Chann Kitthan Translation

Edit - As of 10 July 2018 (look at the pic, number of 'views' in youtube). Yet another proof that Views mean NOTHING.  Edit 10 March 2018- attended Ali Sethi Live concert where he briefly explained the meaning of the video of this song. You can see it here - https://youtu.be/gI-h7HRYrNI Ali Sethi's magnificent tribute … Continue reading Chann Kitthan Translation

#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 – CokeStudio Season 8, Episode 4 #CokeStudio8

Episode 1 review here, Episode 2 here, Episode 3 here Rabba Ho - Trust Strings of season 8 to have a million variation in a song that is less than 7 mins. So far it has worked and this song here is no different. Mulazim Hussain reminds me of Sonu nigam and with all the … Continue reading Review – CokeStudio Season 8, Episode 4 #CokeStudio8

CokeStudio Pakistan – Season 7, Episode 5 – Review

Mujhe Ek baar - The wonderful Abbas Ali Khan who enthralled us in Phool Banro earlier this season returns with a modern ghazal treated somewhat too much. The qalaam is superlative but the overall track sounds overproduced. The singing is top class and I am in love with the element of finality with which this … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan – Season 7, Episode 5 – Review

CokeStudio Season 7, Episode 3 – Review

Sunn Ve Balori - Meesha Shafi kick starts the episode with this song and the way it begins, you would be hard pressed to think if you have heard so much attitude off late in any song? It is not surprising because Omran Shafique is on Guitar with Ustad Tafu (who incidentally, composed the original … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 7, Episode 3 – Review

Oh Soundcloud! Hey Soundcloud!

From converting simple button pusher into an almostareview sorts, Internet has helped us in more ways than one. Off late there have been too many links of superb musical experiments that have been passed along to everyone around me. This is my effort to put on record, which ones are my favorite. 1. Where it … Continue reading Oh Soundcloud! Hey Soundcloud!

Queen Between – Susheela Raman

This review was first featured here Susheela raman is not a new voice thanks to her sticky voice that doesn't leave you well after the song ends. Her recent offering is 'Queen between'. It's an interesting potpourri of  her English songwriting with the Sufi Qawaali and Rajasthani music. Her collaborators on the album are: Pakistan’s Rizwan-Muazzam … Continue reading Queen Between – Susheela Raman

CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 6, Thoughts on Episode 1 to 3

The yearly ritual of waiting for the new season of CokeStudio 'Original wala' was rewarded by the entire team of CokeStudio Pakistan. While most musicians are still struggling with 'fusion', Rohail has upped the ante and has moved the entire CokeStudio Pakistan to the next level of fusion this time round. You can read more … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 6, Thoughts on Episode 1 to 3

Coke studio, Pakistan Season 5, Episode 4

1.Kandyaari Dhol Geet - Bohemia and Chakwal Group The techno beginning to this beautiful song might fool a below average listener like me into believing that this would be a 'techno' track (afterall Bohemia is said to be featured in this) but then the Chakwal group present us with the melodiously synced rendition of this … Continue reading Coke studio, Pakistan Season 5, Episode 4

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

Hum dekhengey – Faiz – Translation

Yet another attempt to cage  the lyrics of a composition I live by...This is by Faiz. Please suggest changes if any. Blog from which I have copied these lyrics mentioned below. A must check out blog if you like ghazals. Hum dekhenge Lazim hai ke hum bhi dekhenge Wo din ke jis ka wada hai … Continue reading Hum dekhengey – Faiz – Translation

Alif Allah

Just another attempt to capture the words which affected me, in a good way. The credit for translation goes to various Pakistan websites who helped me put this here...so thank them if you need to 🙂   Alif allah chambay di booti, tey meray murshid mann vich lai hoo My master has planted the fragrant … Continue reading Alif Allah