Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances, originated from India.
Alhamra Unplugged Season 1 is a musical platform for talented Vocalists and Musicians. After other platforms like Coke Studio, Nescafe Basement, The Floor etc, Government of Pakistan has taken step to initiate the project “ Alhamra Unplugged Season 1 “. This project is going on under the supervision of Alhamra Arts Council – Lahore. Artists of Season 1 are young and belongs to different School, College and Universities. Executive Director of Alhamra Arts Council “Capt. Atta Muhammad “made this project possible. And provided maximum support to this project. Abubakar Javed is the founder of this project. After completing his education from Berklee College of Music, United States, he initiated Alhamra Unplugged Season 1 in August 2015. He is the Mentor and Director of this project. He is also a Vocalist and Musician and he is able to play more than 20 Musical instruments. Its Auditions were held in Alhamra Arts Council, Kinnaird College, University of Lahore and F.C College. More than 500 contestants participated and only 22 Artists were selected. Artists include Justin Girls, Grandson of Ustad Tafu, Pakistan Idol Contestant, Rahat Fateh Ali khan’s student, female vocalist of Pakistani movie, Naqsh Band, LUMS Olympiad winner. Season 1 contains 8 songs and it will be on aired in Feb 2016.
Museum of Art
The gallery located at Alhamra Cultural Complex Qaddafi Stadium is known as the Permanent Art Gallery and houses the collection of paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics owned by the Lahore Arts Council. This gallery has an area of over 12000 sqft. with sufficient wall space for displaying 200 plus works. The provision of the gallery has fulfilled a long standing and important demand of the artist. This is the only gallery that houses a collection that stays on display permanently with works of old masters and living legends along with contemporary artists on display. A curator looks after the collection and other affairs pertaining to the Permanent Art Gallery.