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Lok Virsa Festival pays tributes to local legends

Published Apr 11, 2017 11:37pm

National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage Lok Virsa on Tuesday paid rich tribute to the legendary folk artists of the country by inviting the next generation to perform songs and play various music.

The event was held here at open air theater of the Lok Mela festival (the Folk Festival of Pakistan) in Islamabad, which was attended by a large number of people from different walks of life.

Pakistani folk artists from Cholistan perform the 'Marvati' dance during the annual Lok Mela festival in Islamabad on April 11 ─ AFP
Pakistani folk artists from Cholistan perform the 'Marvati' dance during the annual Lok Mela festival in Islamabad on April 11 ─ AFP

A Pakistani folk artist from Cholistan breathes fire as she performs during the annual Lok Mela festival ─ AFP
A Pakistani folk artist from Cholistan breathes fire as she performs during the annual Lok Mela festival ─ AFP

Pakistani folk artists from Cholistan perform the 'Marvati' dance. ─ AFP
Pakistani folk artists from Cholistan perform the 'Marvati' dance. ─ AFP

Folk artists from the Bheel nomad community perform at the Lok Virsa Festival ─ AFP
Folk artists from the Bheel nomad community perform at the Lok Virsa Festival ─ AFP

Folk artists, who are eunuchs and street performers belonging to the minority Hindu Bheel community, perform at the festival. ─ AP
Folk artists, who are eunuchs and street performers belonging to the minority Hindu Bheel community, perform at the festival. ─ AP