Group of eight artistes going to China

The culture exposure visit, which is being supported by the Chinese government


APP September 13, 2017
The culture exposure visit, which is being supported by the Chinese government. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: A group of eight artistes left for China on Tuesday to participate in different events in two Chinese provinces — Xinjiang and Liaoning.

The culture exposure visit, which is being supported by the Chinese government – is part of the Cultural Caravan project of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and the Chinese Cultural Centre in Islamabad.

PNCA troupe returns from China

The cultural delegation includes travel photographer Danial Shah, musician Mehdi Raza, rabab player Gulab Khel, visual artist Aleem Dad Khan, flautist Salman Adil, filmmaker Amir Rao, Bharatnatyam performing artist Amna Mawaz Khan and anthropologist Ashraf Kakar.

The group will tour two provinces of China including the bordering Xinjiang and Liaoning to discover, explore and learn more about the rich culture and folk traditions of the people of China.

Speaking at the send-off ceremony, PNCA Director General Jamal Shah said that the Cultural Caravan is a multi-disciplinary art.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2017.

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