Rs5 m raised at fundraising gala dinner for kids’ heart surgeries
The Embassy of Spain and Serena Hotels Saturday evening joined hands and hosted a fundraising gala dinner featuring a performance by renowned Spanish Band, La Bejazz. The proceeds of the evening amounted to Rs5 million and were donated to the Aga Khan University and Hospital to finance children’s heart surgeries.
La Bejazz is a group of musicians from the south of Spain that performs an extraordinary fusion of two distinct musical styles, Jazz and Flamenco. Their performances are masterful, harmonious and balanced where the fantastic worlds of Jazz and Flamenco commune.
Ambassador of Spain Carlos Morales while introducing the ‘La Bejazz’ said they are quite a popular band in South of Spain and the youths are crazy for them. Embassy of Spain he said, feels proud and quite excited to have them here and see them perform in front of Pakistani audience, a wonderful audience indeed. He also referred to his colleagues from Diplomatic community who were there to enjoy themselves the musical notes of La Bejazz band.
The Embassy of Spain is honoured to welcome in Pakistan La Bejazz, one of the leading flamenco-jazz bands. According to him, the music gala in Islamabad was a showcase of how contemporary Spanish music, evolving from the classical roots into the 21st century, can be a bridge between cultures and how performing arts can help promoting and supporting the most valuable causes. This fundraising event is our contribution, together with the Serena Hotel, to the commitment of the Embassy of Spain and the Spanish Government to support health initiatives in favour of those in need, such as the impressive work of the Aga Khan University Hospital with children with congenital heart disease.”
Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels, said, “We are delighted to welcome the Flamenco-Jazz Band La Bejazz, to perform their spellbinding music for your entertainment. Serena Hotels is privileged to be able to host events that strengthen the cultural exchange between Pakistan and Spain while at the same time supporting a cause dear to our hearts – providing healthcare to the less fortunate.”