Annual Report of Tehzeeb Foundation

Activity Report 2009 - 2010
Last year was a happening year for Tehzeeb Foundation. We held a variety of music events in the cosmopolitan city and continued with our on-going projects of recording and producing musical talent of leading artistes from India and Pakistan. We also concentrated on producing written material on cultural and literary subjects.

Tehzeeb Recital - Solo Tabla By Ustad Tafu Khan
Tehzeeb Foundation arranged an evening of solo tabla recital by Ustad Altaf Hussain (Tafoo) on April 27, 2010. Ustad Tafu Khan is a man of many talents. As a music director of a number of Punjabi films, his career spreads over 40 yearsUstad Tafu Khan prides himself to be a tabla player in which he is known for being highly creative and innovative. He gave a breathtaking performance (teen-taal 16 beats) in the presence of a spellbound crowd at NAPA, which included music connoisseurs, practitioners, NAPA faculty members and students.

Tehzeeb Recital - Sarangi Solo By Kamal Sabri
Tehzeeb Foundation arranged a Sarangi Solo Recital by Kamal Sabri - a sarangi maestro from Delhi on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). Sabri who represents the seventh generation of a distinguished family of traditional musicians, demonstrated profound versatility in playing the fast vanishing instrument. To accompany him on tabla, we had Ustad Bashir Khan - one of the leading percussionists of the subcontinent.
In India, Kamal Sabri has participated in several prestigious festivals over the years which include Harballabh Music Festival in Jallandhar, Tansen Samaroh in Gawalior, Swami Haridas Music Festival Mumbai, Sangeet Natak Academy Golden Jubilee Festival Hyderabad, to name a few. In Pakistan, he has been participating in events and workshops held by Tehzeeb Foundation at different locations including NAPA.

Vocal Classical by Ustad Fateh Ali Khan
It was an informal yet highly memorable evening held on October 15, 2010, attended by a select gathering of music connoisseurs including Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani, Federal Minister for Culture. Amongst the guests, there were a number of foreign students from diverse backgrounds who were visiting Pakistan for the first time.

Tehzeeb’s Social Responsibility
Being a responsive organization, Tehzeeb Foundation set up its Flood Relief Activities 2010. We acted as an interface with reputable organizations in Sindh and Punjab provinces working for the same cause. Our recipients included Medical Aid Foundation, HUM TV Relief Services, Zohra Memorial Hospital, Sheikh Association Sindh, and other individual set-ups in the interiors of Sindh and Punjab. Our contributions included donation of ambulance, medicines, and other articles of immediate need including food items to the flood victims. We wish to acknowledge M/s. Zafa Pharmaceuticals, who provided medicines on discounted rate.

Sale proceeds from our music productions received during the Tehzeeb Festival 2010 will be directed towards the flood relief fund. Donations from general public are also welcome.

Tehzeeb Foundation also participated in Flood Relief Mela organized by the British Deputy High Commission-Karachi on October 2, 2010. Apart from making a cash donation to the BDHC’s endeavours, we also put up a music stall featuring Abdullah Khan (shehnainawaz) and other musicians from the flood-stricken areas of Sindh. Sale proceeds from our publications / productions were donated to the Flood Relief Mela.

Sponsorships & Collaborations
Tehzeeb Foundation continued sponsoring major events and endeavors towards promotion of classical arts. We supported the All Pakistan Music Conference - Lahore in their Annual Conference held on October 29-30, 2009.
We sponsored a music recital in memoriam of late Ustad Ahmad Ali Khan held in Alliance Francaise on April 10, 2010.
We also collaborated with the British Council-Karachi in organizing their National Customer Care Week held on October 4-8, 2010. We arranged a vocal recital of Karam Abbas Khan - a young promising vocalist of Pakistan - for the British Council staff and their guests.

Government Recognition
Sharif Awan, General Secretary-Tehzeeb Foundation, was nominated by the Federal Ministry of Culture as a member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), an official body working for the cause of music, arts and culture in Pakistan.


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