Sapta Sindhava – Land of Seven Rivers at T2F

Sapta Sindhava – Land of Seven Rivers*

Insaan Culture Club has partnered with The Second Floor Karachi & Kalaboration to host an evening of stirring rhythms, soulful melodies and rapturous poetries from Pakistan and beyond. Join them on 29 March as they take over the amazing Gabeto Bar in the heart of Camden for a special evening of live music, dance and DJ sets by artists from Pakistan and India.

There will be food and drink aplenty to purchase at the venue so come with empty stomachs and dancing shoes as they sing, dance and celebrate the glorious artistic traditions of the Indus region.

*Sapta Sindhava is the oldest known name for the region around the River Indus including Sarasvati and the five rivers of Punjab that mostly flow through Pakistan today.

Time: 7:30 pm – 2am
Date: 29th March, 2019
Ticket Prices:
Advance: £22 // Concessions: £20 // Group Discount: £19 for 10 // On the Door: £30
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Featured Artists

Arieb Azhar // vocals, guitar

Arieb is a pioneer of the Sufi music resurgence in Pakistan and an interpreter of Sufi poetries. He is versed in the folk music of several cultures such as Balkan and Irish which he often weaves into his powerful rendition of mystic poetries while drawing inspiration from the Sufi Mela festivals of the Indus. Arieb also organises his own festival ‘Art Langar’ and presently heads the cult underground cultural venue of Karachi – t2f the Second Floor.

Suhaee Abro // dance

Suhaee Abro has been training in classical dance since the age of seven and combines both contemporary dance with classical Bharatanatyam. She is the founder and dance director of her own theatre group ‘Nritaal’ and is also an accomplished actor best known for her lead role in the British drama film ‘My Pure Land’.

Waqas Hussain // sitar

Waqas Hussain is a classical virtuoso as well as a contemporary wizard on the sitar hailing from the illustrious Seniya Gharana of music, who trace their musical lineage back to Tan Sen, master musician of the Mughal court of Akbar.

Gul Muhammad // saarangi

Gul Muhammad is one of the last master players of saarangi hailing from an illustrious musical lineage in Pakistan. Saarangi, which means ‘a thousand colours’, was the instrument of choice for both kings and malangs of the Indus for it most closely resembles the human voice.

Hardeep Siera // tabla, mirdangam, cajon

Hardeep has been playing tabla since the age of seven and has been a part of a well-known fusion band in India called ‘Yuga’. He is classically trained in Mridangam from a South Indian international All India Radio artist V. V. Ramana Murthy. Hardeep has a wide knowledge of music and enjoys playing Sufi fusion and Hindustani classical music. He has toured extensively, from solo tabla performances for the Mayor of London to a variety of international/ UK music festivals.

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