CokeStudio11 Episode 8

Previous episodes from CokeStudio11 reviews here - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Wah Jo Kalaam - Penned by Asrar and along with him, Shamu Bai and Vishnu played a riot of colors and beauty in what is one of the best songs in all of 11 years of the studio in Pakistan. I have always had a … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 8

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CokeStudio11 Episode 7

You can read previous episode reviews by clicking on episode numbers here - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Jind Mahiya - A slow, almost reggae like pace mixed with obvious habibi influence is what catches your attention from the first second in the song. Shuja Haider's composition is as free flowing as his singing and even though … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 7

CokeStudio11 Episode 1

You can read my thoughts on CokeStudio Explorer 2018 here As has been a welcome tradition since season 8, the season 11 season opener and artist introduction was also done by a song and this was something that has affected almost everyone who has explored poetry and who understands Urdu. Hum Dekhenge was premiered about a month … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 1

CokeStudio Explorer – 2018

It is hard for me to get excited about most of the music which is coming out these days. 2014-fication of music on Indian scene happened much before achche din of 2014.  Long time ago when social media wasn’t about getting employment/assignments through ‘liking’ and ‘retweeting’, we used to have a good set of music … Continue reading CokeStudio Explorer – 2018