Kashmiri Sufi Rock Bands Are Becoming a Hit Among The Youth

Sufi rock bands across Kashmir are becoming popular among the youth for mixing Sufi lyrics with rock music.

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Sufi rock bands across Kashmir are becoming popular among the people of the Valley by mixing Sufi lyrics with rock music. The genre is attracting the new generation.

From the last few years, some music bands, like Blood Rockz have worked hard to bring this change in Kashmiri music. Kashmir is famous all over the world because of its unique culture, tradition and mostly, for its sufi poetry. However, as one of the band members claim, the same ceased to excite the young audience, which created the need for fusion music.

There have been very renowned singers and poets who have written sufi songs. But today’s youth listens to Rock. So we take the same sufi lyrics and remix it with rock music and make a fusion genre called sufi rock.
Musician, Blood Rockz Band

Through Sufi Rock, they aim to not only revive the love for sufiyana music and entertain people with the new trend, but also channel the youths’ energy towards something more peaceful.

The bands are drawing lots of attention, not just to themselves, but also to the Valley.

(With inputs from ANI)

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