The Embassy of Pakistan celebrating 70 years of friendship between Pakistan and the US, hosted a Sufi Musical Concert in collaboration with ‘The Embassy Series’ on Saturday 20 May 2017. Ustad Dilshad Hussain Khan, an international violinist, composer and musicologist enthralled the audience with his performance on instruments, interspersed with recitation of Sufi poetry.
The Ambassador in his remarks mentioned that the history of Pakistani music goes back to ancient times. The early form of some of Pakistani stringed musical instruments were unearthed in their rudimentary form from excavations in Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa. Pakistani musicians, like Ustad Dilshad, continue to inspire and entertain people with their talent and finesse.
Ambassador Chaudhry highlighted the importance of fostering linkages and friendship through the language of music, poetry, and other genres of art.
The Ambassador thanked Mr. Jerome Barry and his team for their support in engaging Ustad Dilshad to perform at the Embassy.
The event was attended by more than two hundred people including Pakistani-Americans, officials of various U.S. government departments and American public.
May 20, 2017