Web Desk: The annual Lahooti Melo, founded by The Sketches front-man Saif Samejo has kicked off in style today (Saturday).

The festival will contine for two days at University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

This year the Melo will feature numerous power talks on issues such as forced marriages and gender and public spaces.

The festival will continue to host a diverse line-up of artists and speakers. Among them is Hamza Akram Qawwal, The Sketches, Dhool music group, Mughal-e-Funk, Rachel Viccaji, Tajdar Zaidi (storyteller), Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Jami Mehmood, Kami Sid, writer and author Mohammed Hanif and many more.

Lahooti Melo is a festival to talk music, dance, Poetry & various genres of art in Jamshoro, Sindh, where folk artists, main stream as well as indigenous musicians, poets, instrumentalists, writers, filmmakers and keynote speakers from different societies will participate and share their stories and perform their art.

The fourth Lahooti Melo is being organised in collaboration with the Sindh Culture Department. The entry is free for public.