Poland – Pakistan, Music Without Borders – is a fusion-based project in collaboration with the Polish Embassy connecting accomplished musicians from Poland and Pakistan to produce a series of collaborative concerts and studio recordings in Islamabad. So far the program has featured the following artists:

  • Karolina Cicha – Poland

  • Bart Palyga – Poland

  • Mateusz Szemraj – Poland

  • Andrzej Kijanowsky – Poland

  • Shafqat Ali Khan – Pakistan

  • Kashif Ali Dani – Pakistan

  • Zohaib Hasan – Pakistan

  • Haroon Leo – Pakistan

  • Anb Jogi – Pakistan

  • Jaan Ali Khan – Pakistan

Each project culminates in a CD produced by FACE in collaboration with the Embassy of Poland in Pakistan.


The “Pakistan Showcase” at SXSW initially started as a two-year project funded through a U.S. Department of State grant for 2015 and 2016. The project, which featured 10 music acts from all the regions of Pakistan, achieved tremendous success through broad outreach and had deep impact on U.S. communities.

FACE’s program received positive coverage by major American media outlets including Billboard, NPR, The New York Times, and The Global Voices; and the Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, acknowledged these efforts by proclaiming March 14th 2016 as “Music of Pakistan” day.


The aim of this creative workshop set up by the Humpty Dumpty Institute New York and FACE, in collaboration with the US Embassy Islamabad, is to provide mentorship, advanced training and mentorship to emerging filmmakers from Pakistan.

The program consists of a one-year study group including two weeks at the Film and Theater School of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and training sessions by prominent filmmakers in the USA. The workshop culminates in the production of several short documentary films on social issues of Pakistan to be showcased at FACE Film Festival 2017 as well as film festivals around the world.


Research and documentation culminating in a full-length documentary film and social media campaign to promote the livelihoods of artists and craftsmen of endangered music instruments of Pakistan.


This documentary, “The Endangered Sounds of Pakistan” is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of FACE, Foundation for Arts Culture and Education and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.


USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exist in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy-to-use Hotline (toll free number 0800 84700); e-mail at complaints@anti-fraudhotline.com; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayban-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website www.anti-fraudhotline.com.