China-Pakistan Folk Music Concert highlights ironclad friendship

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Dec 10, 2022

ISLAMABAD, Dec10 (Gwadar Pro) - To promote China-Pakistan cultural exchanges and cooperation, the China Cultural Centre in Pakistan and Hebei Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism of China with the collaboration of Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) jointly produced a China-Pakistan Folk Music Concert to highlight the bilateral ironclad friendship.

This folk music concert was performed by the Chinese Orchestra of Hebei Song & Dance Theatre and the Pakistani Folk Band of Salman Adil /National Performing Arts Group of Pakistan National Council of the Arts. It is supported by China News Network, CNS Hebei Branch and Hebei Arts Centre (Hebei Foreign Cultural Exchange Centre).

The 80-minute online concert included various musical performances by well-known artists from China and Pakistan.

Hebei Provincial Song and Dance Theater National Orchestra is affiliated to Hebei Provincial Song and Dance Theater Performing Arts Co., Ltd., established in 1960, and is the only professional national orchestra in Hebei Province.

After years of practice and development, especially after 2018, it has gradually developed into a full-staffed national orchestra with much high musical literacy. It has performed in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Greece, North Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand and other countries as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Salman Adil is a famous Pakistani musician who is good at playing the bansuri, flute and singing. He has published many albums such as "Dream Journey". Salman Adil is a member of the National Arts Council of Pakistan and has toured many countries and regions or participated in cultural exchange activities on behalf of Pakistan.

The participating members also included Pakistani folk instrument players such as Pakistani sitar player Arsalan Nizami, tabla drum player Amoos Khan, and keyboard player Obaid Baber and dancers from the National Performing Arts Troupe of the National Arts Council of Pakistan.

The Concert was broadcast live on Pakistani and Chinese media. The video speeches by senior officials from each country were also given before the concert.

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