In Conversation With Umair Jaffar
Rare Performing Arts Traditions from Pakistan
Wednesday July 5th - Ismaili Centre Toronto Social Hall
From the highlands of the Karrakorams to the emerald blue waters of the Makran coast, Pakistan is home to a diverse array of artistic heritage. Unfortunately most of it is relatively unknown and unacknowledged. Join Umair as he takes you on a musical journey across Pakistan though this multimedia presentation. He will share the story of how he accidentally stumbled upon the hidden and vanishing musical treasures of Pakistan, and will talk about some of the issues threatening their survival.
Umair Jaffar is the Manager for Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum. Prior to arriving in Canada he founded the Institute for Preservation of Art and Culture (also known as IPAC), a nonprofit social enterprise based in Pakistan which works for the preservation and promotion of the traditional art forms of Pakistan.
Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Pakistan- Toronto
Consul General Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui