Pakistani band will perform Saturday at Holderness School

HOLDERNESS — Renowned contemporary Pakistani folk singer Arif Lohar and his band will be joined by talented world music songstress Arooj Aftab in a concert Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm.at Hagerman Auditorium at Holderness School.

Lohar, one of Pakistan's most beloved performers, sings modern interpretations of traditional Punjabi songs. He has won the hearts of millions of fans across the globe with his unique mix of pop and folk stylings.

Playing his chimta, a ...

HOLDERNESS — Renowned contemporary Pakistani folk singer Arif Lohar and his band will be joined by talented world music songstress Arooj Aftab in a concert Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm.at Hagerman Auditorium at Holderness School.

Lohar, one of Pakistan's most beloved performers, sings modern interpretations of traditional Punjabi songs. He has won the hearts of millions of fans across the globe with his unique mix of pop and folk stylings.

Playing his chimta, a traditional percussion instrument resembling tongs, Lohar will be backed by an ensemble of talented Pakistani musicians.

In a special collaboration, Lohar will be joined by upcoming world music songstress Arooj Aftab. Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, and now based in New York City, Aftab sings original songs that fuse classical Pakistani, Sufi, and South Asian music traditions with contemporary jazz, folk, and pop influences.

Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance ($12 for Arts Alliance members and students), and may be purchased at www.aannh.org. Tickets at the door on the evening of the performance are $20. Anyone who wishes to attend but is unable to afford the ticket price is encouraged to call the Alliance at 323-7302.

The concert marks the conclusion of an educational residency that has brought Islamic culture to schools throughout northern New Hampshire.