of the twin cities it is the great time of the year 2017. Well it is on the ending notes of the circle 365 days yet it is an amazing end.

I am not saying it because the days and nights are chilled but because we are about to practically see a new concept of art.

To me art is just not a three alphabets composition but it holds the way of life in it.

“The music we  listen, the  creativity that  comes  out  of  us in any form, even the way you love is a pure  form of art or to  be  exact the writer I am. It is the part of an artistic attribution given to me by the ALLAH Almighty.” – Fatima Hasan Zaidi

So, here on 2nd and 3rd of December 2017, you all are about to witness the great festival ART LANGAR which has been designed by Arieb Azhar. He calls himself a musician for life and not a singer, whereas I agree to it. And if dear readers you do not believe what your eyes just read, please do come join us at the Rock Musicarium near Lake View Park in Islamabad.

After the successful establishment of Music Mela since 2014, Arieb Azhar wanted to establish a more inclusive platform through the ART LANGAR to gather a vibrant community around Art & Music based on the principles of Creativity, Self-Expression, Innovation, Active Participation, Inclusion, Civic Responsibility and Service to Humanity.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS ART LANGAR?

ART LANGAR is a ground breaking initiative that connects the concept of ‘Langar’ (Communal Kitchen; Gift of Food; Ship’s Anchor) with Music and Arts, to demonstrate the practical and humanist worth of Art; as well as to emphasize that Food does not only come in material form, but can also be ‘Food-for-the-Soul’.

ART LANGAR will include three components:

  1. Art Installations
  2. Musical Performances & Collaborations
  3. Langar – the Gift of Food

Art Installations & Manifestations

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For the first time in Pakistan, Art Installations will be promoted through the platform of an outdoor festival. Professional Artists, as well as Art and Design departments of multiple educational institutions shall engage in creating innovative and interactive works of Art.

Musical Performances & Collaborations

Performances of the best folk, rock and contemporary music from across the country will be held in the amphitheater and grounds, as well as original collaborations. An open drum circle will be organized around a bonfire as well as interactive sessions with music mentors.

Music, here  is  so  much  of  it you  can see  who  is  your  favorite and you want to  listen to.

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Well, take a little of the  writer’s  advice all of them are  great  musicians. Each has something amazing  to provide to  your ears. So do not skip a beat that can make you  groove.

Langar

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The Gift of Food – Contributions will be collected on the first day for a “Langar” or communal kitchen to be established on the second day of the festival. The food will be distributed for Sunday lunch among street children of Mashal Model School, who will be specially brought to the festival. Interactive sessions will be organized with the children in order to provide them a full day of music, art, games, food and fun.

You  will be getting  so  much in  just a little amount so  get  up  buy the passes soon and by  entertaining  yourselves you will  be making  your  contribution for the society  as well. The give and take process of love, wisdom and care is the most peaceful for the soul.

See you  soon and let us all grab a way to redefine ourselves too.

#FATIMAHASANZAIDI 

 

 

 

 

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Lok Mela, Preserved the Heritage Best For Saima Jatti

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Lok Mela, Preserved the Heritage Best For Saima Jatti

Folk’s flavor in harmony initiates from their culture and heritage. Pakistan, being the center of attention for the tourists from all around the world contains a specific importance in depicting its cultural heritage and lok (traditional) music. Lok Mela brings around joyous ten days for the people to get to know about their culture, this year Lok Mela made a folk singer happier too. Lok Mela, preserved the heritage best for Saima Jatti.

Bali Jatti was the first women to be the owner of a stage theater in Punjab but she did not permitted her daughter to adhere her profession but her granddaughter Saima Jatti chose the profession by heritage.

Samia Akhtar as known as Saima Jatti being the granddaughter of Bali Jatti engrossed the spectators by performing the melodious notes and shared the stage with Fazal Jutt on 8th April 2017 at Lok Mela, Islamabad Pakistan.

The annual ten days colorful festival add more  color to it, when the  performing artists  feel proud to take  forward their ancestors profession.

 

During the mela, I met Saima Akhtar.

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Saima Akhtar and Fatima Hasan Zaidi

A very loving artist from Lahore who  performed a song during the day time ‘Teray Bajray di Rakhi’ and while talking to  her I came  to  know that  she she really  happy  as she was given her grandmother’s dress in legacy.

The black dress she wore while performing with Fazal Jutt

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Saima Akhtar and Fazal Jutt

holds great importance, as the same dress was worn by Bali Jatti in 1987 while performing at the stage of lok virsa. This is how  lok mela, preserved the heritage best for  Saima Jatti.

As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.  🙂

 

Getting To Know; Bilal Bakshi

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THE BAKSHI BROTHERS

 

The music of Pakistan is maybe one among the foremost numerous choice of music within the whole world comprises of music genre in various language. Pakistan has developed a large number of various sorts of music and sounds.

A number of emerging bands and singers are taking birth in Pakistan and recently a group has been brought up in the capital; Islamabad.

The Bakshi Brothers from Islamabad have proved to be be the best sound to the ears in the portrayal of traditional folk consolidated with qawwali. The Bakshi Brothers are sons of Azam Bakshi and Azam Bakshi, the legendary classical singer, and tabla player Ajmal Khan, , the fabled classical singer and tabla player.They have been known to the people since 2013.  The Bakshi Brothers, alluring rhythms smashed with mesmerized  vocals during their singing exposure on Coke Studio’s Season 8, this year.

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BILAL BAKSHI

These are the four brothers and Bilal Bakshi is the on the second number. He was born in the midst of the mountains in Islamabad on 17 July 1987. Bilal got his education  from Beaconhouse School System. People are  born with a silver spoon in the mouth but he was born with music flowing  in the veins which was obvious in the cry  since he was in the cradle. He is the main vocalist in the band and band manager too.

Moreover Bilal Bakshi is a man with a happy mood, down to earth, full of care and a man who is always there for his best buddies. Whereas I am lucky enough to meet him and his group over the Music Mela 2016 and got an over whelming chance to interview the artist who is brilliantly a known face but a plainspoken person.

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ME ALONG THE BAKSHI TEAM

Today is 17 July so let us all wish him a very happy birthday and a blessed life ahead with the rhythmic career

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To understand deep thoughts one needs to think deeply by absorbing into the subject and to get deeply absorbed it needs to go through the art of pain and sacrifices. It is not easy for anybody and everybody because it takes the power to love and then break in to pieces and then gathering the broken pieces to keep loving the same subject matter by understanding it deep and deeper..

As Daughters are to Parents; Dolls to the Daughters

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As Daughters are to Parents; Dolls to the Daughters

Do read it and inspiration for the girls and parents a story derived from a sketch by Saad Butt

readers can as well place an order for sketch and can get it anywhere in the world

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