Lahooti Melo – A festival to talk Music, Dance, and Poetry & Arts was arranged first time in Hyderabad on April 9th and 10th, 2016. It started as a two day festival that aimed to inspire, educate and provide an open forum to discuss themes related to music and arts. Artists from different parts of Pakistan and Nepal gathered under one roof to exchange and share their experiences, trends, opportunities, practical challenges and impacts of different forms of arts on society. One of the main objectives of the festival is to showcase the taste of forgotten genre of music along with modern instruments. The festival provided wide variety of panel session, workshops, live performances, exhibition, musical tributes and facilitated close exchanges among professionals and audience.
It was the first time Hyderabad witnessed so many artists under one roof and the festival provided an equal opportunity to the artists to visit this part of the region and interact with the folk musicians.
The success of the festival can be measured with great turnaround of 40,000 audience.
The 2nd edition, Lahooti Melo 2017 happened on 21st and 22nd, January. A Festival to Talk Music, Dance, Poetry & various genres of Art in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. Where Folk Artists, Main Stream as well as Indigenous musicians, poets, instrumentalists, writers, filmmakers and keynote speakers from different societies participated and shared their stories & performed their art.
Lahooti Melo 2017 was a kind of event where racial and cultural connections, consciously uplifted between the audience and artists. It was an event to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul. For art and artists, culture and discourse to intentionally collide. We believe that by creating such events we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community, country and the world.
The success of the festival can be measured with great turnaround of 27,000+ audience per day. These numbers indicate the highest number of audience any music festival captured to gather in the time phrase.