A two-day musical evening, Alhamra Sangeet Mela, kicked off for the music lovers at Alhamra Hall-1 on Monday. Lahore Arts Council has arranged the event with a view promote musical activities in the provincial capital. On the first day of the event, renowned classical singer Hamid Ali Khan, along with Tarranum Naz performed on stage and captivated the audience. Several other singers like Riaz Nadeem, Aman Ali, Shujaat Bobby, Saima Akhtar, Muhammad Arshad, Shafaq Ali, Ejaz Ali and Shafqat Awan also entertained the audience and received a lot of appreciation and a round of applause from the audience. The hall was crowded by the people who wanted to grasp the soul of music and listen to their favorite singers. The audience was thrill by the outstanding performances by famous singers. The 10 singers including Ghulam Abbas, Nida Faiz, Farhana Arshad, Farwa, Abdul Rauf, Shabnam Tahir, Inayat Babar, Imran Shaukat, Asif Javed and Riaz Qadri will perform on the second day of the musical gala. Lahore Arts Council Executive Director Captain (R) Atta Muhammad Khan said that until now the audience response was spectacular and they seemed pretty satisfied and happy with the content of the musical and efforts behind such a great show. Published in Daily Times, April 17th 2018.