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June 2014

Jun 02, 2014
Poor or rich, they’re definitely going places! All set to tour the US as a part of the Center Stage US exchange programme is Lahore-based indie band, Poor Rich Boy. Are we surprised? Not really. They...

May 2014

May 30, 2014
In conversation with Hind Benali, president of a contemporary Moroccan dance collective The Moroccan dancer speaks about her struggle to bring modern dance to Morocco “I get the feeling of [being] a...
May 17, 2014
KARACHI: Lahore-based band ‘ Poor Rich Boy ’ will be heading to the US next month to take part in the ‘ Center Stage ’ exchange program initiated by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational...
May 08, 2014
A boring and bureaucratic city no longer—that was the consensus of Islooites who attended the 2014 Music Mela Conference that rocked the city’s Red Zone at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts...

April 2014

Apr 11, 2014
Poor Rich Boy is an indie folk band from Lahore, Pakistan that plays beautiful music reminiscent of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine. The band sings in English, which limits them on the local Pakistani music...

November 2013

Nov 26, 2013
(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) announced a $130,000 award from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation in support of season two of Center StageSM, a cultural exchange...

July 2013

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Jul 29, 2013
Lahore, Casablanca, and Agadir, Ho Chi Minh City, Peshawar, and Hanoi. Each has served as a global and cultural hub for centuries. As sons and daughters of these ancient crossroads, the contemporary...

April 2013

Apr 27, 2013
For two weeks earlier this month, Robert A. Richter was traveling in Pakistan, scouting performing artists as part of a new cultural diplomacy initiative. Richter, the director of arts programming at...
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Apr 18, 2013
Sarah Long Holland, an opera artist and accomplished recitalist from the United States conducted a workshop on opera at the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). Entertainment, that too with...
Apr 10, 2013
Natasha Ejaz sing their hearts out at a concert, ‘Building bridges through music’, organised by the US Consulate General at Pak-American Cultural Centre on Monday. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS Pakistani...