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Bringing music to life with Lahore Music Meet

Bringing music to life with Lahore Music Meet

The Lahore Music Meet is an annual event that makes every music lovers wildest dreams come true. Pakistan was first graced with this amazing event in 2015 when Natasha Noorani, Zahra Paracha, Noor Habib, Ayesha Haroon and Hasan Abbas decided to come together to do something meaningful for music enthusiasts in Pakistan. The event is now in its fourth year and attracts music lovers from all over Pakistan. The fourth edition of the event is now underway and here is all the scoop you need to know.

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One of the standout acts from this whole event was a session titled ‘Mausiqi Mulaqat’. This session was arranged in collaboration with the Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan. The purpose of this session was to bridge the gap between generations by bringing them together with the power of music. People of all ages from teenagers to senior citizens, came together to share the music from their own respective eras. You could see young people trying to make older ones listen to their playlist of Patari Tabeer while people from an older generation tried to get the young ones hooked on to classical qawalis and such.  The occasion also saw two dozen photo prints being displayed from different musical eras along with pre-recorded interviews of late personalities and senior citizens under the banner of Oral History Project by Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan.

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The ‘Song Of Lahore’ is an adroitly crafted classical and musical documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and tyro filmmaker Andy Schocken.

The world premiere of the documentary was held at Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2015, and its screening in Lahore was held on Saturday in Alhamra as part of the first day of the Lahore Music Meet (LMM) 2018.

The duration of the documentary was 82 minutes. Unfortunately, Sharmeen who had to grace the screening with her presence and indulge in a Q&A session with the audience could not be there, however, the screening was still held for the LMM visitors.

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Day 1 of this event also saw the screening of a musical documentary by Academy Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2015, and was screened on Saturday in Alhamra as part of the first day of the Lahore Music Meet (LMM) 2018. Though Sharmee herself was supposed to be a part of a panel session, she missed her flight and hence could not become a part of LMM 2018.

 

Here’s hoping that one day this festival expands to all cities in Pakistan so everyone has the chance to experience the rich musical culture that Pakistan has to offer. 

 

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