Folk and Traditional

Intangible cultural heritage is the living heritage of our forebears, which is kept alive by communities and individuals through their skills, traditions, customs and habits, and which is passed on to succeeding generations. Folk Music is a large part of the identity of Pakistani performing arts and we play it with pride at Kuch Khaas

With a vast variety of events and a great tradition of fairs and festivals that hold culture and folk art at its core.

Join us in celebrating our combined identity at Kuch Khaas

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Instrumental Ecstasy

The classical music of the subcontinent is one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world. Its origins go back to the Vedic Period (roughly 1500 BC to 500 BC). Instrumental Ecstasy is a six part series of concerts where you are taken on an exciting journey to discover the melodic brilliance of the Indian subcontinent through Classical Instrumental Music.

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Qawwali Night:

Kuch Khaas brings you a legacy of enjoyable evenings admist the sounds of authentic qawwali, taking you on a journey that explores the origins, evolution, growth, development and establishment of a fundamental element of Sufism in South Asia.

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Qawwali Night – Ally Adnan & Ghayoor, Moiz, Mustafa Qawwal

  Kuch Khaas brings you another night of mesmerizing, soulful, trance inducing qawwali. Performed by Ghayoor, Moiz, Mustafa Qawal, direct descendants of Miyan Samat Bin Ibrahim, the very first exponent of Khusrawi Qawwali. Also featuring the noted musicologist Ally Adnan, enlightening us on the history, art, and practice of Qawwali. The event featured a soulful qawwali performance…

Qawwali Night- Ustad Sher Ali Khan and Ustad Mehr Ali Khan

Highlights of Qawwali Night Highlights from a night of mysticism and music. Bravo Mehr Ali & Sher Ali Qawwalii Posted by Kuch Khaas – The Centre for Arts, Culture & Dialogue on Wednesday, 14 June 2017   Ustad Sher Ali Khan and Ustad Meher Ali Khan are two prominent names in Urdu qawwali. The brothers,…

Tribute to Amjad Sabri

Islamabad paid tribute to the Legend Amjad Sabri with a night of Qawwali. A performance by Ustad Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad.

Workshop on Sufi and Contemporary Dance

The U.S. Embassy Islamabad and Kuch khaas jointly organised a two-day workshop on sufi and contemporary dance styles lead by the legendary dance teacher and choreographer Nighat Chaudhry, facilitated by Imran Nafees Siddiqui. This workshop was part of the 14th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Day Islamabad 2015    

Instrumental Ecstasy Concert VII: Sitar

  The Institute for Preservation of Art and Culture (http://www.facebook.com/ipac.pakistan) and Kuch Khaas bring you the seventh concert of the Instrumental Ecstasy series of concerts where you shall be taken on an exciting journey to discover the melodic brilliance of the Indian subcontinent through Classical InstrumentalMusic. The classical music of the subcontinent is one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions…

A Tribute to Allan Faqir

  IPAC (Institute for Preservation of Art and Culture) and Kuch Khaas pay homage to Allan Faqir, the Waee wizard. Singing and dancing with his signature peacock tailed ajrak turban swaying and eyes sparkling with mischief, Allan Faqir was probably the best known and best loved of all Sindhi folk musicians. Paying homage to this…

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