Cultural Caravan; Pakistani artists enjoys hospitality everywhere in China


ISLAMABAD, Jan 2 (APP):Pakistani artists enjoyed the hospitality everywhere in China and received with smiles during China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Cultural Caravan visit to China.
A renowned artist Gulab Khel Afridi was part of eight Pakistani artists who travelled China with CPEC Cultural Caravan, sharing his experience, he said that “we loved by people everywhere we went with the Cultural Caravan in China”.
He said programmes like CPEC Cultural Caravan should happen more frequently as art has no religion or language and it has the power to bring people from diverse background together.
A renowned artist Gulab Khel Afridi born and raised in Bara Kadim Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, garnered a widespread fame for being a professional Rubab player and represented Pakistan in over 20 countries including Beirut, Qatar, Dubai, Lebanon, Korea and UK. Gulab plays folklore and classical style Rubab.
Gulab Khel said that language was an issue but we made sure that it did not become a barrier for us to develop familiarity with our Chinese friends. “We had a great time together and since we were the hosts, the onus was on us to take good care of our guest artists and we did” he said.
Gulabkhel has performed with various popular Urdu and Pashto singers including Humaira Channa, Hamid Ali Khan, Shabnam Majeed, Taj Mastani, Khayal Muhammad, Gulzar Alam and many others, besides Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.
He has participated in musical concerts in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Islamabad and Multan. Gulab Khan also runs an academy, located in Peshawar that goes with the name of Gulab Rubab Academy which gives online classes.