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Song of Lahore (2015)

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Song of Lahore follows several Pakistani musicians, and asks if there is still room for them in a society roiled by conflict. Featuring the music of the Sachal Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
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Najaf Ali Najaf Ali ... Himself
Rafiq Ahmed Rafiq Ahmed ... Himself
Saleem Khan Saleem Khan ... Himself
Asad Ali Asad Ali ... Himself
Muhammad Zia ul-Haq Muhammad Zia ul-Haq ... Himself (archive footage)
Izzat Majeed Izzat Majeed ... Himself, founder, Sachal Studios
Nijat Ali Nijat Ali ... Himself
Baqir Abbas Baqir Abbas ... Himself
Wynton Marsalis ... Himself
Ballu Khan Ballu Khan ... Himself
Sachal Studios Orchestra Sachal Studios Orchestra ... Themselves (as Sachal Jazz Ensemble)
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Song of Lahore examines the lives and the cultural heritage of Pakistan's classical musicians, and asks whether there is still room for them in a society roiled by social and religious upheaval. After toiling in obscurity for years, an innovative album leads Sachal Studios to international acclaim, and a triumphant concert with Wynton Marsalis and his orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This feature length documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken follows their dramatic journey, and asks if they will ever find an audience at home.

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Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent images and smoking
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Country:

USA

Language:

Urdu | English | Punjabi

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piesn Lahore See more »

Filming Locations:

Lahore, Pakistan See more »

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Ravi Films See more »
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Lahore Is The Second Largest City Of Pakistan See more »

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