« Here’s the official trailer for Song Of Lahore, a music-melding documentary that premiered at Tribeca. “For at least a thousand years,” we hear at the outset, “Lahore was one of the great art centers. But ever since the Taliban arrived, music has collapsed. … We were losing our culture. Something had to be done about it.” And what this group of unlikely jazz musicians did was create a unique sound that got the attention of music lovers not just in Pakistan but around the world. »
Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Saving Face) and Andy Schocken, the docu follows the Sachal Jazz Ensemble to a surprise gig with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.