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Hunza Peetan (Shaman)

Shaman in action

By Neak Ali Hunzai: A Peetan (shaman) is somebody who uses ritualistic dance and chanting to go into a trance and make prophesies or cure evil. Peetan is a holy person gifted with supernatural powers. He is invited with a smoke of agarbati (Gallin) which is called Dhunni. He performs traditional dance on hunza’s music. At the time of dance ...

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VIDEO: Silk Route Festival 2013 comes to a colorful conclusion in Gulmit

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Silk Route Festival 2013 concluded today in village Gulmit of the strategically located Gojal Valley, in a colorful, mega event attended by a large crowd, including local people, foreign tourists and delegates, officials of the GB and federal government, diplomats and politicians from GB and Islamabad. The short film was made by Fazlu Gojali for Mountain TV. Share this: 36.38964392726918 74.8663330078125

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Gojal: Silk Route Festival 2013 comes to a colorful conclusion in Gulmit

Silk Route Festival 2013 Gulmit

Photos: Zaheer Bari and Adil Shah    Video: Fazlu Gojali Silk Route Festival 2013 concluded today in village Gulmit of the strategically located Gojal Valley, in a colorful, mega event attended by a large crowd, including local people, foreign tourists and delegates, officials of the GB and federal government, diplomats and politicians from GB and Islamabad. Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and ...

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Hunza: Silk Route Festival 2013 held in Karimabad

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By our correspondent Photos: Ghazi Karim Events under the Silk Route Festival 2013, which kicked off in Gilgit yesterday, were held in Karimabad, Hunza, today. A large number of foreign tourists, domestic visitors, locals and government officials attended the festival that showcased the culture of Hunza valley.  Diplomats of about 22 countries in Pakistan also visited the Silk Route Festival ...

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Silk Route Festival 2013 opens in Gilgit

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Report by Qasim Ali Photos: Tanveer Ahmed The Silk Route Festival 2013 was opened today at the Karakoram International University, Gilgit, by Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Pir Karam Ali Shah, our correspondent said. The three day long festival’s opening ceremony was attended by diplomats of several countries in Pakistan, including Ukraine, Egypt, China, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, Syria, North Korea, South Korea, Uzbekistan, ...

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Gulmit Gojal: Preparations for Silk Route Festival underway

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By our correspondent                         The Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association (WTCA) is in the process of finalizing the Silk Route Festival’s closing ceremony to be held in Gulmit, Gojal, on October 29, 2013. According to the organizers, about 40 ambassadors of different countries in Pakistan have been invited to the ...

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Chitrali Dance on a tune by legendary Ustaad Jan Ali

Chitrali Dance

By Imran Hunzai: 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 ...

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Yahaan/This Place (Beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan) by Shafqat Amanat Ali

Yahaan/This Place (Beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan) by Shafqat Amanat Ali

Tribute to  beautiful Pakistan & Specially Paradise of Gilgit/Baltistan by Great Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali. Share this:

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The First Satranga Youth Peace Festival comes to a colorful conclusion in Lahore

Young men from Gilgit Baltistan presented their traidtional dance during the First Satranga Youth Peace Festival

The First Satranga Youth Peace Festival concluded at the Al Hamra Hall, Mall road, Lahore late Monday. A number of colorful and informative items were presented during the festival, which was mean to promote peace, pluralism, diversity and preservation of culture. A large number of young men and women from across Gilgit-Baltistan also participated in the festival with the aim ...

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First Satranga Youth Peace Festival set for Sep. 30 – Are you ready yet?

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The “First Satranga Youth Peace Festival” will be held tomorrow Sep. 30 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Al Hamra Hall, Mall road, Lahore, according to the program organizers. A large number of young men and women from across Pakistan are expected to participate in the festival, which is aimed to promote peace, pluralism, respect for diversity and ...

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