Dolki, Pakistan, Pakistani, Songs, South Asian, Tradition

Dholki Song Booklet (Urdu Edition!)

Ladies, and gents,  I'm sounding an alarm bell: our generation is at risk of losing our rich cultural traditions. How so? This past weekend I was at a dholki (pre-wedding event where you play the traditional drum and sing wedding folk songs). An aside,  this is what I wore, another outfit from Chinyere, the same… Continue reading Dholki Song Booklet (Urdu Edition!)

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Chinyere, Clothes, Dolki, Lahore, Pakistan, Shopping, Wedding

Ready-to-Wear, Chinyere!

Hello hello! My fellow Canadians:  um, why did our parents come here? Lol, It's sooo cold! So allow me to take you back to Lahore, where it is wonderful and warm  (well, at least it was when I was there last March!) I've talked about the label Chinyere by Bareeze before, in fact; I rated… Continue reading Ready-to-Wear, Chinyere!

Dolki, Pakistan, Songs, Tradition

Dolki

Yesterday my cousins had a dolki for me. (Dolki = pre-wedding function where the dholak (traditional drum) is played and girls sing wedding songs, and start the customs of rubbing oil on the brides hair and feed her sweets.) The dolki was at my Phupo's house (phupo = dad's sister) and all my cousins sat in a circle,… Continue reading Dolki