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Tehzeeb Festival ends on high note

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KARACHI: The queue outside the auditorium on the third day of the 10th Tehzeeb Festival showed no signs of abating despite the cold winds blowing through the city. The three-day festival ended on Sunday on a high note, after treating the audience to different genres and styles of traditional music — khayal, thumri, ghazal and […]

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Guitarist Tafu awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

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The government of Pakistan has awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to trend setter solo guitarist and music teacher, composer Sajjad Tafu for 2015. Tafu is the first guitarist of the country who has been recognised worthy of the award. The 50 years old Tafu comes from Lahore’s famous Mozang Gharana of musicians including composers and music directors Ustad […]

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Writers on music

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THERE has been a dearth of learned writers on music in Pakistan. If the writers themselves are practising musicians, especially vocalists, and also possess writing skills, they are in a better position to explain and convey to the readers the rich heritage of classical music in the subcontinent and the significance of innumerable raags. Most […]

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