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Karimabad Scouts Band bags first prize in Gilgit Mela Marching Band 2013

Gilgit Mela Marching Band 2013, Photo: Goher Roy

News Desk Karimabad Scouts Band bagged the top prize in the Scottish style bagpipes and drums band competition, dubbed as “Gilgit Mela Marching Band 2013,” held in Gilgit today, our correspondent reported. The event, which was the greatest battle of bands in history of GB, was attended by 13 pipes bands in addition to three brass bands from across Gilgit ...

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Jashn-e-Ghanche 2013 concludes in Khaplu

Sword dance during Jashn-e-Ghanche, Photo: Asghar Khan

News Desk Jashn-e-Ghanche, sponsored by the Gilgit-Baltistan tourism department and organized by local non-profit organizations, concluded in Khaplu, Tuesday. According to reports, hundreds of people attended the festival’s closing ceremony, including domestic and foreign tourists, public figures and government representatives. A number of traditional items added colour to the event, including traditional dances, sword dance, folk songs and satires. Polo ...

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Preparations for Rama Festival 2013 underway

Rama Festival, Astore Valley, GB

By Nazia Jabeen Rama festival 2013 is scheduled to be held from Sep. 10 to Sep. 12, 2013, in Astore valley, a prominent and picturesque tourism spot in Gilgit-Baltistan that has in the past been used as a passageway between the state of Jammu and Kashmir and chiefdom of Gilgit. Reports say that the Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, Yunus Dhaga, ...

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Baba Ghundi Festival 2013 ends in Chipurson valley

Polo match during Baba Ghundi Festival

Report by Adil Shah The Baba Ghundi Festival was held on Thursday in Chipurson, a far flung valley in the extreme north of Gilgit-Baltistan. Despite unfavorable weather condition, a number of events were held during the festival, including traditional songs, music, dance and Sufi songs. Polo and Buz Kashi held during the festival in the valley located near the Pak-Afghan ...

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Gojal: The AKSJBG will train members of newly formed Nasir-e-Khisraw Pipe Band

Aga Khan Silver Jubilee Band Gulmit

By Qasim Ali The Aga Khan Silver Jubilee Band Gulmit (AKSJBG) will provide training to the newly started pipe band in Upper-Gojal, named Nasir-e-Khisraw Pipe Band. A team of the AKSJBG, which has over the years won dozens of accolades for its best performance, visited Sost on Monday to participate in the opening ceremony of the newly formed band. The ...

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The drumbeat – A psychological analysis

Hunza local dance

By Didar Ali “One good thing about music is, when it hits you, you feel no pain” Bob Marley Music has remained a major source to express ones inner feelings; through instruments, composition, performance, art, fine art, sounds or silence. It has never been a confused or controversial phenomenon as its in today’s world, especially among religious and scientific school ...

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