Mekaal Hasan Band is making history by announcing the first ever Indo-Pak band with members from both Pakistan and India. This is the first initiative of its kind and aims to create positive interaction between the musicians of both India and Pakistan, creating a relationship of mutual benefit, trust and thereby strengthening peaceful ties between the two countries. �The band’s third record, ‘Andholan’ will feature the best contemporary and classically trained musicians from both sides of the border and will ensure that the diversity and richness of our shared cultural heritage is celebrated through the power of music and poetry. The band hopes to create music that is of integrity and depth and that stands as a testimony to the power of working in harmony toward a meaningful exchange of ideas and talent. As such, the members of the group look forward to promoting a sense of camaraderie and confidence between artists on both sides of the border and hope to act as cultural beacons for both countries.
Also tonight : Akira Kurosawa’s RAN at Gene Siskel Film Center , The Chicago French Film Festival at Music Box Theatre, Afro-Latin Series: Buya at Blackhawk Park FREE, HotOn1Salsa ” Get Ready Mondays” at Vintage Lounge. More