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JAMMU: Natraj Natya Kunj Cultural Society Jammu, on Thursday presented Bhaakh at Abhinav Theatre, here.
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 and Sonika Jamwal who were accompanied by Girdhari Lal Sharma on Harmonium, Sunil Kumar on flute and Rajeev Kumar on rhythm.
President of the Group, Kumar A Bharti highlighted the typical musical structure of Bhaakh and its importance in Dogra cultural life.
Chief Guest, Balwant Thakur, Regional Director Indian Council For Cultural Relations J&K, 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.”
Casualty Medical Officer, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and Advisor of the Group, Dr. Rajinder Thappa 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 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, Prof. Lalit Mangotra, Chatter Pal, Dr. H.K Bhagat.
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