Folk, light music regales audience at Badamwari

Folk and light music singers – Kifayat Faheem, Raja Bilal and Farooq Ahmad Ganai Sunday mesmerised the audience with their lilting performance in Badamwari.
Folk, light music regales audience at Badamwari
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Folk and light music singers – Kifayat Faheem, Raja Bilal and Farooq Ahmad Ganai Sunday mesmerised the audience with their lilting performance in Badamwari.

The musical evening was organised by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in association with J&K Bank. Today's musical evening was part of an initiative that aims to showcase and recognise the diverse, unsung doyens of Kashmiri literature through renderings of their poetic compositions by local singers.

Speaking about the essence of such musical events, Secretary Academy, Dr Aziz Hajini said that the purpose of such programmes was to introduce the younger generation of the valley to the doyens of Kashmiri literature like Shamas Fakir, Ahad Zargar, Rasul Mir, Mehjoor and Abdul Ahad Azad so that the younger generation of Kashmiris is made aware of them.

During the hour long musical event based on Kalam-e-Shamas Fakir, the audience was given "an exquisite offering of songs" from the varied poetry of the noted Kashmiri poet of yore. The highlight of the programme was Zahoor Ahmad Shah's performance over the Kashmiri folk musical instrument – noet.

Other instrumentalists, who participated in the event included, Abdul Majeed Shah (Rabab), Mohammed Yaseen (Sarangi), and Umar Majeed (Santoor).

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