Songs of Lahore | London Premiere
Director: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Starring: Sachal Jazz Ensemble Run time: 82 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: English/Punjabi/Urdu with English subtitles | Year: 2015 | Country: Pakistan/USA
DOUBLE BILL FROM DOUBLE OSCAR WINNING DIRECTOR SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY
Lahore has always been world-renowned for its music. With the increased Islamisation of Pakistan in the 1970s, many of the city’s celebrated musicians have struggled, but this film spotlights one group, the internationally acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, who have kept on playing. When their unique mix of traditional music with Western flare gets the attention of jazz supremo Wynton Marsalis they are invited to New York.
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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy