The Emir of Karaye in Kano State, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II has described the move of Hausa Traditional Musicians and Singers Association of Nigeria to revitalize the dwindling Standard of Hausa cultural heritage as welcome initiative.
Solacebase reports that Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II made the remarks while receiving executive members of the Association during an advocacy visit to the Emir in his palace.
A statement issued by the Karaye Emirate Council Information Officer Haruna Gunduwawa on Thursday and sent to Solacebase said the Emir maintained that the gradual dwarfing of Hausa culture and tradition by imbibing the Western culture of music is indeed worrisome, appealing to the association not to relent in their effort.
According to the statement, the Emir assured them of his Royal support toward attaining their goals.
‘’The national Chairman of the association Alhaji Muhammadu Sani Dankwairon Gombe said, the body was resuscitated two years ago with a view of revitalizing the image of Hausa music and other cultural heritage, ‘’said the statement.
‘’Dankwairon Gombe intimated the Emir that, as a results neglecting the Hausa culture and tradition and imbibing western culture, most famous traditional musical groups were almost dead, noting that with the resuscitation, many of such groups are back to live.’’
The Chairman said in the statement that, some of the re-formed groups are Late Musa Dankwairo group, Late Dr Mamman Shata, Late Salisu Jankidi and Late Dan’Anache Gandi among others.
He, therefore, solicited the support of traditional rulers as the Custodian of the tradition to improve the situation.