Literature festival: German author and musician in Karachi

Published: February 3, 2011

KARACHI: Peter Pannke, a German author and musician, will be taking part in the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) at the Carlton Hotel Karachi on February 5 and 6.

The main KLF programmes will be from 10 am to 6 pm. Pannke will participate in a panel session on Sufism together with Dr Juergen Wasim Frembgen (Germany), Dr Michel Bouvin (France), and Samina Quraeshi (US/Pak) on Sunday, February 6 from 11am to 12 pm. The moderator will be Sadia Dehlvi (India).

The Goethe Institut will present Pannke afterwards in a meet-the-artist event on February 9.

Pannke has been visiting Pakistan since the late 1960s. He is in the country these days researching for the ‘Landscapes of the Soul’, a project launched by Goethe Institut Pakistan.

Peter Pannke is a well-known broadcaster, world music producer and bandleader of ‘Troubadours United’.

In 1997 the troupe created the musical ‘A Donkey in the Forest of Honey’ at the International Performing Arts Festival in Lahore. press release

Published in The Express Tribune, February 3rd, 2011.

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