NNK or­ga­nizes prog on Do­gri Folk Mu­sic 'Bhaakh'

The Northlines - - CITY -

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.

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