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NAPA’s Young Directors Theatre & Music Showcase begins tomorrow

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The lack of spaces and finances is a major hurdle for theatre artists who wish to present their work to a larger audience. Considering the dearth of halls to perform in and the struggle budding artists have to face in terms of sponsorship, NAPA has introduced a revenue sharing model to support them. With this […]

Mahira Khan, Ayesha Omar, best dressed according to NCCA

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Our government loves surprising the citizens of Pakistan. Usually, we don’t tend to see eye to eye, like Tahir Shah so eloquently penned it, with what our government is doing and it seems as though the National Council of Culture and Arts has continued with this grand tradition. What we’re talking about is a list […]

Karachi Eat 2017 is on the way

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Gluttony may well be one of the seven deadly sins we love to avoid but it is time to embrace this sin cheerfully as the annual food festival, namely Karachi Eat 2017 gears up to fill up your senses. With close to 95 stalls and dozens of brands offering both sweet and savoury delights, the […]

Sufi music festival next month

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LAHORE: Three-day Mystic Music Sufi Festival by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop will start on Feb 10 at the Alhamra Cultural Complex, Qadhafi Stadium, the creative director of the festival, Saadan Pirzada, told Dawn on Sunday. He said the cultural festival would feature an incredible line-up of devotional musicians and dancers from across Pakistan. This year, […]

US and Pakistani groups perform at a musical concert

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Scores of music lovers thronged the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) to enjoy a concert featuring Sangat, an ensemble of musicians from the University of Texas (UT), Austin, and NAPA on Friday night. The concert showcased the success of a three-year university partnership between the two schools, supported by a Rs 100 million US […]

Pemra to launch interactive learning programme

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) will launch an interactive learning programme for ensuring implementation of the Code of Conduct. It has been titled: ‘The Code of Conduct: A Collective Responsibility.’ It will be an interaction with media houses and journalists from the second week of January 2017. The purpose of this initiative […]

To the moon and back

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KARACHI: One was expecting that the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) students’ presentation of Italian songs and poems on the moon on Thursday evening would be a tad dissimilar from what they were able to pull off in September last year, and they lived up to expectation. This time round their performance at the […]

3 Bahadur sequel: forgettable at best

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KARACHI:It is not often that a film-maker reinvents his or her work so much that the end result is surprisingly unexpected. Documentary film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy did exactly that when she delved into animation and produced Pakistan’s first animated feature, 3 Bahadur last year. Two-time Oscar winning Chinoy is known for making documentaries which address social […]

Reviving the film industry

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Pakistan’s rich cultural context made a forceful impression in New York in 2016. It is now expected that the momentum will continue as we begin the new year. Several exhibitions held in the city in 2016 carried works of contemporary Pakistani artists, including those based in the US. Some of the events were promising firsts, […]