Shaan-e-Pakistan brings back Music Achievement Awards

The second edition will see a Digital Musical Summit that will club together biggest music prodigies under one roof


Our Correspondent August 04, 2020
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KARACHI:

Shaan-e-Pakistan is bringing the second edition of the Shaan-e-Pakistan Music Achievements Awards (SEPMA) with a Digital Musical Summit that clubbed together Pakistan’s biggest music prodigies under one roof, stated a press release. The three-month-long SEPMA event, led by Huma Nassr will bring together musicians of all genres, providing them with opportunities to be heard internationally.

The Summit in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad kicked off with a white carpet that musicians, producers and other moguls of the industry walked before entering the event. 

In Karachi, the conversation was hosted by actor and host, Hira Hussain. Alongside her, Shaista Lodhi, Sidra Iqbal and Faizan Haqquee acted as moderators for the discussions.

Some of the biggest names in entertainment were invited to speak at the Summit, they include Javed Sheikh, YBQ, Omar Omari, Saqib Malik, Ali Tariq, Alizeh Valjee, Saif Samejo, Irfan Pardesi, Ali Ashraf, Rasikh Ismail, and Faakhir Mehmood. 

The Lahore line-up included Shafqat Amanat Ali, Seemi Raheel and Shahzad Nawaz. In Islamabad, Shahnaz Minallah, Naeem Zamindar, Dr Masuma Anwar Bangash, Abbas Ali Khan, Ali Ashraf, Arieb Azhar and Sarmad Ghafoor participated at the summit which took place at Eco Haveli on Peach Street.

On the occasion, Huma Nassr, stated, “This is the first digital Shaan-e-Pakistan Music Achievement to rise during these difficult days of a global pandemic. Music connects all areas of life, and SEPMA connects and collaborates all industries to raise the cultural milieu of Pakistan and Shaan e Pakistan internationally. Of course, music connects all and SEPMA mixtape volume 2 shall bring forward more original music by talented Pakistani musicians.”

SEPMA 2020 aims to repeat its best practices of the previous year, bringing together the Pakistan music fraternity to celebrate the diverse works of singers and musicians from all parts of the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers will use different mediums to get the word out for the Summit with a heavier focus on digital media. On-ground events are continuing as planned with the proper safety procedures being put in place. The SEPMA team has re-strategise the award show to be engaging and entertaining, despite severe on-ground restrictions.

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