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

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Suno – Shilpa rao (Review + Artist credits)

Ankhiyan Udeek - Accompanied by understated beats and an excellent israj by Arshad khan, this track is nothing like its countless re-imaginations by other Indian artists. Rao sounds comfortable (when has a difficult song troubled her anyway?). There is something in her voice that sticks in your head and if you couple that with excellent … Continue reading Suno – Shilpa rao (Review + Artist credits)

CokeStudio Season 8 round-up #CokeStudio8

You can find my earlier post on the 10 best songs of CokeStudio Season 8 here. And if you don't want to read this long post, simply click the playlist below. Simple that way. Thanks a lot Ankit bhai for putting the playlist together. Here is the list of all songs I liked from this … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 8 round-up #CokeStudio8

#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

CokeStudio Pakistan Season 8, Episode 2 #CokeStudio8 #Review

You can read the review of Episode 1 here The traditional cover of ‘Sakal Bann’ by Rizwan-Muazzam is powerful, solid and melodious. The houseband has played its part very well and they are ably assisted by super backups from the Qawwal group. Muazzam ali khan looks like a man possessed and sounds exactly how the … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan Season 8, Episode 2 #CokeStudio8 #Review

CokeStudio Pakistan Season 8, Episode 1 #CokeStudio8

Aankharli Pharookai - A somewhat familiar ring of Mai dhai’s voice immediately transports you to a desert where a lover is singing and calling out to her beloved who is out somewhere on his camel and that camel advances with a rhythmic bustle. The song is just not about the commanding rendition by Mai Dhai. … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan Season 8, Episode 1 #CokeStudio8

CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 1

Yes, I gave in to the temptation to write about CokeStudio pakistan, Season 7, Episode 1 First, some background. If you have time to kill, you can check previous posts in this blog about CokeStudio pakistan. I have been blamed as being a bit 'too pro pakistan' when it comes to CokeStudio Pakistan. I have … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 1