October – Music review

You can listen to my review of this fabulous album here - https://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-43701530

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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

Baadshaho – Music review (B.B.C. Audio link to review in the text)

You can listen to my music review of Baadshaho here - आडियो बीबीसी संगीत समीक्षा Clearly, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sahab is feeding a lot of people long after he has gone. An album that sullies the evergreen qawwali by 'remixing' it.

CokeStudio10 Episode 2

You can read my thoughts on Episode 1 here Tinak Dhin - by Ali Hamza, Ali Sethi & Waqar Ehsin start things off with such a promise that you feel the studio will come down on its knees and then try to do floor snake dance but call it confused composition or the unnecessary addition of Waqar, the song … Continue reading CokeStudio10 Episode 2

CokeStudio 9, Episode 5

Thoughts on CokeStudio 9, Episode 5 Jhalliya by  Javed Bashir, Masooma Anwar & Shahzad Nawaz has such a confident start and that voice of Shahzad! Pleasantly surprised at the solid and controlled voice of Masooma, what a find (for us Indians, that is!). This is a good song by all means, still not something that we … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Episode 5