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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Planning, Songs, Video, Wedding

Weekend portrait film shoot

This weekend my fiancé and I made a movie. Starring us 🙂 Yes, that's correct. Taking the concept of an e-shoot to a whole new level, our funny, super-awesome, creative, young videographer pitched to us the idea of a portrait film: he would shoot us doing things we like and put that footage to a… Continue reading Weekend portrait film shoot

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