A flat on the higher floors of an apartment block. A room with a large glass window facing the sea to the west. The sun about to set on another day another beginning. A young musician excusing himself profusely at not being seasoned in his art. The audience being told that the selection of the raaga has been made keeping in mind the the time of day and the content of the poetry. The selection of a very beautiful piece by Faiz. And then Faiz, and then Faiz, and then Faiz.

So, does anyone know where I can start to learn to sing and play Classical Music in Karachi?

10 Comments so far

  1. yo yo (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 8:18 pm

    LEE Market…would be a good place to start.

    Dont forget your school uniform though…Blouse and Bangels

  2. Ramla A. (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

    NAPA: National Academy of Performing Arts.

    The course will require dedication, and I’m not sure if short courses are available. Do check with them for referrals and suggestions, they are very helpful. Drop by in the campus and explore around.

    Good luck.

  3. Arif (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

    Why do you want to learn classical music? It’s stupid.

  4. sarah (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

    LoL @ yo Yo

  5. Moid (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

    The spirituality of music can be seen in Eminem’s, Jay Z, or Mehdi Hassan’s composition. Classical or modern, it is just a matter of grammer/accent….language is the same.

  6. Arif (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    Love Eminem’s “When I’m Gone”. It has such a nice message, that the most important thing is family. However I do not find any message in Mehdi Hassan’s songs except “worry a lot, be unhappy”.

  7. Jamash( Jay teh big J ) (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 12:29 am

    I am happy that people still want’s to learn Classical music, Classical music is a beautiful art,
    am surprised that some people find Fine art such as classical music stupid.

    and yes NAPA is the rite place to go.
    Following is the contact information for NAPA

    National Academy Of Performance Art
    Hindu Gymkhana, M.R. Kiyani Road
    opposite Arts Council , Karachi, Pakistan.
    Telephone : +92-21 5693701-04
    Fax             : +92-21 5693705
    Email         : info@napa.org.pk
    Website    : http://www.napa.org.pk

  8. yo yo (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 12:41 am

    I would suggest any Red Light area in Lahore.

    Thats where Masteros are made.

    We have a great history of our Kings and Leaders visiting Shahi Muhala Lahore for classical music..and eye candy ofcourse.

    NAPA knows nothing about classical music.

  9. Jamash( Jay teh big J ) (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 12:48 am

    Just viewed yoyo’s comment .. ( sorry I did not see that before )
    I am stunned that people have so many misconceptions about Classical Music, Classical music is our Heritage and a diverse part of our culture, we have been introduced to pop music only in 80s (or late 70z) .. And Nazia and zohaib were the first one to introduce pop music and they had learned Classical music which served as the Pillar to their Quality singing, also Sajaad ali , Asad ammanat ali, fariha pervaiz all have learned singing from Classical Music. Classical music is not very easy thing to master and the composition of the surgam which makes raags is very difficult also each of the Raag and thaat which makes the compositions is sung differently by different Gharanas and they have different variations, Classical music is not something very simple or Girlish or stupid it is a very difficult art and takes dedications Devotion and emotional involvement to master it, and also we must not forget that it is a very important part of our culture.

  10. xia (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 5:28 am

    you guys crack me up…. my first thought was napier road as well.

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