Cultural Caravan would explore cultural diversity and showcase rich heritage of Pakistan and China
Pakistan and China recently kicked off “Cultural Caravan” to enhance and explore cultural diversity on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.
For the purpose, Pakistani and Chinese artists, eight from each country, will participate in a cultural caravan in three segments of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), each segment spanning a maximum of ten days’ duration. The Cultural Caravan between the two friendly countries will continue for one whole month.
By traversing on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) road, the cultural odyssey aims to showcase soft image, rich culture and trade potential of the region.
Creative Caravan of renowned artists, musicians and film makers will be travelling through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, documenting art and culture along the corridor, said PNCA officials.
The artists will travel in a cultural caravan in three segments of CPEC spending ten days in each segment. The cultural caravan is expected to interact with the locals and impart knowledge and skills to them.
According to schedule, the first segment will undertake the Western Passage covering route from Peshawar to Gwadar. The second segment will take the Eastern Passage from Karachi to Islamabad while also taking the detour between Eastern Western and Central Passages.
The third segment will cover Northern Passage starting from Kashgar and culminating at Islamabad. Timings of the three segments of the caravan will be decided keeping climatic and other factors in mind.
The Silk route has played a vital role in the culture and economy of the region through the history. Its visionary transformation into CPEC will be seen as the most powerful engine of change, development, progress and economic turnaround for the entire region.
The film makers will have all their equipment including editing systems with them so they can continue editing their films and also engage local talent in the process of filming and editing.
The painters and photographers will be encouraged to engage with local enthusiasts in creative processes by sharing their knowledge and skills with them and also letting them take pictures and paint images.
The musicians will not only document local folk music but also perform at different places and interact with local musicians.