Nirvana Academy organises Dogri Folk Music programme and Children Workshop
By: Sohil Bilal
RAMBAN: Nirvana Academy a cultural club in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages today organised Dogri folk music Programme and children music workshop at Heritage Strings School, Bakshi nagar Jammu. Sh. Vikrant Dogra, Vice President Federation of Indian Blood Donors Organisations was the chief guest on the occasion.
Programme commenced with the lightning of traditional lamp followed by Dogri folk song programme in which folk artists of Jammu region sung geetru, a folk form of Dogri music.
Seema Dogra and Chandani Kour eminent folk singers of the state enthralled the audience with their performances. Performances of Naturedeep Kour, Ridhima Sharma, Bhawana Sharma, Shaveta Sharma,Azad Kumar, Master Viraj Gupta, Aradhya Gupta, Adhyan, Amogh, Ankush were also highly appericiated by the audience. Sumit Sharma accompanied the artists on harmonium, Amit Kumar on dholak and Naresh Kumar accompanied on tabla. Rohit Sharma hosted the programme.
A 10 day long children music workshop was also held with an aim to create a platform where children can interact with the participants and eminent folk singers thereby enhancing their vision. Kuldeep Kumar a Masters in Music and Music Composer accompanied by Chandani Kaur Dogri folk Singer from Nirvana Academy conducted the workshop.
Director Heritage Strings Sh. Anmol Amla expressed his gratitude to Nirvana Academy for organizing the music workshop and Dogri folk music programme at the School.
Meenakshi Sharma General Secreatry Nirvana Academy thanked Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for their kind support and financial assistance for the year 2015-16.
She added that these kind of programme provides platform to the folk artists and also showcase rich culture of our state. In future, Nirvana Academy will organise such programmes to promote folk music and to provide musical training to the budding artist.