Theatre buffs regret dismantling of open-air stage
The open-air theatre, located at the Gandhi Grounds, where legendary artists like Balraj
Sahni, Raj Babbar, Gursharan Singh thrilled viewers for many years, has been turned into a concrete centre housing the Punjabi Virsa Vihar, much to the dismay of theatre lovers.
Drumming their way to ‘dhol’
It’s ‘drum up’, not ‘doll up’ for city’s women artistes
With Punjabi women taking to playing the traditional "dhol", yet another male bastion seems to have crumbled! Apart from
"dhol", women are increasingly taking on to other traditional folk instruments of Punjab.
These musical instruments were hitherto played exclusively by men.
Artistes perform at a state-level function in Amritsar recently
Varsity’s ‘Heritage Village’ to showcase culture
The "Heritage Village" concept of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, may turn out as the biggest project for the revival of traditional folk culture and heritage.
Folk music through dance and war
Ghungroos, sapp and kato are used in
bhangra, while ghaggar, dholki, ghara, bambiha are used by giddha
dancers. Bambiha is also used for singing "jagao". Dhaad and
sarangi are used for singing of "vaars".
Khalsa College all
set for folk museum
Khalsa College, Amritsar, here has
its own plans for the revival for folk culture. It is all set for
establishing Rs 2.75 crore project of "Guru Hargobind Singh