Artist Of The Month: Aabha Hanjura And Her Kashmiri Folk Is a Treat For Your Heart And Soul
Aabha Hanjura, an artist hailing from Bangalore but a Kashmiri at heart brings to you the true essence of Kashmir served in melodious taste of her independent releases. A founder and lead singer of the eclectic pop band Sufistication, Hanjura has shattered all the stereotyoes and stormed in with her single Hukus Bukus.
Her most loved track Hukus Bukus is a Kashmiri lullaby and was used in the Amazon Prime Video's web series The Family Man. The music video has garnered over 3.7 million views on YouTube.
She's not just a singer-songwriter but also an exceptional storyteller. Her songs revolve around the beauty of Kashmir, how culturally and traditionally rich the valley is, and moreover her childhood spent in the beautiful paradise of India. Each of her music video has a story to tell.
Not everyone would know that Aabha has been one of the finalists on Indian Idol.Becoming a Kashmiri folk artist was never on the cards for the indie singer. On her trip to Kashmir a few years ago, she was sekig inspiration for music. And guess what her inspiration was - the whole valley! That's when she decided to stick to her roots, dig them down, and portray it in front of the world in a form of a beautiful melody - her first album 'The Sounds of Kashmir.'
Her another popular song Khanmoej Koor depicts the pain of a girl leaving her house to start her wedding life. A part of the song was also adapted in the popular Bollywood song - Dilbaro from the movie Raazi.
A mum to a toddler, Aabha is creating a community which is not just musically inclined but also loves to listen to a story. She is coming up with her new singles and this time, it's all about Punjabi folk. A blend of traditional and wedding songs, Sahibo and Kale Rang Da Paranda is going to be her next sensation.
To all the moms, storytellers, and singers - Aabha Hanjura has so much in store for you. Stay tuned to Radio City Indie to know more about her journey.