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28 February 2020

The Grandeur of Gilgit-Baltisan Musical Show

You did not shake your stress away, on Thursday night? You missed it! The artists of Gilgit-Baltistan were at Lok-Virsa, Islamabad to show you the grandeur of their unique culture and music. The GB Musical Night was attended by scores of music-goers from Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and other parts of the country.

The two-hour GB musical show (8:00 P.M-10:00 P.M) captivated the audience. The thrilling performances here accelerated almost everybody’s heart beats and Margalla Hills seemed echoing the songs of the mountain nightingales. You could feel the move in the audience with the beats of the drums and the melodic folk songs of the region.  The visitors to Gilgit-Baltistan musical show did not seem to move unless the host, Mir Aman Hunzai had to wrap it up with a promise to arrange another musical show later on June 11, 2011 in Rawalpindi where hundreds of youth from Gilgit-Baltistan live.  

By Naveed Hussain, Islamabad. Photo Courtesy: Nur Mumad. Video Clip: Kamil Jan Baigal

Mir Aman Hunzai, in his remarks invited public attention towards Gilgit-Baltistan’s ecological beauty as a matchless summer tourist destination.

“I am confident to say that the beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan is second to none, when it comes to choose a holiday destination in Pakistan. The hospitable people of Gilgit-Baltistan invite you to visit the region and I am sure you will rejuvenate your days here for decades in your life. “, He said.

Well known singers Jabir Khan Jabir, Imtiaz Hussain Shehki,Sajjad-ur-Rehman, talib Hussain Talib, Sharaf-ud-din Faryad, irshad Hussain Shad, Meraj Khan, Mubarak Ali Sawan performed in the show.  Songs were sung in indigenous languages such as Shina, Balti, Burushaski, Khuwar, Wakhi and Domaki. The region’s youth seemed to be sunk in the adoration of their origin during the show.