Doc Edge Presents: Song of Lahore (2015)

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Doc Edge Presents: Song of Lahore (2015)
Song of Lahore (film still), directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken, 2015

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The Pakistani city of Lahore was once a centre of musical culture – until music was considered sinful under Sharia law in 1977. Musicians were partly vilified and music was banned into private homes. 

After restrictions ease, an amazing recording of Dave Brubeck's classic jazz standard Take Five goes viral and several Pakistani musicians are invited by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis to perform at Lincoln Center, New York.

Andy Schocken and Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid tell a different kind of story about Pakistan — a story about its people, not its politics; and how music has the ability to bring people together across cultural divides.

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