Islamabad: As a light winter drizzle chilled Islamabad’s air on a dark Friday night, the hearts of those within the Pakistan Arts Council (PNCA) felt the warmth of Pakistani-Chinese friendship. Pakistan and China.
On the weekend night, celebrating the friendship between the two countries, the China Cultural Center of Pakistan and the Hebei Province Culture and Tourism Bureau of China, in cooperation with PNCA, jointly produced a Sino-Pakistan Folk Music Concert to strengthen the impregnable friendship between the two countries. made it stand out.
Chinese artists sang folk songs and performed in Chinese orchestras, while Pakistani artists told folk stories through dance performances and played famous folk melodies on traditional musical instruments.
Ayoub Jamali, Acting Executive Director of PNCA, said folk music connects people to their roots and listening to each other’s folk music helps Pakistani and Chinese people build a spiritual connection with each other’s roots. I believe that
“In today’s busy life and loud music, soft folk melodies not only calm the mind, but also deepen our understanding of culture and history. It gave us a glimpse into our roots and gave the audience a better understanding of the history and traditions of both countries,” Jamali said. Xinhua News Agency.
During the 80-minute online concert, Pakistani audiences praised “Fighting the Typhoon” at Guzheng and the musical “Date Harvest” at Suona, while performances of folk songs by Pakistani artists such as Rhubarb and Tabla also received applause. received. .
in a conversation with Xinhua News AgencyNauman Khan, a 25-year-old visitor, said it was the first time he had had the opportunity to hear and see a Chinese-style orchestra and was looking forward to seeing and performing with a Chinese theater company in Pakistan. Added. Live for Pakistani audience.
“Pakistani people are very interested in Chinese cultural performance because it connects them with China and is unique in the way they do it. We also hope to welcome the Chinese theater company again so that we can enjoy it again,” Jamali said.
The Pakistani and Chinese artists also collaborated on two songs, “Jasmine Flower” from China and “Rim Jim” from Pakistan.
“The artists were playing folk melodies using traditional instruments, and the sound we heard was the sound of friendship. It’s the sweetest sound of all,” Khan said. Xinhua News Agency.