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

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CokeStudio PAKISTAN – Explorer Ahoy!

If you are among those 4 people who follow this blog, then you must already know what I feel about Cokestudio Pakistan. It is time for season 11 but before that the new producers (Ever so wonderful  Ali Hamza and the man I would put all my money on - Zohaib Kazi) have done something … Continue reading CokeStudio PAKISTAN – Explorer Ahoy!

CokeStudio10 – Episode 5

Review links for previous episodes of CokeStudio10 - 1,2,3,4 Sab Maya hai - Sanwal has a powerful voice and you will not waste a second in the song to realise this. While Ataullah's voice is the one with deep rooted traditional touches, Sanwal comes up fluid, more contemporary and with fabulous command. Obviously the old song was re-imagined … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 5

CokeStudio10 – Episode 3

You can read my thoughts on Episode 1 here and Episode 2 here. Lal Meri pat - Gulzar sahab says 'whenever Abida Parveen sings and calls out to the lord, the lord must think - yes this is a voice filled with devotion'. Similarly, I feel that whenever lord reads or thinks it must happen in Arieb Azhar's … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 3

CokeStudio10 – Episode 01

So the 10th season has started, You can read some posts on older seasons by clicking the numbers below, didn't want to put all of them here though. Seasons - 5, 6, 6 (part 2), 7, 8, 9 Allah hu akbar - Shuja Haider has not only composed this brilliantly structured composition but has penned … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 01

CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

and the featured artists line up is online! check it here ---> http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/season10/artists.html?WT.cl=1&WT.mn=Artists I hope the cynic in me is wrong. There has been too much 'buzz' even before the teaser is out and when that happens it normally means the show would be self absorbed and self indulgent. I hope I am wrong. Cannot. Wait. … Continue reading CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

CokeStudio 9, Season Finale

Sab Jag Soye - Quratulain Balouch and Shuja Haider do their best to give us a different song that has been cleverly composed but they somehow fail to make any mark. I have always liked QB but somehow for songs like these, her voice comes across way too heavy and weighs the composition down, pace … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Season Finale