Washington State Community College to show music documentary
MARIETTA — The “Song of Lahore” will be presented 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series in the Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College.
The documentary, shown in collaboration with the Schwendeman Agency Inc., follows musicians as they travel from Pakistan to New York City to perform at Lincoln Center.
The story highlights Izzat Majeed who founded Sachal Studios to create a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. After convincing a number of master musicians to pick up their instruments again, they quietly released some classical and folk albums.
The experimental sound fused jazz and South Asian instruments that ultimately brings Sachal Studios worldwide acclaim. The group’s rendition of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” becomes a sensation and results in an invitation from Wynton Marsalis and a performance at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
It is directed by Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken and premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Admission is free and open to the open to the public. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.