Archive for June, 2014

Rivaayti Qavvaali featuring the Saami Brothers

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Friday, 27th June 2014 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a classical qavvaali performance by the Saami Brothers, scions of Ustad Naseeruddin Saami.

The Saami Brothers were trained in classical music and the art of qavvaali under the rigorous tutelage of Munshi Raziuddin Khan and Ustad Naseeruddin Saami. Keeping the flame of the Qavvaal Baccha Gharana alive, the Saami Brothers are well versed in a number of languages, and weave various genres of eastern classical music beautifully into their qavvaali performances.

Saami Brothers

Date: Friday, 27th June, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 350
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Zambeel Dramatic Readings presents ‘Dhal Gaya Hijr ka Din’

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Thursday, 26th June 2014 | 7:30 pm

Dhal Gaya Hirj ka DinDhal Gaya Hijr ka Din presents a selection from the correspondence between Faiz Ahmed Faiz and his wife Alys Faiz when he, along with several other individuals, was imprisoned and tried under the Rawalpindi Conspiracy (Special Tribunal) Act 1951. He was sentenced to four years and spent time in different jails between 1951 and 1955. The correspondence began after the initial period of solitary confinement was over and the prisoners were transported to Hyderabad.

The letters represent years of hardship, struggle and loneliness that both Faiz and Alys suffered during this time period. Yet they reflect a spirit of resilience and optimism that helped them see those years through. They were preserved by Alys and published in the form of two separate books. While the letters were written originally in English, Faiz translated his own letters in Urdu at the request of Mirza Zafar ul Hasan in 1971. His letters were published under the title Saleebain Meray Dareechay Mein, and Alys’ letters in English were compiled and published as Dear Heart – to Faiz in Prison.

Zambeel Dramatic Readings is proud to welcome two distinguished guest actors Khalid Ahmad and Nimra Bucha to read this selection of touching letters, imbued with delight, melancholy, hope and despair.

Credits

Performers: Khalid Ahmad, Nimra Bucha
Production Manager: Mahvash Faruqi
Sound Cues: Meesam Naqvi
Script Compilation and Direction: Asma Mundrawala
Music Selection: Zaheer Kidvai

Date: Thursday, 26th June, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Entry: Rs. 350
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


The Creative Mind: Redesigning Pakistani Design Education

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Tuesday, 24th June 2014 | 7:30 pm

Join us at T2F for the second panel discussion in The Creative Mind series, brought to you by the SZABIST Media Sciences Department.

Over the last decade, the discipline of design has become instrumental in pushing social innovation and change. The rise of the creative class has, of course, been made possible by reforms in design education across the world.

What is the future of design education in Pakistan and how can we begin to educate a generation of young designers to affect change and accelerate innovation in Pakistan? How can we create interdisciplinary art and media programs that focus on more holistic education? How can institutions build bridges so that design and media students work more closely with science and engineering students?

Our Panelists

Adnan Syed – Adcom
Durriya Kazi – Karachi University
Dr. Noman Ahmed – NED
Salman Abedin – SZABIST

Redesigning Pakistani Design Education

Date: Tuesday, 24th June, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Roshniyon Ka Shehr: Sculptural Works by Rameez Rehman

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Saturday, 7th June 2014 | 6:00 pm

Rameez Rehman was born in 1987 in Karachi. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts Department of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. He works with reflective surfaces, inspired by the concept of ‘Narcissism’. Rameez’s recent work explores the concave and convex form and its interaction with light, colour and the reflection of the viewer.

Roshniyon Ka Shehr


Kaho, Sunno: A Weekend of Spoken Word and Music

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June 2014 | 6:00 pm onwards

Join us at T2F for two days of spoken word performances, dramatic readings, a never-seen-before film by Usman Riaz and a traditional qavvaali featuring the Saami Brothers.

We are excited to present this showcase in collaboration with Spoken Stage, an organization encouraging freedom of expression by experimenting with the tradition of oral poetry and the spoken word.

Downloadable Schedule
Day 1 Featured Performers
Day 2 Featured Performers

Kaho, Sunno

Saturday, 7th June 2014

6:15 pm: The Performance Poets
Original poetry and performances by Haque Academy spoken word poets

6:30 pm: The Prelude to ‘Eyes in the Skies’
Multimedia spoken word performance by Mariam Paracha

6:50 pm: Spoken Word via Skype
Skype-based spoken word performance by Hind Shoufani, acclaimed Palestinian poet, filmmaker and activist

7:15 pm – 7:45 pm: Break

8:00 pm: The Waves
Premiere release of Usman Riaz’s new film

8:30 pm: Dozakh
Zambeel Dramatic Readings performs a play by Ismat Chughtai

Sunday, 8th June 2014

6:15 pm: Five Spoken Stage Performance Poets
Zahra, Hira, Akbar, Zoha, and Hiba present original works

6:45 pm: The Prelude to ‘Eyes in the Skies’
Multimedia spoken word performance by Mariam Paracha

7:15 pm – 7:45 pm: Break

8:00 pm: Spoken Word via Skype
Skype-based performance by Sheniz Janmohammad, Canadian spoken word artist, poet, author and founder of Ignite Poets

8:30 pm: Rivayti Qavvaali
Traditional, devotional music featuring the Saami Brothers, sons of Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami


This showcase is supported by novelist and short story writer, Maniza Naqvi who strongly believes in talent incubation and small acts of creative resistance. We hope more people like her will step up to support and validate Pakistan’s emerging creative community, not just with words of encouragement but with their wallets.


Dates: Saturday 7th June & Sunday 8th June 2014
Time: 6:00 pm onwards
Entry: Rs. 400 per day
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.