Lahooti Melo is back this year, but in a new way. While last year’s famous festival focused on the pressing issue of climate change, this year’s Lahooti Melo will delve into the Indus Valley’s traditions. This year’s Jamshoro Festival, which is traditionally held over three days, has gone fully digital.
Sana Khoja, the organiser and co-founder of the annual Lahooti Melo, tells a leading newspaper on their move to digital.
“Our aim was to perform the annual Lahooti Melo in April this year in Karachi. Then the country was attacked by the third coronavirus wave. We had to postpone due to the unusual circumstances. We were able to examine other choices due to the constant delays and handicaps that followed”, she said.
To guarantee that everything functions properly, they went through a lengthy process. In Jamshoro, a set was built that also served as a meeting spot for artists from all over the world to assemble, collaborate, and return.