Song of Lahore

Song of Lahore

DVD - 2016
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In 2004, Izzat Majeed founded Sachal Studios to create a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. After convincing a number of master musicians to pick up their instruments again, they quietly released some classical and folk albums, but it was an experimental album fusing jazz and South Asian instruments that brought Sachal Studios worldwide acclaim. Their rendition of Dave Brubeck's Take five became a sensation, and Wynton Marsalis invited them to New York to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. After a week of rehearsals fusing the orchestras from Lahore and New York, the musicians took to the stage for a remarkable concert. Featuring musicians Baqir Abbas, Rafiq Ahmed, Asad Ali, Najaf Ali, Nijat Ali, Ballu Khan, Saleem Khan, Izzat Majeed, and Wynton Marsalis
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Broad Green Pictures, c2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD video,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 025192326271


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Apr 09, 2017

A group of formerly oppressed musicians from Lahore, Pakistan got an opportunity to perform in NYC. This is a huge deal for them. This documentary chronicles the challenges they faced as they prepared for and embarked on this journey to world stage. Worth a look for sure.

Jul 28, 2016

Arguably as good as Buena Vista Social Club. Muslim Jazz as championed by Wynton Marsalis. A must for fans of Brubeck's Take 5. Give this a try! The opening sitar chord, then a flute duet when the bamboo flute proved to be better than the metallic one.


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