Harmony India releases Dina Nath Nadim’s Soun Wattan

Excelsior Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Aug 19: Harmony Cultural Foundation in association with Harmony India released and presented one of the master works of the celebrated and legendary poet of the J&K, Dina Nath Nadim’s “Soun Wattan”.
This beautiful poem was composed and conducted by singer-music composer, Saurabh Zadoo and was sung and performed by Indian Harmonies Choir from J&K which included Vanshika Bhat, Upasana Pandita, Sagar Koul, Himanshi, Raina, Chhavi Koul, Vani Bhat, Sanna Bhat, Bhavik Pandita. Rabab, Matka and Sarangi was played by Abdul Rashid Shah, Additional Music Arrangements were given by Sarang Ahuja and Kashmiri Vocals were performed by Noor Mohammad, Ghulam Mohammad Shah, Abdul Rashid Shah, Shabir Ahmed Mir, Nisar Ahmed, Shabir Ahmed Shah, Pictures provided by Anmol Kachroo and Edited by Akanksha Zadoo.
The production was recorded and produced at Harmony India Studio, Delhi and was released online on YouTube. A strong and positive message of love, peace and togetherness was conveyed throughout the Valley and people across the community applauded the efforts and expressed their love with the appreciation. The legendary poet ‘Nadim’ was also awarded Harmony India’s Life Time achievement Award posthumously in March this year and a brief documentary about his life was showcased. Nadim’s poetry not only reflects his mastery over expressions but also the subtle way of expressing his love and emotions for his homeland and nation which’s evident in his poem ‘Soun Wattan’. This poem was also transcribed into Hindi by a celebrated poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
A true poet at heart, Nadim also wrote operas like Vitasta ( Jhelum River ), Safar Taa Shehjaar ( The Journey And The shade ), Heemaal Taa Naaegrai ( Heemaal and Naagraaj ), Shuhul Kull ( The Shady Tree )and Bombur Taa yamberzal (Bumble Bee And The Narcissus Flower), the most popular being Bombur Taa Yamberzal, which was the first opera to be published in Kashmiri. Nadim passed away on 7th April 1988 at Jammu.
In an attempt to propagate and promote India’s culture and traditions, Harmony India has till produced and released some of the finest and definitive work in modern Indian music and hoped to continue to promote and build platform for India’s cultural and traditional values.

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