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Jam-packed Karachi crowd appreciates rare opportunity to hear, The Sachal Ensemble / NEWS LINE

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An auditorium jam-packed with an appreciative crowd of Karachi's upper crust got the rare opportunity to listen to the now world famous Sachal Orchestra at a fund-raiser for Developments in Literacy (DIL).

The Sachal Orchestra is the brainchild of Izzat Majeed, a Pakistani-born philanthropist from London, with a passion for traditional music. At their Karachi concert, the Masters played a mix of local traditional tunes like ‘Nehar wala pull', ‘Tere Ishq Nachaya,' as well as famous internationals like ‘Take Five,' ‘Pink Panther,' ‘Some Enchanted Evening.' The last three performances, ‘Lahore Jazz,' composed by Izzat Majeed, ‘Taxali Gate' by Nijat Ali and Brubeck's ‘Take Five' got enthusiastically applauded by Karachi's elite audience. The great maestros on stage included Ballu Khan on the tabla, Nafees Ahmed Khan on sitar, Baqar Abbas on flute, and a host of accomplished musicians playing the violin, cello, keyboard, guitar and sarangi – beautifully conducted by Nijat Ali.  These great musicians were an integral part of the film industry during the Lollywood era.

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