JAMMU, Mar 18: J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) here today under the guidance of Bharat Singh, Secretary Academy, successfully concluded the two-day Jammu Kashmir Folk Festival which was inaugurated yesterday by Prof. B.S Sahai, Director IIM.
Speaking on the occasion Bharat Singh emphasized on the need for promotion and preservation of folk traditions of J&K.
On inaugural day musical presentations by renowned singers of J&K like Kabul Bukhari (Pahari and Gojri medley), Waqar Khan, Yaseen Gundpuri, Chakri (Saras Bharti & Party), Sonali Dogra, Vanshika Jaral, Naina Saproo (Kashmiri Singer), Dilsher Singh & Party (Punjabi Folk), Khajoor Singh & Party (Gertrude), Parveena Bano & Party (Gojri Folk), Chinmaye Sharma, Kusha Sharma, Nirbhay Singh, Raman Slathia, Pawnesh Singh and Vishal Gupta, Asha Kesar (Bhakh), Rakesh Malhotra, Zahida Tarannum and Nisar Ahmed Dhoolwali mesmerized the audience.
They were supported by Darbari Lal (Dholak), Amit Anand (Tabla), Rakesh Anand (Flute), Krishan Kumar (Synth), Sanjay Kumar (Guitar) and Rohit Kumar (Octopad).
On concluding day renowned artists along with young talents of J&K who gave their presentations were Vishal Pandita, Pooja Pandita, Neelam Langeh, Suresh Chouhan, Sham Manyal, Surinder Manhas, Dr. Deepali Watal, Naseem U Haq, Vishakha Bardwaj, Jasmeet Kour, Parvez Malik, Master Kartar Chand & Party, Mohinder Soni, Harkrishan Singh Sanam, Bishan Das & Group, Ramesh Chander, Vibha Bharti, Pallavi Koul, Tsewang Dorjey, Zahida Tarannum, Chaman Matto & Party, Rumalo Ram & Party (Geetru), Shahida Parveen, Ajaz Bhatt, Muzzamil Shah, Razia Ashraf, Gulam Hassan Tabsum & Party and Waheed Jhillani. They were supported by musicians like Girdhari Lal Sharma on Sarangi, Mayank Raina on flute, Sahil Jasotra on Tabla, Rajeev Kumar on Dholak, Chandan on Synth, Ricky on Octopad and Amarjeet Singh on Violin.
The event culminated with vote of thanks by Dr. Shahnawaz, Editor cum Cultural Officer, Gojri.
Jammu Kashmir Folk Festival concludes