Music is the mainstay of any country’s representation because it doesn’t need a language to be understood, it is the rhythm that makes you move and groove. Pakistan has always been keen to collaborate with foreign musicians in order to promote the culture, traditions, and music and recently, The Embassy of Japan collaborated with PNCA to organize a joint music performance of Pakistani and Japanese artists.
The Japanese musicians are known as the ‘Trio Zipang’ where Mr. Takanabe is a percussionist; Ms. Tabata is a saxophone player, and Ms. Kitagawa is a pianist and they all performed with the legend, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, one of Pakistan’s most renowned Tabla players from the Punjab Gharana.
This musical evening was organized to mark the 65th Anniversary of Pak-Japan diplomatic relations and to strengthen the existing friendly relations among the natives of two countries. Junya Matsuura, Charge d’ Affaires ad Interim of Japan to Pakistan, said that the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan has always strived to share Japanese culture with Pakistani people as we believe that sharing one’s culture brings people together.
We look forward to seeing more foreign musicians visiting Pakistan and its great heritage and to create new and soulful music in the future.