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Song of Lahore
May 20, 2016 | Universal Music Classics
“Song of Lahore” is the companion album to the award-winning documentary film of the same name (directed by two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken). The documentary follows the lives of The Sachal Ensemble, a group of classically-trained musicians from Lahore, Pakistan. Lahore used to be a hot bed of musical activity – the Bollywood of Pakistan—before 1977 when the conservative Islamic regime took over and discouraged any non-religious musical activity. The Ensemble was forced to perform behind closed doors, until they were discovered on Youtube a few years back performing a version of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five.” At the invitation of Jazz At Lincoln Center’s musical director and celebrated trumpet player, Wynton Marsalis, the Ensemble travelled from Lahore to NYC to perform with Marsalis and his JALC Orchestra to sold-out crowds. With the release of the film and album in May, their story continues.