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November 21, 2019

Balochistan musical night enthrals audience

Islamabad

November 21, 2019

Islamabad: Lok Virsa hosted a Balochistan musical night on Wednesday featuring local folk songs at the Open Air Theatre as part of the 10-day Lok Mela.

Eminent Folk artists and musicians including Sachoo Khan, saroz player, Taj Muhammad Tajal, Benjo player, Zulfiqar Ali, Dambora player and singers Akhtar Chanaal, Taj Buledi, Khadim Hussain, Naseeb Mazaar, Perveen Rani, Shafi Esaar, and others enthralled the audience at the Open Air Theatre.

Folk Festival ‘Lok Mela’ continues in Lok Virsa where provinces across Pakistan are highlighting the beauty of their culture through arts and crafts in provincial pavilions. On Wednesday, Balochistan pavilion outstood the pavilions of all other provinces in showcasing Balochistan’s rich culture and traditions.

The pavilion showed the beautiful culture of Balochistan through embroidery, dresses, music and food, which is typically a rare find in Islamabad. The pavilion has been set up by the Balochistan Directorate of Culture in collaboration with Lok Virsa.

The Balochistan contingent included craftspeople, folk artists, folk musicians and dance groups. Master artisans were Daryan Khan in traditional ‘Saroz’ making, Miral Khan in leather embroidery, Muhammad Akram in handloom work, Rozi Khan in ‘Balochi chappal’ making, Malookan in Balochi embroidery and others. Minister for Tourism, Culture, Sports, Achieves and Youth Affairs for Balochistan Abdul Khaliq Hazara was the chief guest on the occasion.

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