Saturday, August 29, 2015

American band rocks Jamshoro

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KARACHI/JAMSHORO: The Kentucky Winders, one of America’s top bluegrass bands, rocked the house at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Led by Nikos Pappas (fiddle), the band includes Seth Folsom (banjo and guitar), Nick Lloyd (bass player) and Jesse Wells (guitar, banjo).

Bluegrass is a genre of American country music that hails mostly from the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States.

Bluegrass is a mixture of traditional English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh music, while African-American jazz also contributed greatly to its development

Later, the band also jammed with the Sketches, a sufi rock band, and met the Pakistan US Alumni Network (PUAN) members. The band is visiting Pakistan courtesy of the US Consulate General in Karachi.

“A love for music is something that unites people across cultures and backgrounds,” said Mark Kendrick, Public Affairs Officer at the US Consulate General in Karachi. “When we listen to each other’s music, we learn more about each other, and that is what our public diplomacy programmes are all about.”

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