Two participants from Pakistan on a “Promoting Social Change through the Arts” #IVLP performing at an open-mic in Washington DC. Mr. Asif Sinan, a contemporary guitarist, performed two pieces, including one he called a “Pakistani blues.” Mr. Ans, a Sufi singer, also performed renditions of folk and classical songs for the packed venue. The event took place at Bloombars, a community arts bistro that runs entirely on donations, volunteer efforts, and the imperative of building a vibrant community on “meaningful human connections."