Rich tribute paid to legends folk singers at Lok Virsa


ISLAMABAD, April 11 (APP): National Institute of Folk and Traditional
Heritage Lok Virsa on Tuesday paid rich tribute to the legendary folk artists of the country
by inviting the next generation who is singing and playing music.
The event was held here at open air theater of Lok Virsa which was
joined by a large number of people from different walks of life.
Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed in her welcome address
paid rich tribute to the folk music legends including Khameeso Khan, Faiz Baloch, Murad
Parqoi, Zarsanga and Reshma.
She said that all these singers contributed a lot to folk heritage of
the country and Lok Virsa arranged special event to pay tribute to our legends.
Dr. Fouzia Saeed said that Lok Virsa invited the next generation of
legends to sing folk music and this was the best way to pay tribute to renowned folk
singers of the country.
She said that Reshma was the “nightingale of the Desert” and the title
was true to its spirit, adding that despite her fame, Reshma was modest and such kind of
voice would never be heard.
She stressed the need to preserve and promote indigenous folk heritage
of the country and reaffirmed that Lok Virsa is striving hard to preserve and promote
cultural heritage of Pakistan as mandated.
Later, Khameeso Khan Son Akbar, Faiz Baloch son Tajul, Murad Parqoi
son Liaqat, Zarsanga son Shezada and Reshma sons Sanwan and Mehru performed in
the show and got big applause from the audience at jam packed Lok Virsa Open Air
Ustad Khameso Khan,pride of performance presented breathless tunes on
flute which resonated well with audience.
The artists speaking on the occasion thanked Executive Director Lok
Virsa for arranging the event to pay tribute to their parents.