ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) would organize a launching ceremony of its two newly written books ‘Aangai’ and ‘Chitral Ke Lok Geet’ on January 29.
The books launching ceremony would be held at Lok Virsa’s Media Centre in Islamabad followed by special performance by musicians from Chitral.
Talking to the state-run news agency, Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said this would be a literary event dedicated to the actual stories that those books tell and the struggles in putting together such extensive pieces of research.
Dr Fouzia Saeed said “Chitral Ke Lok Geet” was written by Muhammad Irfan and published by Lok Virsa. She said the book describing the culture of music and musicians, their lifestyles and various forms of instrument playing and its historic evolution.
Book “Aangai” was a compilation of poetry about the brides of Kakar tribes in Balochistan province. The book is written by Ali Kamil Qazlabash and published by Lok Virsa, she said.
The executive director Lok Virsa said the launch of those two books by Lok Virsa had been a much awaited event by the literary community.
Dr Fouzia said Lok Virsa had so far published over 200 books on various facets of Pakistani folklore and cultural heritage.