Pakistani born singer, musician, music composer, pianist and actor Adnan Sami Khan Friday interacted with local artists at Hotel Taj Vivanta, ahead of his concert scheduled to be held today at the SKICC here.
During the interaction, Sami shared instances from his music journey and life experiences with the artists, besides reflecting upon the art and music and their scope in traversing through space and time.
He said that ‘language of art is a form of communication that transcends all differences created by humans, and reaches above hate to spread a message of peace and harmony’.
Speaking about his experiences of visiting J&K, Sami said this region hosts a rich culture which has art woven in its roots. ‘The mysticism and Sufism found in Kashmir will continue to inspire me and influence my music so that I can produce rich melodies’, he added.
The local artists spoke at length with Adnan Sami about his music, his melodies, present scenario of music in the country, the visible shift away from melodies to the westernized genre and about his upcoming concert in the valley.
The artists also thanked Adnan Sami for performing at this concert for gratis, saying that this concert will go a long way in motivating youth in exploring their passions in arts and moving forward to shaping their passions into professions.
Marveling at the plethora of talent present in Kashmir, Sami said that this region has produced brilliant writers, poets and artists whose works are lauded worldwide and has inspired many people globally.
Besides Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood Shah and Secretary JKAACL Aziz Hajini, prominent local artist including Tariq Javed, Wahid Geelani, Aiyash Arif, Muneer Ahmad Mir, Zameer Ashaye, Gulzar Ganaie were present for the interaction.