NNK organizes prog on Dogri Folk Music 'Bhaakh'
In the effort of showcasing the rich folk practices of music and dance, Natraj Natya Kunj Cultural Society Jammu, today presented the unique legacy of 'Bhaakh' at Abhinav Theatre, here today. The magic of Bhaakh, considered as rare singing tradition of folk music unique to Duggar, was brought before audience by legendary singer Asha Kesar along with singers like Sudesh Manhas & Sonika Jamwal who were accompanied by Girdhari Lal Sharma on Harmonium, Sunil Kumar on flute and Rajeev Kumar on rhythm.
Speaking in his welcome address President of the Group Kumar.a.'bharti' said that team NNK takes pride in presenting one of the most celebrated Folk singing form of Dogri music 'Bhaakh'. He also highlighted the typical musical structure of 'Bhaakh' and its importance in Dogra cultural life. Chief Guest on the occasion Padma
Shri Balwant Thakur, Regional Director Indian Council For Cultural Relations J&K, in his address congratulated the group for taking unique initiative to promote this Dogra Folk form, speaking on the occasion he said, "If we can contribute anything exclusive to National as well as International artistic heritage, it is Bhaakh, the musical style typical to Dogri speaking area of Jammu region. Speaking to the media, Dr. rajinder Thappa, Advisor of the group said, 'The time has come when
Dogra folk form with distinctive singing style where singers singing simultaneously in high and low pitches and create 'chord', a matchless special effect of 'musical harmony', is showcased to the world for its universal appeal'.
The show was ably conducted by Sars Bharti and presented by Tejan Bharti and Hema Shivgotra.
Prominent writers, poets and members of civil society who attended the function included Anjali Sharma Director All India Radio, Professor Lalit Mangotra, Chatter Pal, Dr H K Bhagat.