Lok Virsa would organize three-month musical training classes in singing, flute and Rubab from February 3. The classes would be held on Saturdays & Sundays.
Ustaad Sultan Fateh Ali Khan would conduct the singing classes. He is the son of late Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan who was among the foremost Khayal vocalists of Pakistan and a leading exponent of Patiala Gharana.
Ustad Sultan Fateh Ali Khan has been instrumental in keeping his father’s legacy alive by passing on the knowledge of classical music to the new generation. He would teach light classical singing. Salman Adil would conduct flute classes. He has been practicing and teaching flute for several years. A master musician, Salman runs his own academy and was apt at teaching the basics, to advance skills of playing flute tunes to beginners, at a reasonable pace. Adnan Haider, who is master of playing Rabab would conduct the Rubab classes.
He learnt playing Rubab from Ustad Gulab Afridi and has been practicing this art for the past 12 years. He is well-known for his renditions of Pashto tunes and has performed at prestigious platforms in Pakistan and abroad. For registration interested candidates can contact on phone number 051-9249209. More over ,
Lok Virsa established ‘Heritage Shop’ here at Pakistan Monument Museum (PMM), Shakarparian. ‘Heritage Shop’ would provide an opportunity to the visitors to buy the videos and CDs of performances and documentaries on renowned folk artists, books on folklore and Lok Virsa’s publications of their choice.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of newly established ‘Heritage Shop’, Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed said the project was conceptualized and executed with an aim to promote and safeguard traditional values. She said a large number of people from different walks of life also attended the shop inauguration ceremony.
The Pakistan Monument Museum depicts ancient civilization, freedom struggle of Pakistan, birth of Pakistan and major achievements of Pakistan to-date. The PMM also has the facilities of reference library, audio-visual archive and conference hall along with a sixty-two (62) seat capacity auditorium known as Panorama Hall.