U.S. Consul Basic welcomed 350 music lovers in Karachi, Pakistan

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Karachi, Pakistan–U.S. Consul Basic Brian Heath welcomed 350 music lovers to a live performance that includes Sangat — an ensemble of musicians from the College of Texas (UT) Austin and Nationwide Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). The live performance showcased the success of a three-year college partnership between the 2 faculties, supported by aRs. 100 million U.S. authorities grant.  Kamran Ali, Director of the South Asia Institute at UT and Arshad Mehmood, NAPA’s Director of Applications, additionally attended.

“The college partnership highlights our efforts to develop musical expertise in Pakistan, whereas constructing people-to-people ties between our two nations,” mentioned Consul Basic Heath. “This efficiency exhibits the facility of music and tradition to convey individuals collectively.”

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan has 20 college partnerships in Pakistan, mentioned Consul Basic Heath. “In Sindh alone, we’ve got sponsored 4 over the previous three years and, as with the UT-NAPA partnership, every is a Rs. 100 million grant.”

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“Our partnerships are only one a part of the work we’re doing to assist larger training in Pakistan,” mentioned Mr. Heath. “We all know {that a} nation’s youth is its future, and we need to be sure that Pakistani college students have entry to the instruments they should totally understand their potential and to contribute to a powerful, secure, and affluent Pakistan.”

Whereas in Karachi, the UT musicians will take part in a panel dialogue on girls in music, maintain workshops and school conferences.

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NAPAUT College Partnership

The partnership between NAPA and UT Austin, which started in 2013, is a three-year grant totaling practically $1 million. The grant promotes ties between UT’s Butler Faculty of Music and NAPA’s music program. The goal is to assist Pakistanis with music composition, music principle, orchestration, piano, voice, string devices, and conducting.It additionally promotes ties between music instructors and school at UT and NAPA.

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