Open Mic to resume auditions on Oct 8

ISLAMABAD: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) Open Mic would resume weekly auditions for new talent on October 8.

Lok Virsa started the programme ‘Open Mic’ to provide a platform to the emerging singers from all genres. The idea was to promote those who are eager to sing at Lok Virsa.

Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed told reporter that all those who think they have the talent of singing can contact us. She said our nation is very talented and Lok Virsa wants to facilitate bringing out good singers.

“We want to reclaim our creative spaces and bring back creative expression into our lives,” she said.

Dr Fouzia said that every Thursday a Committee will have auditions at Lok Virsa and every Sunday there will be an open performance of those accepted in the auditions at Lok Khaba, Lok Virsa’s food court. Naeem Fatima is the programme coordinator.

Not only certificates were distributed among the singers but they were also provided the opportunity to sing at different forums. The panel of judges consisted of Dr Abrar Umer, Tariq Mehmood and Ahmed Niazi.

Lok Virsa Open Mic programme is the first step to discover the melodious voices.