REMEMBERING QAVI KHAN
- 18 Mar - 24 Mar, 2023
The three-day-long Pakistan Music Festival, organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan ended on a high note – with great performances by musical maestros including Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Sanam Marvi, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Mai Dhai, Hamza Akram Qawwal, Ukraine singer Kamaliya and many others.
Around 200 artists from different cities performed at the festival. The major highlight of the first day was the mesmerizing performance of sufi queen Sanam Marvi. The young singer, Hamza Akram Qawwal paid tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by singing some of his memorable qawwalis. The audience loved when Ustad Salamat Hussain spellbound them with his magical folk instruments.
On the second day, the young singers paid homage to ghazal emperor Mehdi Hasan with a beautiful rendition of his classic numbers. Those performers included Shahzaib Ali, Imran Javed, Aziz Warsi, Sagheer Ahmed, Akhlaq Bashir, Intizar Hussain, and Ustad Mahmood Ali Khan. Singers Mahnoor Sahar and Narodha Malini created the magic of their voices by performing on Nayyara Noor's melodious songs. At the Pakistan Music Festival, Arts Council's Music Academy Ensemble gave a great performance under the guidance of Imran Momina aka Emu. The participants swayed to the performance of pop singer Arman Rahim and well-known guitarist Afaq Adnan. Folk artists Akhtar Chanal and Mai Dhai performed on the traditional folk songs. Singer Kamaliya from Ukraine excelled with her lively performance. Giving a modern touch to sufi music, renowned singer Ahmed Jahanzeb evoked the magic of his voice. The event ended with a powerful performance by folk singer Attaullah Esakhelvi. He enthralled the crowd with his amazing performance. The show reached its momentum when he sang his iconic song, Kameez Teri Kaali and the audience couldn’t stop praising him for his mesmerizing performance.