Tapa is a composition of two unequal meters, in which the first line is shorter than the second one with total of 22 syllables (9,13) in both lines, yet it reflects human emotions and aspirations simply and elegantly. It is so common among the Pashtuns that the boys in schools, the girls in marriages, the elders in hujrahs, the peasants in fields and the shephereds in the foothills sing it with or without the accompaniment of musical instrument (Rabab & Tabla).

Waseem Jan


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