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Youngsters breathe new life into Gilgit-Baltistan folk styles

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Traditional music and poetry in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has been dying a slow death in recent years. However, renewed interest from locals and educated youth has seen reins of the ‘dying art’ taken up again. The shift from traditional singers to educated youth has come during the past decade when sectarian extremism squeezed out the traditional singers. The ...

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Chitrali sitar player sticks to the tricks of his trade

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PESHAWAR: Clad in a traditional dress and a thick khakhi shawl, Zainullah Khan Umerzai clutches his Chitrali sitar with pride. He is touted as one of the finest Chitrali sitar players who are affiliated with traditional Pashto music. He has also been billed as a living legend. Music vital for world peace: sitar performer Speaking to The Express Tribune, Umerzai said ...

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Pictorial- 2nd Satranga Youth Peace Festival 2016

Satranga Youth Peace Festival held in Lahore

Pictorial Presentation 2nd Satranga Youth Peace Festival Lahroe-2016 Sohail AD, Executive Director Satranga Cultural Development Organization Panelist, Taranjeet Singh (Tv anchor and youth activist) Ibrar Ul Haq(singer and act), Sadia             Sohial(MPA) and Nisar Ahmed Director MYRO Murtaza Jaffery, Principal National College of Arts Lahore presenting shield to Abrar Ul Haq       Panelists and ...

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Hum Gilgit-Baltistan Kay Hai

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Hunza Story

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Valuing Culture: The locals of Nager Valley are on the task to preserve their culture by celebrating Cultural Festival 2014 in Hopper

Our Correspondent: In accordance to preserve the culture of Nager Valley, the local community has organized a cultural festival 2014 which commenced from today August 17, 2014 at Hopper which is the centre area of such activities in Nager Valley. This festival will be based on pure cultural activities which aims to preserve the rich culture of the valley and ...

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Chitrali Dance on a tune by legendary Ustaad Jan Ali

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The mountain music of Northern Pakistan is unique in it’s own. Here a video of some youngsters dancing on a Chitrali tune played by Ustaad Jan Ali and his group. The dance patterns are bit different from those we see in Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan. The Chitrali tunes are faster and the drumbeat pattern also varies from those in rest ...

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Danatum Passu

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‘Hunza Cultural Forum’ to organize cultural event in Islamabad

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News Desk: Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) has announced to organize “Hunza Cultural Festival” in Islamabad on Jan. 18 and 19, 2014. An important meeting was held on Sunday in Islamabad to finalize the event schedule .The cabinet members and volunteers discussed different matters pertaining to the planned event, including funds availability, security matters and management plans. “It is a moment ...

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Dance on the roof of the world

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