Sajjan Bayman Niklaa :|

This (title) was one of many Pakistani and Indian songs played during this Folk Puppet Show for Kids at Rafi Peer’s festival.
Everything was so vibrant, colorful and fascinating, there were different characters from Been Walah to Snake, Sassi Punoo to Heer Ranjha.
The above-pictured duo is Ms. Laila (in black) and Mr. Majnoo, Manjoo was so thin and disheveled, if you can recognize him lying down and Laila was in search of Majnoo :)
Other famous songs included “Aj Kala Jorra Paa, Saadi Farmaayeesh Tay”, “Dafli Walay, Dafli Baja” and “Mahi Mahi Mahi, Meno Chala pawa day” :|, which i heard in the last year’s performance too. A guy was introducing the characters and then the ladies were elaborating the act by singing related songs.
The ladies were singing sweet folk melodies on the beat of dholak.
The story teller: He was introducing every character.

Though it was both in Punjabi and Urdu, and a bit difficult to get whats going on, but kids got absorbed the way it was presented. They were observing the hands controling the threads right beneath from the curtain. The act was greatly applaused and kids left with smiley faces.

1 Comment so far

  1. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

    Most fascinating! :)

    Proper exposure to such folk acts showcases the richness of our very vibrant culture. May we be relieved of all the fears and be able to relish this richness in all its forms.

    Say no to terrorism, extremism, fundamentalism – we all want to live in peace, happiness and prosperity

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