CokeStudio 10 – Episode 7, Season Finale

Previous Episode reviews - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Tera Naam - Trust Sajjad ali to give a geet, a ghazal-sue turn and make us go all of us gooey. A Very well presented song that has a lot of love wrapped. There is a very 1980s-sque sound to the song in the way that … Continue reading CokeStudio 10 – Episode 7, Season Finale

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 9, Episode 3

Khaki Banda - Apart from the fact that Ahmed Hussain's portions appeared to be loosely composed (at times), there is absolutely nothing that disrupted the experience of listening to this power song. The ease with which Ahmed throws his voice in the bylanes of melody is quite a contrast to the way Umair explores variation. … Continue reading Cokestudio 9, Episode 3

CokeStudio Season 7 roundup

This post first appeared in The Asian age sometime in December 2014. I couldn't find it anywhere so publishing it on my blog because some kind souls asked me about my thoughts on this season off late. CokeStudio Pakistan doesn't get the credit it deserves for throwing open a lot of subcontinent’s sound for experimentation … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 7 roundup

CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1

Sasu Mangay - Naseebo lal and Umair Jaswal are in their elements in Sasu Mangay. I for one was so relieved to see Umair focussing on singing and not his distracting theatrics, and I quite liked his part. While I absolutely loved the way  Mahotarma Naseebo lends the colour of Rajasthan to the song,  what stood … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1

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 Season 7 Episode 6 – Review

After a break, CokeStudio Pakistan's Season 7 resumes! Chaap tilak - When names like Abida parveen and Rahat fateh ali Khan appear in the same song with CokeStudio Pakistan's iconic backdrop, you do expect a lot. This is of course, if Rahat fateh ali Khan is not in his 'done to death Bollywood singing avatar', … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 7 Episode 6 – Review

CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 4 – Review #CokeStudio7

Shakar Wandaan Re - The track starts with Tanveer Hussain's mesmerizing banjo and you won't be judged for thinking there are good things in store. Asrar keeps it light and hits it out of the park! Everything is spot on and the track is ably supported by the backup trio of Momin durrani, Rachel Viccaji … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 4 – Review #CokeStudio7

CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 7, Episode 2

With the first episode hitting the right note for about 50% and horribly distracting screen heroics, we move to the episode 2 of the Season 7. With exciting artist line up, this one promised a lot in advance itself! Washmallay - A traditional Baloch song that witnessed the reunion of the old gang of 'Komal … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 7, Episode 2

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