Sunday, November 15, 2015

Song of Lahore

A few years ago I posted a video of Sachal Studios performing Dave Brubeck's Take Five  Now they're featured in a fabulous film. I want to see it.

Song of Lahore is a documentary film directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken.
"In 2004, Izzat Majeed 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. But it is an experimental album fusing jazz and South Asian instruments that brings Sachal Studios worldwide acclaim. Their rendition of Dave Brubeck's Take Five becomes a sensation, and Wynton Marsalis invites them to New York to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. After a groundbreaking week of rehearsals fusing the orchestras from Lahore and New York, the musicians take to the stage for a remarkable concert."
Watch the trailer:



Sharktooth said...

I loved that link you had to their Take Five cover, so I'll be looking forward to this movie too.


The Nag said...

I posted that link 4 years ago. You have a great memory!