The fifth edition of Lahore Music Meet (LMM) – presented by Pepsi, all set to take place at Alhamra Art Centre in Lahore from February 1-2, 2020. The two-day event is open to the general public with no cost of admission [Entry is free with NIC or Student ID]. Heating up all 4 stages of Alhamra this weekend will be a curated line-up of new artists and fresh sounds which encapsulates various musical spectrums of Pakistan along with interactive talks, panel discussions, masterclasses, story-telling sessions, and documentary/film screenings.
LMM5 will feature live music performances by Punjabi folk legend Naseebo Lal, progressive folk-rock band, Saakin, electro-pop producer Talal Qureshi and Punjabi RnB star Shamoon Ismail as a part of the indoor showcase
LMM will feature mind expanding ‘Masterclasses’ by Haniya Aslam, Zeeshan Parwez and Proper Gaanda; ‘Panel Discussions’ featuring Azeem Hamid, Mekaal Hasan, Mehreen Rana, Talha Humayun, Sehyr Mirza, Talha Ali Kushvaha, Dr Fozia Saeed, Shoaib Iqbal, Fouzia-Younis Suleman and Sophiya Anjam; ‘In Conversation’ sessions with LMM founders Natasha Noorani and Zahra Paracha, and Chairman IPO Mujeeb Ahmed Khan; story-telling sessions ‘Daastangoi’ featuring Yousaf Salahuddin, Zeeshan Parwez & Fasi Zaka, Hadiqa Kiani, Faris Shafi & Ahmer Naqvi, Tarannum Naaz and Zulfi; a music ‘Presentation’ by Rafay Mahmood; ‘Screenings’ of Indus Blues by Javed Sharif and Zeejah Fazli, Shehr e Tabassum by Shehri Pakistan, and the ‘Story Share Initiative’ by The Citizens Archive of Pakistan; ‘Khayal Gayaki’ – a performance by Sur Mandal and Tehzeeb Foundation; and special sessions presented by Pepsi featuring ‘Daastangoi’ with Auj and Aarish, and an ‘Album Launch’ for Bayaan’s ‘SUNO’.
LMM5 will feature live music performances by Punjabi folk legend Naseebo Lal, progressive folk-rock band, Saakin, electro-pop producer Talal Qureshi and Punjabi RnB star Shamoon Ismail as a part of the indoor showcase.
The outdoor showcase will present Hassan Sheikh & Roshaan Sherwani, Farheen Raza, Towers, Madlock, Mehdi Maloof, Haniya Aslam, Natasha Humera Ejaz, Adil Omar, Karakoram, Mahak Qayyum, Iqbal, IFRA, Gentle Robot, Maanu, Fake Shamans and Mekaal Hasan Band. The outdoor showcase will also feature Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 4 winner Auj and finalist Aarish. Indeed, for its fifth iteration, the Lahore Music Meet received over 300 applications from across the country for the live performance sessions which were then crafted into a carefully curated list by co-founders Natasha Noorani and Zahra Paracha representing an interesting blend of pop, rock, folk, RnB, electronic and rap music from around the country.