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Folk’s flavor in harmony initiates from their culture and heritage. Pakistan, being the center of attention for the tourists from all around the world contains a specific importance in depicting its cultural heritage and lok (traditional) music. Lok Mela brings around joyous ten days for the people to get to know about their culture, this year Lok Mela made a folk singer happier too. Lok Mela, preserved the heritage best for Saima Jatti.
Bali Jatti was the first women to be the owner of a stage theater in Punjab but she did not permitted her daughter to adhere her profession but her granddaughter Saima Jatti chose the profession by heritage.
Samia Akhtar as known as Saima Jatti being the granddaughter of Bali Jatti engrossed the spectators by performing the melodious notes and shared the stage with Fazal Jutt on 8th April 2017 at Lok Mela, Islamabad Pakistan.
The annual ten days colorful festival add more color to it, when the performing artists feel proud to take forward their ancestors profession.
During the mela, I met Saima Akhtar.
A very loving artist from Lahore who performed a song during the day time ‘Teray Bajray di Rakhi’ and while talking to her I came to know that she she really happy as she was given her grandmother’s dress in legacy.
The black dress she wore while performing with Fazal Jutt
holds great importance, as the same dress was worn by Bali Jatti in 1987 while performing at the stage of lok virsa. This is how lok mela, preserved the heritage best for Saima Jatti.
As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us. 🙂
The music of Pakistan is maybe one among the foremost numerous choice of music within the whole world comprises of music genre in various language. Pakistan has developed a large number of various sorts of music and sounds.
A number of emerging bands and singers are taking birth in Pakistan and recently a group has been brought up in the capital; Islamabad.
The Bakshi Brothers from Islamabad have proved to be be the best sound to the ears in the portrayal of traditional folk consolidated with qawwali. The Bakshi Brothers are sons of Azam Bakshi and Azam Bakshi, the legendary classical singer, and tabla player Ajmal Khan, , the fabled classical singer and tabla player.They have been known to the people since 2013. The Bakshi Brothers, alluring rhythms smashed with mesmerized vocals during their singing exposure on Coke Studio’s Season 8, this year.
These are the four brothers and Bilal Bakshi is the on the second number. He was born in the midst of the mountains in Islamabad on 17 July 1987. Bilal got his education from Beaconhouse School System. People are born with a silver spoon in the mouth but he was born with music flowing in the veins which was obvious in the cry since he was in the cradle. He is the main vocalist in the band and band manager too.
Moreover Bilal Bakshi is a man with a happy mood, down to earth, full of care and a man who is always there for his best buddies. Whereas I am lucky enough to meet him and his group over the Music Mela 2016 and got an over whelming chance to interview the artist who is brilliantly a known face but a plainspoken person.
Today is 17 July so let us all wish him a very happy birthday and a blessed life ahead with the rhythmic career
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