First Music Festival For Children Concludes In Lahore
The past couple of years have seen an increase in the number of festivals taking place across the country. Aside from events organized for the youth and adults, there are unique events that cater to children where they can learn and enjoy at the same time.
One such festival that aimed to integrate music with learning was recently arranged for children and families. Held at Ali Institute of Education in Lahore, on February 4, it was the first ‘Music Festival for Children and Families’ to ever take place in the country. The program line-up included workshops on several topics such as Introduction to Mosiqi and Mosiqar for the Sub-Continent, History of Singing and Listening to Qawwali and How To Set Up a Recording Studio from Scratch.
Former Pakistan Idol winner Zamad Baig was also in attendance and served as the judge for competitions held during the event. He also performed at the festival’s closing.
Aside from workshops and the performance, the event featured food and games that kept visitors engaged as well as entertained. A total of 700 people including parents, teachers and children attended the inaugural edition.
The one-day event was organized by a non-profit called Roshan Rahain who shared the objective behind the festival. “The idea behind organizing the music festival was to introduce the concept of integrating music with learning skills of children,” said Shaigan Azhar, who is the CEO of Roshan Rahain. “We worked very hard to put together a series of musical workshops which were engaging and fun to attend. We had hundreds of children, families, teachers who attended our festival and it was encouraging to see that almost all of them endorsed our idea.”
A music festival that caters to children certainly holds merit and we hope such projects continue to happen in the future.