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Classical music festival wraps up at Alhamra – Newspaper

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LAHORE: A two-day classical music festival held at Alhamra to honor Ustad Salamat Ali Khan concluded here on Saturday.

The ticketless event, jointly organized by Sham Churasi Music Circle and Lahore Arts Council (LAC), brought together a good number of classical music lovers.

Singers including Sheheryar Ali Khan, Nadir Ali Khan, Akbar Ali Khan, Faizan Ali Khan, Suraj Khan, Ustad Faheem Mazhar and Ustad Hussain Bakhsh Gullo performed at the event to pay tribute to classical music maestro Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who belonged to Sham Churasi Gharana.

The festival also aimed to promote classical and semi-classical music.

The audience, especially those interested in Ragas and classical singing, really enjoyed the event. The festival had a live orchestra and many musicians showed their skills as well.

LAC officials told Dawn that the council also plans to hold a ghazal festival by the end of August. They said that the genre of ghazal singing was a dying art and needed to be promoted.

The ghazal festival would feature not only seasoned singers but also youngsters from colleges, universities and different music academies.

Posted in Dawn, July 18, 2022