Center Stage has worked with eight ensembles from Pakistan over the course of the first, second, and third seasons of the program. Arieb AzharVery LiveZeb & Haniya, and Noori toured the U.S. in 2012 as part of the inaugural season of Center Stage. Khumariyaan and Poor Rich Boy were selected for the second edition of the program and toured in 2014. Sanam Marvi and Sounds of Kolachi toured the U.S in 2017 as part of the third edition of Center Stage.


Since 2014, Center Stage has hosted journalists from participating countries who accompany ensembles as they tour the U.S. Participating journalists increase coverage of the tours in their home countries while gaining direct knowledge and new understanding of the U.S. media landscape.

  • Madeeha Syed
    Reporter, Dawn
    Tour: Sounds of Kolachi/Sanam Marvi, March-April 2017



A map of Pakistan, showing the different regions of the country