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Seminar on the “Dying artistic wealth of Pakistan”

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Seminar on the "Dying artistic wealth of Pakistan"The seminar’s for was semi academical combined with creative and funny atmosphere
The CEO of IPAC shared the story of IPAC and took the participants on the same path of realization that he took.

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Flood relief mission for artists affected by 2011 Sindh floods

During the 2011 floods in Sindh, the Institute for Preservation of Art and Culture (aka IPAC) was once again the only organization which reached out to artist community affected by this calamity.


We covered almost all the districts affected by the floods and helped artists in Badin, Sanghar,Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad,Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Allahyar.

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The major achievements of the relief work included:

– Conducting 1 medical camp with CDRS/ Shine Humanity in Badin.
– Conducting 1 music therapy camp for children in Badin.
– Distributing 47 cash vouchers.
– Distributing 10 tents.
– Distributing 10 shelters.
– Distributing 200 ration packs (each adequate to feed a family of 8 for one month).

Pictures covering the initiative to be found here.

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A Tribute To Mehdi Hassan by Ghulam Abbas

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Photography by: SAM Zaidi
Venue courtesy: Kuch Khaas

The leading ghazal singers of Pakistan and a senior disciple of Mehdi Hassan, the renowned ghazal singer Ghulam Abbas paid homage to his teacher.

Ghulam Abbas has performed extensively on radio, television and as a playback singer in Lollywood alongside legends like Madam Noor Jahan. In appreciation of his outstanding contributions in the field of ghazal singing he has received 192 awards including the prestigious Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) by the President of Pakistan.

Pictures from the Concert to be found here.

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An Evening with Pukhtun Folk Dancers

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Venue courtesy: Kuch Khaas
Media partners: City FM 89

A folk dance troupe from the Bhittani tribe of Khyber Pakhtun joined us and enthralled the audience.

Pictures from the concert to be found here.

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Instrumental Ecstasy – Concert II – Tabla

Thursday, 17 November 2012

Artists: Ustad Muhammad Ajmal and Ustad Ejaz Hussain Jajji.

Pictures from the Concert to be found here.

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Flood Relief Concert – October 2011

Performers : Arieb Azhar, Quratulain Baloch ( QB ), Yasir & Jawad, Todd Shea, IPAC folk artists Iqbal Baloch on Banjo, Amb jogi on Dhol and Mai Nimani group.

IPAC, Juvenile Dignitaries, Sonic Peacemakers and Kuch Khaas organized this fund raising concert to support the flood relief efforts of Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS).
Since the end of September, CDRS has been working to provide free medical treatment and medical supplies to the flood victims in all the affected areas of Sindh.

Pictures from the Concert to be found here.

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Fankaar Baithak – The desert people

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Venue courtesy: The Folklore Society of Pakistan

This colourful Fankaar Baithak was for the artists of the Bheel and Manganhaar communities of the Thar and Cholistan desert.

On this occasion the artists were also enrolled into the IPAC national artist database.

Pictures from the Concert to be found here.

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Instrumental Ecstasy – Concert I – Sarangi

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Featured instrument: Sarangi
Artists: Dr. Taimur Khan on Sarangi accompanied by Ustad Muhammad Ajmal on Tabla and Suhaib Kiani on Guitar and Surmandal (makeshift tanpura’s)

Venue courtesy: Kuch Khaas

Pictures from the Concert to be found here.

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Fankaar Baithak 2011

The Fankaar Baithak was a national symposium on the issues faced by the artist community in Pakistan. Artists, cultural experts and intellectuals came together to discuss and highlight the concerns of the broader artist community in the country.

Pictures from the Concert to be found here.

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