Cinema Akil and Poetic Strokes brings to you the award winning documentary Indus Blues followed by a LIVE performance of folklore musicians from Pakistan featured in the film on Wednesday 26 June. Tickets are AED170 + VAT available at the box office or call Poetic Strokes on 0557665852. Limited seats. First come, first served.
Pakistani folk artists talk about their struggle to keep a fading art form alive while reminding the world what they are about to lose. Indus Blues is an exploration of age-old musical tradition and its state in the modern world.
The diverse cultures around Indus, with over 70 spoken languages, have deep roots going back centuries. Despite the richness of the various cultures flourishing along the mighty Indus river, their sounds have faded to the background in a world dominated by modern musical instruments. Filmmaker Jawad Sharif takes us on a journey spanning a thousand miles from the Karakoram Mountains to the southern coastline, capturing the little-known ethnic, linguistic, and musical diversity and humanism of the cultures of the Indus.