In the beginning there was rhythm

-Hans von Bulow (1830-94)

All Pakistan Music Conference

Karachi

20 years in service of Pakistan's music and dance heritage.

The All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) Karachi came into being to provide crucial support to the endangered heritage of Pakistan’s traditional music & dance. Our cultural traditions inform our personal identity and collective worth as a society. At APMC Karachi, we believe that cultural awareness is integral to a healthy society and free access to it is the right of every individual.

20

Annual Festivals

20+

International Artists Showcased

90+

Baithaks

50+

Student Performers

500+

Artists & Accompanists Featured

300+

Hours of Recorded Music

100+

Senior Practitioners

100+

Hours of Content Released

200+

Hours of Archival Material

Recent Activities

Our 21st Annual Festival

Rain clouds with a silver lining; the event was nearly cancelled due to bad weather, venue changes and particularly difficult fundraising. However, the indoor venue at the National Museum provided an even more enchanting musical experience than anticipated, despite our initial feelings of compromise.

Ustad Shafqat Salamat Ali Khan performs for APMC Karachi & NAPA

Sham Chaurasi scion, Ustad Shafqat Salamat Ali Khan and his sons, Faizan & Nadir Ali Khan, mesmerised Karachi’s music enthusiasts. The event initiated a collaborative platform between NAPA & APMC Karachi. Watch this space for more of the same!

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) certifies APMC Karachi

As a testament to its persistent efforts APMC Karachi received PCP’s certification for non-profit good practice. Heartened to have received tax-exempt status on this basis.

About APMC Karachi

Who We Are

APMC Karachi, is a registered not-for-profit, which was setup with a vision to preserve and revive the traditional arts of music and dance of Pakistan.

What We Do

Keep abreast of APMC Karachi’s activities: showcasing both maestros and younger artists, introducing Pakistan’s youth to our rich music and dance traditions, and documenting the history and wisdom of our musical gharanas.

See Our Past Events

APMC Karachi hosts year-round events featuring traditional arts, free for all income groups. We aim to bridge social gaps and celebrate our diverse musical heritage. Visit our archives for a glimpse into all our past open public events

Our Distinguished Artists

It is such an honour to sit at the feet of master practitioners who have spent their entire life in service to their art. Each interaction offers a window into our cultural traditions and worldview.

Join Our Patron Community

APMC Karachi is only able to operate with the generous support of our donors and patrons.  Join us in our mission to preserve and celebrate Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage.

Download our reports

Explore our journey and milestones, by downloading our reports. These comprehensive documents provide an in-depth look into our performance, strategic initiatives, and the impact we’ve made over the past 20 years.