Browsing: Music

Walaykum Salam Ladishah Drav

Confined to radio and television studio’s Ladhishah were once the popular street performers, enriching Kashmir with satire and humour. Aliya…

Kashmir Raps

A young rapper is gaining popularity among his people in Kashmir. He has got voice, a penchant for music and…

Faith no barrier

A Muslim woman is taking Sikh boys and girls in Srinagar closer to their religion by teaching them kirtan singing.…

Life is a quest

For some it takes a lifetime to know what they want to do with their lives. For some even a…

Royal Musician

For 60 years Ghulam Qadir Langoo sang for rulers and the people of Kashmir, and his passion for music gave…

Jockeying Kashmir

For aspiring Radio Jockeys, Sophie is an inspiration. Her own life has a daily transition from a homely girl to…

Death of a musical note

With Gen X refusing to learn the art of making musical instruments, a centuries old art form in Kashmir is about to extinct. Shazia Yousuf tells the story of its last surviving artist, Ghulam Mohammad Zaz.

Bringing the timeless music back

Singers are breaking the shackles and re-introducing traditional Kashmiri music to the people it belongs to. Tanveen Kawoosa tells the…

Sheikh Abdul Aziz

(March 1928- December 2006) For most of his life, Sheikh Abdul Aziz did everything possible to retrieve some of the…

In Search of Sufiyana

Musicians performing Sufiyana ragas in parties that ran all night are a thing of the past. A few young artists…