ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will organize Iranian Traditional Music Festival and Cultural and Art Exhibition on January 31.
The event is being organize in collaboration with Cultural Consulate Embassy of Iran.
The event will be held in connection with the 38th anniversary of the victory of Islamic Revolution of Iran at PNCA.
The history of musical development in Iran dates back to the prehistoric era. King Jamshid, is credited with the “invention” of music.
Archeological evidence reveals musical instruments that were used in Persia during the Elamit era around 800 BC.
Little is known about the Persian music of the ancient world, least of all about the music of the Achaemenid Empire.
Separately, PNCA will also organize classical dance and instrumental performances in collaboration with Mausikar Welfare Trust on February 1.
An official of PNCA told that classical artists including Adnan Jehangir, Aman Mawaz, Nadia, Iftikhar, Bharat Natyam and Kamran Ali will present Khattak dance and other classical dances on this occasion.
The council is expecting a large number of people from twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to participate in the event, he said.