Since Kashmir has a long history of Sufi tradition, such an event, it is presumed, will go a long way in knowing each others’ culture and tradition, besides wooing tourists from across the globe, spokesman of Jammu ans Kashmir (J&K) Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Dr Javaid Rah said.
On June19, the event shall be inaugurated with a sizzling performance of Kashmiri Sofiyana music by Yaqoob Shiekh, the descendent of famous Sofi Gharana of Kashmir headed by Ghulam Mohammad Qaleenbaf followed by the performance of Radhika Chopra. The main attraction of the inaugural day will be Sufi folk and dance performance by the artists from Egypt. On June 20, the concert will begin with the highly acclaimed artist from Mumbai-- Meeta Vashist followed by the Qawalli byAmjad Ali Sabri and party from Pakistan.
The concluding day will witness three performances by the artistes from Syria and Uzbekistan followed by a famous play Bulleh to be staged by Ajoka Theatre Group of Pakistan. This play depicts life and massage Sufi saint Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah.
The programme will be a joint venture of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages.
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