Karachi, Pakistan–The Ari Roland Jazz Quartet introduced smiles to the faces of 250 younger youngsters from Karachi’s Dar ul Khushnud and Trinity Methodist colleges. For lots of the children, the live performance was their first expertise with dwell American music. The U.S. State Division, which paid for the band to go to Pakistan, is working with the Basis for Arts Tradition and Schooling (FACE) to attach musicians in each international locations and to construct people-to-people ties by way of music and cultural exchanges.
“Love for music crosses borders and languages,” mentioned Griffin Rozell, Cultural Attaché, U.S. Consulate Normal Karachi. “Jazz is a novel American artwork kind, however it has discovered devotees internationally. We’re delighted to share the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet’s outstanding expertise with a brand new viewers.” Throughout its go to to Karachi, the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet additionally held a workshop with NAPA college students in addition to interactive periods with Entry English-language Microscholarship college students.
“The U.S. Division of State has lengthy been a beneficiant supporter of inventive and cultural endeavors in Pakistan,”mentioned Mr. Rozell. “Weare working to constructing bridges with college students and younger folks. A giant due to Reverend Sadiq Daniel and Zafar Iqbal for his or her help in organising this live performance.”
For extra info on U.S. cultural and academic applications and exchanges, please go to the next website: www.eca.state.gov.
About Ari Roland Jazz Quartet
The Ari Roland Jazz Quartet from New York is impressed by jazz music from the 1930s by way of the 1950s — the Golden Age of Jazz. The ensemble’s repertoire contains items by jazz legends akin to Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Vacation in addition to its personal critically acclaimed compositions. The band consists of 4 members: Ari Roland (bass), Keith Balla (percussion), Chris Byars (tenor saxophone) and Zaid Nasser (alto saxophone).