No violence, just violins

Music teacher celebrates 532nd anniversary of the violin by playing to a small audience.

Web Desk June 18, 2012

Ghulam Ali Lahooti, a music teacher, recently celebrated the 532nd anniversary of the violin by playing traditional and western tunes to a small audience.

Local musicians have used the violin in ghazals and qawalis, setting aside the impression that it is a western instrument.

Lahooti believes that with government’s assistance, his musical efforts which include a violin school can help bring the music lovers from different parts of the world closer and can also present Pakistan in a positive way.

“The Violin should be promoted in Pakistan the same way it is promoted in other countries,” Lahooti had told The Express Tribune in an earlier interview.

He hopes that people will be inspired to take up playing the violin after listening to his music.


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