ISLAMABAD, Mar 28 (APP):Culture experts at the 6th session of ‘Lok Baithak’ highlighted rituals and traditions of Bugti tribe here Thursday at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa.
Exploring various aspects of Bugti’s folklore, they discussed the unique cultural heritage at Fortnightly Lok Baithak: Focusing Bugtis’ Folklore.
Sabaz Ali Bugti a Balochi folk singer presented melodious Balochi folk tunes while Liaqiat Shahwani an analyst from Balochistan and guest speaker Sanaullah Bugti highlighted the traditions and rituals of Bugti tribe.
According to the organizers, the main purpose of the program was to revive the traditional informal sittings of the traditional and rural communities.
These Lok Baithaks were multifaceted and used to serve the multiple purposes of associationalism, entertainment, social cohesion, knowledge sharing, creation of disciplinarian and organizational spirit and above all hub of promotion of art and culture in the general communities.
Lok Baithak fortnightly series is open to the people of all age groups and multiple ethnicities in the style that they themselves are the speakers and listeners with the Lok Virsa as regulator and facilitator only. Participants are encouraged and allowed to bring their musical instruments and artifacts they specialize in. They are motivated to share the values, knowledge, wisdom, stories, songs, tales, fables, epics, jokes, traditional games, riddles etc. overall everything falling within the domain of folklore of their respective regions. Amateur singers and musicians among them sing and play music.