Gojri Musical Records launched on Internet
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 10/10/2010 at 1:12AM
Comments | Region: India
“ During past few months more than one lakh viewers from all parts of the world includes United State of America, UK, Pakistan, Arabian countries have registered their presence on our channel said Dr. Javaid Rahi, National Secretary of Tribal Foundation adding that this is a rare experience for us that our users across the world in demand of more and more videos especially folk in Gojri. He said Gojri is the first language of millions of Gujjars residing in different parts of world predominantly residing in
Dr. Rahi said “The new records which were acquired during field surveys and uploaded on net includes variety of Gojri Folk-songs, Baits, Naats, Si Harfis, Ghazals, epics , videos reflecting the richness of Gujjar culture and preference was given to those records which are showcasing the glorious ethos of Tribal and nomadic life of Gujjars.
Dr. Javaid Rahi said that those who browse “Gojri” on You Tube or AOL will have a glimpses of rare of rarest melodious songs, sung by famous Gojri artists include Begum Jan, Bashir Mastana,Parveena Jan, Noor Jan, Kartar Chand, Gh. Mohammad Dansaliya, Mohammad Hussain Merasi, Jattu Merasi, Nizam Din Chouhan, Sufi Bashir Khatana, Zaman Sailani, Iqbal Malangami ,Kailash Mehra, Suraj Singh Sain Taas and other Gojri artists with a glimpses of Traditional forms of performing arts unique to Gujjar tribe, said Dr.Rahi He further said that those who browse will also listen the poetry of legend Gojri poets includes Mian Nizam -ud- Din (R.A) , Israel Asar, Sain Qadar Baksh (R.A) , Khuda Baksh Zar, Noor Mohammad Noor, Shabaz Rajourvi, Iqbal Azeem , Naseem Poonchi, Mansha Khaki, Sabir Mirza, Shams Din Mehjoor, Rana Fazal and other popular poets on net.
Dr. Javaid Rahi further said some rare videos acquired from artists of Poonch Rajouri , Kupwara and Baramulla and other parts of the state are rarest copies of folk-lore popular in the Himalayan Nomadic groups which are facing a great threat of extinction were also uploaded for reference and record.
Dr. Rahi further said being nomad by culture the Gujjars have a distinction over other tribal groups and these videos have been launched to highlight globally , the nomadic Costumes ,Traditions , food habits, living habits and other un exposed part of Gujjar Culture which varies from area to area.