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“Song of Lahore” co-directors Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken joined the International Documentary Association (IDA) to discuss their new documentary as part of the IDA’s documentary screening series. Highlights from the conversation are below, as well as a special musical number performed by the band from the film.
The documentary centers on a group of Pakistani musicians that form the Sachal Studios, following the unlikely events that saw these musicians first become a YouTube sensation and then receive an invitation to play a fusion of jazz and traditional Pakistani music with Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
On the lack of archives in Pakistan.
On potentially unraveling.
The sweet sounds of Lahore.
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