Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: The Kashmir Cultural Society (KCS) in collaboration with Radio Kashmir Srinagar (RKS) organised an event on traditional Sufi music to highlight the Kashmiri Sufis and their poetry, in the Harwan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s capital.
The event has been organised with an attempt to revive the age old tradition of Sufi music in local Kashmiri language, commonly known as Chakri. The State Government has been successful in its attempt to revive the old Sufi music in local Kashmiri language with a good response by the public.
The event has been an open platform to several unknown Sufi artists, including Mohammad Sultan Nayak.
In the recent past, a lot of Sufi shows have been hosted for the exposure of Sufi poetry with music on a large scale with an aim to entertain the public of Jammu and Kashmir from a spiritual point of view.
Chakri is one of the most popular kinds of traditional music played in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a responsorial song form with instrumental parts, and played with instruments like harmonium, rubab, sarangi, nout, geger and chimta. It is performed in folk and religious spheres, by the Muslim and Hindu Kashmiris.
Chakri was also used to tell stories like fairy tales or famous love stories such as Yousuf-Zulaikha, Laila-Majnun, etc. (ANI)