Folk singer Zarsanga performs online concert

By: News Desk      Published: 11:45 AM, 22 Apr, 2020
Folk singer Zarsanga performs online concert

The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) organized an online concert of popular Pashto folk singer Zarsanga to continue its mission of promoting folk culture while observing security measures and lockdown imposed by the government to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Special arrangements were made for the concert so that Zarsanga could perform from her home in Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for viewers.

The Pashto-speaking community and other social media users were mesmerized by the online performance of the Pashto folk singer.

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Music enthusiasts and singers have appreciated PNCA's attempt to promote such talented artiste in the hard time of COVID-19.

In other live online concerts, Pride of Performance Award Winner Bashir Baloch, and Liaquat Parkoi son of legendary Balochistani singer Murad Parkoi performed and received several likes for their Balochi and Brahvi songs.

PNCA said these live concerts aimed at offering entertainment to those people who are stuck at home apart from supporting lockdown musicians, including those who live in remote areas.

Widely known as the ‘Melody Queen of Pashto’, Zarsanga’s style of singing is so far ahead of everyone else from her region. Her voice is so specific, distinctive and full of colour and completely magical as her words pierce through your heart.

A recipient of the ‘Pride of Performance’ and ‘Presidential Award’ for her contributions, Zarsanga has an age-old relationship with Radio Pakistan in Peshawar.

Despite her age, the raw textured dramatics of her supercharged vocals would ‘challenge the young vocalists to match her rhythmic frequency’, even now.

Born to a gipsy family, and best known for her performances of folk traditional songs, Zarsanga has performed across USA, UK, Europe, Middle East and Iraq.