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Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi، M.R Kyani Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Nov 11
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It was 11 years ago that Sabeen Mahmud founded PeaceNiche – a
non-profit organization dedicated to promoting democratic discourse
and conflict resolution through intellectual and cultural engagement,
whose activities took place on the second floor of an old building at
Ittehad, in Phase 7 DHA. The story of how the vision and passion of
one women and her companions turned into an institution that inspired
and continues to inspire thousands of young students, artists,
musicians, activists, entrepreneurs… of Karachi, is one of heroism,
tragedy and rekindled hope. Though Sabeen is no longer physically
among us, her presence continues to grow through her legacy of T2F and
the work that is far from over.

When I shifted to Karachi five months ago to take over as Director
T2F, I was astonished to discover how many professional artists,
journalists, musicians, intellectuals, entrepreneurs and business
people of Karachi have been directly influenced by Sabeen Mahmud and
T2F. Here credit is also due to all those dedicated people who managed
to keep the work at T2F alive and relevant, even after Sabeen’s

Our regular programs that happen on almost a daily basis at the T2F
Faraar Gallery include: Art Exhibitions; Science ka Adda; Thinking
Films; Urdu Hai Mera Naam; Qavvaali Series; Sur Ka Safar; First
Fridays Open Mic; Dance Mandala; Dholi Taro Drum Circle; Maa Dharti
Project; Philosophy Circle; Comedy Nights; Jambro Jamathon; Debating
Circuit; Hafta-Itvaar Arts Bazaar; Book Launches; Poetry Readings &
Spoken Word; Improv Theatre; Music and Dance Workshops and various
other talks, projects and panel discussions relevant to civil society
of Pakistan today.

The work of T2F is imperative for the intellectual growth of our
society, as not just the first cultural café and art venue of its kind
in Pakistan; but also as a safe platform for discourse, an incubator
of constructive ideas, and a generator of culture. As all real
initiatives, T2F is dependent on the community that it serves. We
therefore call upon your continued support and invite you to join us
at our fundraiser concert, “Sur Sangam” for an inspiring night of
devotional music, with two of the top musical acts of their respective
genres of mystical music – Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Raziuddin
Qavvaal and the Shah Jo Raag Faqeers of Bhitshah.

Shah Jo Raag Faqeer are the preeminent musicians from the shrine of
Hazrat Shah Latif in Bhitshah and specialists in the recitation of
Bayt-Vaai. Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Raziuddin are the most
prominent masters of the Qavvaal Bachon ka Gharana - the oldest branch
of Qavvaali hailing from the first students of Hazrat Ameer Khusro.

Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018
Timings: 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Venue: Arts Council Karachi
Pass: Rs. 2000/-


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Contact. +(92-21) 3538-9043
[email protected]

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