The Mary McBride Band Enthralls Karachiites With ‘Sounds of Kolachi’

Powerhouse American singer Mary McBride and her band enthralled music lovers with a pleasant medley of American favorites at the Pakistan-American Cultural Center (PACC) in Karachi on Monday.

Mary McBride and her band are visiting Karachi for the third time at the invitation of the United States Consulate General in Karachi. “Tonight we are celebrating music and its power to bring people together,” said acting consul general John Warner. “Music allows us to experience the same emotions, no matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics, or the expression of our love and our faith.”

During this visit to Karachi, the band recorded a video of a fusion song, ‘Home’ with Sounds of Kolachi, and spent time with special needs children at Dar-ul-Sukun orphanage. They also conducted a music workshop for the students and faculty of the Karachi Arts Council’s Music Academy.

The American Rock musician and filmmaker also conducted a workshop on “How to make music videos through Mobile phones” at Pakistan National Council of Arts in Islamabad on March 23rd followed by live performance in the evening.

As a cultural envoy for the US Department of State, Mary McBride and her band have performed in over 20 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Afghanistan and Russia. Band members include John Kengla on guitar, Jon Spurney on keyboards, Armistead Wellford on bass, and Dave Scalia on drums with Mary McBride as the lead singer, said a press release issued by the Public Affairs Office of the US Consulate General on Tuesday.

The Mary McBride Band will also perform in Bahrain’s Cultural Hall on Saturday March 31.

March is being celebrated as Women’s History Month.

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