Musicians from Hunza Valley captivate audience at PNCA

-Play native Ghalawaar music as artists perform traditional dance
-PNCA ED says efforts are being made to promote culture of valley
-Most of the people of Hunza are Ismaili Muslims, the followers of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. The local language is Burushaski. English and Urdu are also spoken and understood by the most of the people.
-According to a recent survey conducted by a foreign agency, the people of Hunza are the most educated in Pakistan

By Mahtab Bashir

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with the Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) organised a cultural event at the National Art Gallery (NAG) on Friday.

The exotic event featured Hunza Folk Music that highlighted the history of Hunza Valley. The event was organised to promote art and cultural awareness among the students and the people of the twin cities.

A number of musicians, dancers and singers and artists representing the Hunza Classical Group (HCG), wearing traditional dresses, enamored a large audience by traditional dances, and use of Danol (a form of drum), flute, tabla and srangi, producing their native music called Ghalawaar.

via Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Musicians from Hunza Valley captivate audience at PNCA.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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