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Sounds of Kolachi Offers Pakistani Fusion

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Fusion orchestra, Sounds of Kolachi, will play at UNC's Memorial Hall.

The Pakistani ensemble Sounds of Kolachi blends South Asian melodies with western classical compositions, jazz arrangements and more. Host Frank Stasio talks with Ahsan Bari, co-founder of the group, about the band’s origins and influences.

Sounds of Kolachi perform live in the studio with Bari on lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Waqas Hussain on sitar; Gul Muhammad on sarangi; and Waqar Hussain on vocals. Sounds of Kolachi will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.