Lok Virsa introduces digitized archives, featuring famous folk artists music


ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP):National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has introduced a digitized archives and ‘Lok Tunes’ website, featuring all of the musical recordings of famous folk artists at Lok Virsa.
Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed told APP that the launch of digitized archives and ‘Lok Tunes’ website is historic progress in preservation of culture and promotion.
She said that a large number of people already started listening music on the ‘Lok Tunes’ website www.loktunes.com.
Dr. Fouzia Saeed said that the focus will now be on the promotion of folk heritage of the country, adding that the promotion of folk heritage will also create more space for expressing diversity within our culture, asserting cultural autonomy and dignity as well as contributing towards a stronger democracy and nation. “These archives can be accessed online from anywhere in the world” she said.
Dr. Fouzia said that the ‘loktunes’ website visitors can enjoy popular genres of music including instrumental, folk, Ghazal, Sufi, classical and Kafi in Balochi, Kashmir, Pashto, Punjabi, Saraiki, Sindhi and Urdu languages.
The website visitors can access songs of legends singers including Abida Parveen, Bali Jutti, Surraiya Multanikar, Pathanay Khan, Allah Bachayo Khoso, Faiz Mohammad Baloch, Khamiso Khan, Fateh Ali Khan, Ghulam Ali, Iqbal Bano, Mehdi Hasan Khan and etc.