Indus Arts Council presents Chai Shai
Indus Arts Council presents Chai Shai, an immersive experience into the beauty and hospitality of Pakistan through its culture of tea.
Many Asian and Eastern countries use tea in their daily lives almost ritualistically, as an element to cleanse or commune. Tea in Pakistan takes on a unique stance where it is essential to hospitality and weaving bonds of friendship and long-term relationships between strangers and families. Indulge in the nuances of tea culture created through interactive play in various spaces where tea is taken and revered upon.
The event will include pairings of sweets and savory, and an array of chai brewed with different tea leaves; regional dances over euphonious strings and dhol compositions; performers characterized as chai wala (chai server) and street hawkers; tea-inspired art, allowing guests to learn about the beauty and hospitality of Pakistan through its culture of tea; and a looping multimedia film about the culture, history, and economic value of tea in Pakistan.