Special workshop was held for our members. There was dancing and singing along with introduction to instrument called Dilruba.
Dilruba is a stringed instrument, made of metal, parchment, and horsehair. It is used in religious ceremonies, this instrument is found in different parts of North India. Majorly used as a solo as well as an accompanying instrument in Northern classical music. It is used when playing and singing Gurbani. Dilruba instrument was first created by 10th Guru in Sikh religion Guru Gobind singh ji.
In this video, participants learned how to play, hold and care for Dilruba instrument. They along sang along with the instructor.
Some of the comments regarding this event were
“ I never knew about this instrument, its fascinating to learn about it”
“ I had seen in it when I was very young in my home town village, growing up I saw it being played by professionals in religious ceremonies”
“ it is such a beautiful instrument and it holds so much history and heritage from our Sikh culture”
Singing and Dancing session was held for our 50+ group
They had the chance to sing folk songs from their youth days. It was a karaoke session along with dancing and explanation of some very popular folk dances and songs.
One of the songs sung and performed by two attendees was very popular song called “ Teri Kanak Di Rakhi Mundia” it was originally picturised in black and white in 1960’s Sung by Mohammed Rafi and Shamshad Begum.
Lyrics to one of the verse in video , explains” If I was to go water your fields, my henna will wash off my hands dear. man replies; don’t worry about your henna, for you I will grow fields of henna leaves, so please don’t say you cant look after my fields.”
Folk songs are a very popular in North India in Punjabi culture. They are fun to sing and dance on. Our 50+ group thoroughly enjoy singing these folks songs and dancing on them.