Iranian musicians enthrall people in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 20 (ANI): Residents of Kashmir were treated to Iranian music during a Sufi music event held in Srinagar.

The five-member group enthralled the music lovers during 'Jahan-e-Khusrau', a show dedicated to Sufi music, which was organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), India's foreign affairs ministry, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department and the Rumi Foundation.

For the singers from Iran, the experience of performing in Kashmir was quite good.

Though many singers performed at the event, it was the Iranian group that stole the hearts of the people.

"It seemed as if it was a gathering of Sufi musicians. We had Iranian musicians, group from Awadh and then there were Kashmiri singers, " said Tabrez Ahmed, a resident.

Central Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah, elt such events would help in facilitating friendship between the people.

"Such events could help in increasing friendship between us. It would help in lessening the distances," said Farooq Abdullah.

The event was held to keep alive the tradition of Sufi music in the valley. (ANI)

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