The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Thursday announced to hold a 10-day annual folk festival ‘Lok Mela’. The event, which begins today (Friday) aims to bring 500 craftsmen from across the country to celebrate and showcase rich cultural diversity.
The festival will feature provincial pavilions depicting various cultural themes, Lok Virsa pavilion, cultural food stalls, folk music and dances. Special evenings and performances include finale of traditional Baloch instrument Saroz playing on April 2, performance of emerging child folk stars on April 3, diverse folk performances on April 4 and 6, Sindhi musical night on April 5, musical night of Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir on April 7, Punjab musical night on April 8, Balochistan musical night on April 9, and K-P musical night, concluding ceremony and awards to artisans on April 10.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2016.
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