“HERITAGE LIVE –The music of Pakistan” is a project by EUNIC Pakistan and Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE) along with the following partners:
EUNIC — European Union National Institutes for Culture — is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes and organisations, with 36 members from all EU member states and associated countries. Following countries have participated in this project.
Heritage Live consists of a one-week music residency at Lok Virsa, Islamabad, including workshops on music business and social media for income generation for fourteen traditional Pakistani musicians. There shall also be a panel discussion on Women in Music. The artists shall also co-create music with European artists from eight countries and perform at various venues in Islamabad and Lahore. The music production, that includes seven music videos and tutorials, will be disseminated on various digital platforms. The project supports vulnerable musicians, including women, Afghan refugees and youth from rural areas of Pakistan reaching out to diverse communities to improve their socio-economic condition and developing inclusive and creative economies. The project also contributes to preserving and promoting Pakistan’s rich musical heritage and to fostering inter-cultural dialogue between the EU and Pakistan to pursue SDGs.