Archive for July, 2014

Zambeel Dramatic Readings presents Raaja Kay Do Seeng

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Sunday, 3rd August 2014 | 5:30 pm

In Raaja Kay Do Seeng, meet an arrogant Raaja who is punished by the wicked witch, a scheming Vazir whose plans go awry, a Barber who can’t keep a secret and a witch who sets out to teach everyone a lesson or two. Will the Raaja come out of this terrible mess? Will the Vazir save his neck during the Raaja’s birthday celebrations? Will Bubbun Hajjam manage to keep a heavily guarded royal secret?

This amusing tale with plenty of fun and laughter inspires thought amongst young listeners on the worthiness of truth and the evils of arrogance. Supported by live music composed, played and sung by Danish Faruqi and Zeerak Ahmed, the sparkling tunes will make audiences want to tap their feet.

Raaja Kay Do Seeng engages listeners of all ages through the strength of the storytellers and the freshness of its approach. Originally inspired by a folktale, Raaja kay Do Seeng is written by Zara Mumtaz, who is well known amongst all age groups for her endearing stories for children. The writer has also written all the songs for the story.

Raaja Kay Do Seeng

Performances
Saife Hasan, Mahvash Faruqi, Saleem Mairaj, Asma Mundrawala

Story and songs written by
Zara Mumtaz (Agahi Theatre)

Music and songs performed by
Danish Faruqi, Zeerak Ahmed and the rest of the cast

Direction
Asma Mundrawala

Date: Sunday, 3rd August, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Entry: Rs. 150
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Children of the Revolution: Readings and Conversation with Feroze Dada

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Friday, 1st August 2014 | 6:00 pm

Join us at T2F for an evening of readings and conversation with Feroze Dada as he shares his personal journey of discovery, set against the backdrop of a beautiful and remote lake community, in one of the most turbulent and dangerous regions of what is now Myanmar.

Children of the RevolutionWe were travelling in a small boat on Inle Lake in Burma when a freak storm hit the lake. We put ashore in the village of Phaya Taung and were given shelter by the monks. What happened next changed our lives …

Children of the Revolution is a true story about a Burmese freedom fighter, a monk, and 600 abandoned children. Set against Burma’s long and violent struggle for freedom, Feroze Dada has captured a powerful and compelling story of heroism and hope.

Viewed through the eyes of a freedom fighter struggling against feudalism and a Buddhist monk determined to build a future for children orphaned through war and disease, Dada sensitively builds a many-layered picture of a country struggling to come to terms with democracy while at the same time, losing its innocence in the face of a surge of capitalism.
— Nigel Carrington, Vice Chancellor of University of the Arts

Feroze Dada

About the Author

Feroze Dada was born in Karachi. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and was Managing Partner of his private client tax practice in London for 30 years. He is currently Chairman of Crowe Clarke Whitehill in Mayfair. He also acts as non-executive director of several private companies, including TCS Holdings Pvt Ltd. Feroz is married to MuMu Maung Dada and has two children, Sumaya and Nadir. He currently divides his time between London and Tuscany.

Date: Friday, 1st August, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Saturday, 19th July 2014 | 10:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a classical qavvaali performance by the Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers, scions of Ustad Bahauddin Khan.

Keeping the flame of the Delhi Gharana alive, Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers perform traditional qavvaali, perfected over 20 years of live performances around the world. The troupe has toured throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and across South Asia and have received multiple accolades for their renditions.

In addition to performances, Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers are committed to sharing their art and knowledge by presenting lectures and workshops about the age-old institution of qavvaali.

Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers

Date: Saturday, 19th July, 2014
Time: 10:00 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.


Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Taj & Shaad Mohammed Niazi

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Saturday, 12th July 2014 | 10:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a traditional qavvaali mehfil featuring Taj and Shaad Mohammed Niazi.

Hailing from the Atrauli Gharana, Taj and Shaad Mohammed Niazi are amongst the finest contemporary practitioners of Hazrat Amir Khusrau’s kalaam. The progeny of the late, critically acclaimed Moin Niazi, recipient of a Pride of Performance award, the troupe has performed widely across the subcontinent, from Pakpattan to Dhaka.

Taj and Shaad Niazi

Date: Saturday, 12th July, 2014
Time: 10:00 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.


Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Subhan Ahmed Nizami & Brothers

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Saturday, 5th July 2014 | 10:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a traditional qavvaali mehfil featuring Subhan Ahmed Nizami and Brothers.

Subhan Ahmed Nizami is a descendant of the prestigious “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana” of Delhi. After his father’s passing in 1999, Subhan Ahmed Nizami, barely 18, formed his own qavvaali group to continue the legacy of his forefathers. In addition to performing in Pakistan, Subhan and his brothers have given several extremely well received concerts across Pakistan and in France.

Subhan Nizami and Brothers

Date: Saturday, 5th July, 2014
Time: 10:00 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.