HYDERABAD: The five-day Ayaz Melo, 2016, named after iconic Sindhi and Urdu poet late Shaikh Ayaz, will begin tomorrow (Wednesday) at Café Khanabadosh in Hyderabad. The event will feature academic and literary discourses on poetry and literature and musharia (poetic symposium) while the evenings will entertain the participants with the musical nights The cafe, a brainchild of activist and philosophy teacher at Sindh University Amar Sindhu and her team, is organising the second Ayaz festival. The first event took place in 2015. Sindhu and her team, at a media briefing on Monday, said the event will offer an opportunity for literary figures, writers, poets, intellectuals and common people to interact. “Ayaz Melo is achieving its aim of uplifting Sindhi literature and promoting Shaikh Ayaz as a literary icon and role model of Sindhi society.” A musharia will be arranged daily in Urdu, Sindhi, Seraiki, Punjabi and Pashto languages. Singers Agha Sanaullah, Aqeel Warsi, Fakhar Ali, Shafee Fakir and others will perform during the musical evenings.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2016.
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