DD Bharati is set to launch an exclusive series 'Mangal Chowk' to revive the lost glory of folk music in the country. The show will bring the melodious voices of select folk singers from India and across the border to the screen from March 7, 2015. The show will be aired every Saturday at 9 PM, followed by repeat telecasts the next day at 5 AM and 1 PM.
Speaking about the show, writer and author Yatinder Mishra, says, "The series is solely dedicated to Indian traditional folk music exhibiting various forms of Sufi singing that will surely bring the masses close to the cultural heritage of our country. It is a musical treat for folk music lovers.''
While elaborating on the programme, thumri singer Kumud Diwan says that "the series assumes a special significance with a view to promote and propagate the 'Maand', 'Sufi' and 'Bhakti' styles of singing, which are important parts of Indian folk music and are prevalent in different regions of India."
The series will focus on various genres of popular folk music such as Qawwali and Bhajan in Sufi style. 'Mangal Chowk' has been conceived and carved keeping in mind the viewers' eternal love for folk music.
Meanwhile, the channel recently launched 'Paltan' - a fiction show revolving around the life of army men. The show, produced by Vijay Gopal under the banner of SVG Networks, airs Monday to Thursday at 10.30 PM.