In 2012, the Grammy-nominated Bluegrass band Della Mae visited Pakistan and Central Asia as part of their American Music Abroad tour. While visiting Islamabad and Lahore, Della Mae conducted performances, music collaborations with local musicians and bluegrass workshops at universities.
The American Music Abroad program is designed to be a two-way exchange, and as such Della Mae learned Iqbal’s Lab Pe Aati Hai, which they performed for audiences during their tour.
This year, during the Fifa 2014 World Cup Della Mae visited Brazil to conduct further musical exchange programs with the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo and Levantine Public Diplomacy. During their music workshop in the city of Porto Alegre, Della Mae spoke of their tour in Pakistan, and performed Allama Iqbal’s Urdu poem Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua for the Brazilian audience.
Here is thevideo of the song:
(Thanks to Levantine Public Diplomacy)