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HUNZA FESTIVAL


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After a wait of two years, the Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) has announced the 2023 edition of the Hunza Festival. The largest festival for the diaspora of the larger Hunza Valley is finally back in the twin cities. The event was not held since 2023 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) is all set for its flagship event for the diaspora of the greater Hunza region. Hunza Festival will be held at the Liaqat Gymnasium, Jinnah Sports Complex, Islamabad, on the 4th (Saturday) and 5th (Sunday) March 2023.

This year, there has been a new edition of the Hunza Film Festival where creatives from the Hunza region will screen their film and documentary work.

Activities at Hunza Festival



Traditional Music

Traditional Music

Listen to the intriguing folk instrumental music by traditional bands from Hunza Valley.

Handicrafts

Handicrafts

Get an opportunity to explore and buy handicraft products from Hunza Valley and other regions of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Folk Songs

Folk Songs

From folk songs to western fusions, enjoy music in various languages in Hunza Valley including Burushaski, Wakhi, Shina, and Domaki.

Cultural Cuisine

Cultural Cuisine

The organic cuisine of Hunza Valley might not be that common today but at Hunza Festival you will get to taste some of these foods.

Skits

Skits

Skits like Jutt Hir and dances like Api Xo Nut have been a significant part of traditional celebrations in Hunza.

Awards

Awards

Hunza Awards is an effort to recognize the social, cultural, educational, and professional contributions of the Hunzokutz.

Event Guidelines

Hunza Festival is specifically designed for people of all ages. You can visit with your family and friends to enjoy the culture of Hunza.

Visitors are expected to stritcly follow the event guidelines.

Meet the Performers


Ali Aman Gojali

Ali Aman Gojali

Wakhi Singer



Ali Aman Gojali

Ali Aman Gojali

Wakhi Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Ali Aman Gojali is a Wakhi singer form Upper Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Rahim Ullah Rahim

Rahim Ullah Rahim

Burushaski Singer



Rahim Ullah Rahim

Rahim Ullah Rahim

Burushaski Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Rahim Ullah Rahim is a Burushaski singer from Central Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Naveed Tanha

Naveed Tanha

Burushaski Singer



Naveed Tanha

Naveed Tanha

Burushaski Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Naveed Tanha is a Burushaski singer from Central Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Nas Nafees

Nas Nafees

Burushaski Singer



Nas Nafees

Nas Nafees

Burushaski Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Nas Nafees is a Burushaski singer from Central Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Khalid Abbas Hasanabadi

Khalid Abbas Hasanabadi

Burushaski Singer



Khalid Abbas Hasanabadi

Khalid Abbas Hasanabadi

Burushaski Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Khalid Abbas Hasanabadi is a Burushaski singer from Central Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Islam Habib Hunzai

Islam Habib Hunzai

Burushaski Singer



Islam Habib Hunzai

Islam Habib Hunzai

Burushaski Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Islam Habib Hunzai Hasanabadi is a Burushaski singer from Central Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Darvesh Hunzai

Darvesh Hunzai

Burushaski Singer



Darvesh Hunzai

Darvesh Hunzai

Burushaski Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Darvesh Hunzai is a Burushaski singer from Central Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













RJ Zuhaib

RJ Zuhaib

Shina/Burushaski Singer



RJ Zuhaib

RJ Zuhaib

Shina/Burushaski Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

RJ Zuhaib is a Shina and Burushaski singer with roots in Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Noorima Rehan

Noorima Rehan

Wakhi Singer



Noorima Rehan

Noorima Rehan

Wakhi Singer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Noorima Rehan is a Wakhi singer form Upper Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.













Abdul Majeed Bercha

Abdul Majeed Bercha

Double Swords Dancer



Abdul Majeed Bercha

Abdul Majeed Bercha

Double Swords Dancer
Hunza Cultural Forum

Abdul Majeed Bercha is a double swords dancer from Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan. Watch him perform live at the Hunza Festival.













Ustaad Baso

Ustaad Baso

Dadung Player



Ustaad Baso

Ustaad Baso

Dadung Player
Hunza Cultural Forum

Ustaad Baso is a Hunza traditional drum (Dadung) player from the generational musicial family of Mominabad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan. Watch him perform live at the Hunza Festival.














Ustaad Shamsulo

Suranai Player




Ustaad Shamsulo

Suranai Player
Hunza Cultural Forum

Ustaad Shamsulo is a Hunza traditional Shehnai (Suranai) player from the generational musician family of Mominabad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan. Watch him perform live at the Hunza Festival.













Sponsors, Donors & Partners



Ubank
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HostPK
T-films
Diran Productions

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Event Details



Venue
Date & Time
Contacts
Venue

Liaqat Gymnasium, Jinnah Sports Complex, Opposite Aabpara Bus Stand, Islamabad, Pakistan. [View Directions on Google Maps]

Public Transportation:

 
Date & Time

Saturday 4 March, 2023

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday 5 March, 2023

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Contacts

Event Management

Javed Karim | 0333-5533292

Donations / Sponsorships:

Fayyaz Ahmed Dewan | 0321-5757887

Media:

Imran Ahmed Hunzai | 0333-5559077

Stalls:

Nazeem Ullah Baig | 0314-5244168

Reserve your pass

Hunza Festival is open for all indivituals and families from the greater Hunza region. The event management tean and security personnel reserve the right to deny entry without any justification.



Donations

Donations

Rs.200

Reserve Passes

Right to entry reserved.


Donations
Professionals

Professionals

Rs3,000

Reserve Passes

Right to entry reserved.


Professionals
Couples

Couples

Rs5,000

Reserve Passes

Right to entry reserved.


Couples

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March 1, 2023

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March 1, 2023

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February 1, 2023

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