I have read my friends writings on khowar culture, language and
music. I am still waiting comments on the fall and decline of our
cultural values in the field of khowar instrumental and vocal music
as well as traditional dances .With the demise of Mubarak khan the
2nd last pillar of khowar has fallen. Mir wali of Kuragh is bed
ridden due to old age. The new generation of khowar singers
,musicians and dancers are deadly against Khowar culture and khowar
musical traditions. Our youngsters have introduced Jericane to
replace daff and piano to replace our traditional instrument Sitaar.
Similarly Our traditional flute is being replaced by the pipe and
orchestra. Our traditional khowar tunes have been replaced by
Pashto, Shina, Urdu , Punjabi and “disco ” tunes of Pop music.In
fact this is an alarming situation for the survival of khowar
culture, khowar music and khowar language.
Through this post I am going to float an idea to preserve our
traditional heritage in music and dances. It is also a humble
attempt to solicit the views of those who love our traditional
culture and music.
Dr Inayatullah Faizi