CokeStudio10 – Episode 4

Cokestudio10 - Episode 1 review here, Episode 2 review here, Episode 3 review here With the season sounding below average to put it mildly, I was more anxious than encouraged to see this episode. A well paced Naine moray featuring Sir Aamir Zaki, Akbar ali, the fabulous houseband, a brilliant Gul Muhammed on Sarangi and a … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 4

#CokeStudio8 – Episode 7 Review

Previous Episodes review here – 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Armaan -  With the powerhouse performance in Khari neem in their bag, It was hardly a surprise to see Siege get another song.  Alycia Dias gave them company this time round though. A resurrection of sorts of their old song, Siege is on the top … Continue reading #CokeStudio8 – Episode 7 Review

Review – Coke Studio Season 5 Episode 3 – Keep it light!

The new episode is here! Here is what I feel about this 'light' episode. Nindiya ke paar - Uzair Jaswal starts this song in a light fashion with a lot of 'first love pangs' in his voice. The minimalist music arrangement compliments the soft style of singing and before you know Uzair weaves the timeless … Continue reading Review – Coke Studio Season 5 Episode 3 – Keep it light!

CokeStudio Season 5, Episode 1 – First impressions

The cokeStudio Pakistan is back with Season 5! The episode 1 premiered on YouTube 3 hours back and here are some first impressions of the same.. The House band remains more or less the same - Asad Ahmed on guitar, Babar Ali Khanna on dholak, Javed Iqbal on violin, Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar on bass, Omran … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 5, Episode 1 – First impressions

Aaj Piya Ghar aavengey – Kailash kher

A song originally featured in one of Kailash Kher's album came back haunting thanks to Coke studio at MTV. Pasting the youtube  video link. If the song's introduction didn't let it out that Kailash kher wrote this at the time his father left this world, we could never have guessed the depth of this song.. … Continue reading Aaj Piya Ghar aavengey – Kailash kher

Curious case of Coke studio and Byomkesh bakshi

Having grown up watching Doordarshan (and bashing it shamelessly!), I remember how we used to sit and wait for Byomkesh Bakshi, (In those times, there were NO repeats. Yes it is true.). Sometimes, they would end Byomkesh bakshi as 'to be continued....'. My God knows that the entire week used to be so difficult to … Continue reading Curious case of Coke studio and Byomkesh bakshi

Na Raindee hai…cokestudio (Pakistan)

This post is just an effort to cage the lyrics of this beautiful song at a ready reference point. If you haven't heard it...you must try at least once...here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxH5wQtWZqQ These lines by Baba Bulleh shah just go on to underline the fact....one should not look OUTSIDE. The truth is within...(Guiding philosophy of Vipassana as … Continue reading Na Raindee hai…cokestudio (Pakistan)

Senaan ra baairya – lyrics and translation

سینڑاں را بائریا دھیمو مدھرو ری باج senṛaan ra baairya dheemo madhuro ri baaj listen, O breeze, softly and sweetly blow دھیمو دھیمو مدھرو ری باج رے بائریا dheemo dheemo madhuro ri baaj re baaireeya softly, softly, sweetly blow, O breeze سینڑاں را بائریا دھیمو مدھرو ری باج senṛaan ra baairya dheemo madhuro ri baaj … Continue reading Senaan ra baairya – lyrics and translation

Coke Studio India…the journey begins June 17th

A well established fact remains that music is a universal language that knows no boundaries and has the power to break down barriers and bring people together. To celebrate and further the cause of love and togetherness through music, Coke has done the world a huge favor by introducing us all to Coke Studio. Coke … Continue reading Coke Studio India…the journey begins June 17th