32-member cultural troupe heads to China

The troupe comprised of folk singers and dancers from different parts of the country


Our Correspondent July 27, 2017
The troupe comprised of folk singers and dancers from different parts of the country. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: A 32-member cultural troupe, led by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Director General Jamal Shah, reached China on Wednesday to showcase their talent in the Xinjiang Cultural Festival.

The troupe comprised of folk singers and dancers from different parts of the country. Moreover, traditional music instrumentalists will also accompany the troupe who is scheduled to perform at four different places in Xinjiang.

Some of the artists accompanying the troupe included, sitar player Aamir Hussain, tabla player Muhammad Ajmal, flutist Salman Adil, rabab player Ghulabkhel, violinist Raees Ahmed and Kathak dancer Adnan Jehangir.

The team represents the top artists of the country, Jamal Shah said, adding that folk dancers travelling with the team will be the main attraction of the cultural troupe. They will perform a variety of dances specific to their ethnic and cultural identities.

The performances include Kalash Valley dance, leva, Kashmiri, classical, Kathak, Sindhi jhoomar, Khattak, bhangra, dhol and Aaj Rang Hae of Ameer Khusro

Every dance performance, he said, will be reflective of the cultural diversity that exists in our country.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2017.

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