JK Academy showcases rich Gujjar Heritage
Kangan/Srinagar,August 25 (Scoop News) – Diverse forms of music traditions reflecting rich cultural inheritance of Gujjars were showcased today in a largely attended ‘State Level Gojri Music Festival' organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages held at Baba Nizam-ud-Din Park. The event was attended by prominent dignitaries of the tribe and youth of the community.
Welcoming the guests Dr. Javaid Rahi Chief Editor of
He said tribal Gojri music is facing tremendous threats from rapid development, satellite channels and globalization and there is an urgent need to document this centuries old traditions in audio visual form adding that
Prominent Writer and poet Ch Iqbal Azeem in his inaugural remarks said that that Gojri is having a rich traditions of music and performing arts reflecting diverse shades of Gujjar Culture .He appreciated the Academy for holding such a purposeful event at Jammu-the nerve centre of Cultural activities.
Around one hundred artists drawn from different parts of the State performed on the occasion. Prominent among them includes Begum Jan and Party and Party, Noor un Nissa and Party, Razia Begum and Party, Tasleema Chowdhary and Party , Ghulam Hussan Tabasum and Party, Freed Parwaz and Party,Parveena Jan and Party.
Mohammad Manshah Khaki Senior Editor of Gojri presented vote of thanks while Dr. Shahnawaz Khatana conducted the proceedings of the event.
Tags: Gojri Folk , Music Festival , JK Academy , Gujjar Heritage
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