rising singer Noorima Rehan of Gujal Valley
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The story of rising singer Noorima Rehan of Gujal Valley, Hunza, in her own words

From Ghulkin, Gojal, Hunza, 17-year-old Noorima Rehan aspires to be an Ismaili vocalist. Around 142 kilometers from Gilgit, Ghulkin is a glacier and stream-surrounded Karakorum location west of Hunza. Deep down inside, Noorima is a music lover, and she finds herself singing at every opportunity. She has reached new heights thanks to her singing abilities. She most recently represented Pakistan in King Charles III’s Coronation Concert in London, to name just one instance.

Noorima joined the virtual choir from her community and sang an orchestral song while dressed in traditional Wakhi garb. She was also a part of a presentation that had musicians from Commonwealth countries performing a contemporary version of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love.” Noorima is working hard to make more notable achievements in the music industry while proudly promoting her homeland abroad.

Not content to stop at her love of music, Noorima has been involved in Girl Guides since she was eight years old. She has served the Jamat and performed manqabats and naats throughout numerous religious ceremonies. Her perseverance and hard effort paid off as she placed second in the Pakistan Girl-organized National Mili Nagma Competition.

Noorima is inspired by famous Pakistani soprano Aima Baig and hopes to become one of the country’s top vocalists. The prominent music outlet in Pakistan, Coke Studio, has contacted her, and she will be attending an audition shortly. Noorima sang Urdu, English, and Wakhi songs to demonstrate her skill while representing the Hunza area at the national level as part of the Jubilee Arts program in 2017.

With over a million views on social media, Noorima’s performance during the Seven Days Winter Festival in Ghulkin, Gojal Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, in January 2023, went viral. Numerous media platforms, including BBC Urdu, Geo News, Hum News, Neo News, Suno Pakistan, and others, have highlighted her.

Noorima Rehan is without a doubt a rising star in the music business because to her natural skill, commitment, and hard work.

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