In the Punjabi mood
Delhi was on its feet as a folk musical event was organised as part of the ongoing Mela Phulkari celebrations at IHC by Harinder Singh and Kirandeep Singh.
The special guest present at the event, film director Imtiaz Ali shared his love for Punjab and also that his films have always been inspired by Punjab. He also promised to promote Punjab and use it more often in his films.
The event marked the performances of Jasbir Jassi, Punjabi singer and actor and Pammi Bai with his troupe. Visitors were greeted by traditional musical instruments like sarangi, nagada, dilruba and dhad. The concept was aimed at serenading urban Delhites and pampering their senses. The event saw a revival of art, craft and culture in the feistiest form. Jassi flattered the audience with his song Punjab written by Gurpreet Ghuggi, while Pammi Bhai sang- Allah Jaane, Jugni, Mele Vich Paenda, Gidda.
Mela Phulkari is aimed at reviving the art and bringing in a fresh whiff of all pretty and popular things from Punjab. It’s a platform where colourful pakhis (hand fans), madanis (butter churner) tilla jutis (footwear), manja (village cots), parandis (the festive hair accessory) are showcased.
The Mela was inaugurated by James David Bevan KCMG, British deputy high commissioner to India on 11 April and is slated to end on 24 April. So head on !