June 2, 2010

Sindh: Cultural Festival at Lok Virsa

Active ImageFestival aims to document, preserve and project Pakistan’s indigenous folk culture and traditional heritage.

 

Below is an article published by Daily Times:

Lok Virsa in collaboration with Department of Culture, Government of Sindh, is holding a 4-day Sindh Cultural Festival at Islamabad from June 4-7 to document, preserve and project Pakistan’s indigenous folk culture and traditional heritage.

Talking to this scribe, Lok Virsa Executive Director (ED) Khalid Javaid said the festival would start on Friday (June 4) at 6 pm at Lok Virsa Complex, Shakarparian, with a prestigious inaugural ceremony to be graced by Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani, Federal Minister for Culture and high ranking officials from the federal capital and Sindh province.

He said the festival would showcase the rich culture, folklore, arts, crafts, indigenous folk heritage, folk music and traditional cuisine of the Sindh province.

The festival will also serve to disseminate the dynamic creativity of the countryside and to give rural folk a pride in their identity, the ED added.

The central focus of the festival will be Sindh and the direct beneficiaries of this event will be artisans, folk artists, rural musicians and other performers from different areas and remote regions of the province.

The main attractions of the festival would include an artistically designed Sindh pavilion depicting culture and traditional cuisine, artisans-at-work exhibition, folkloric song and dances, rural musicians, musical nights, cultural evenings with outstanding singers and performers, stalls by public organisations and NGOs and an exotic craft bazaar, he maintained.

 

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