Ishq di Booti – Abrar-ul-Haq, Coke Studio Season 6 Episode 2

November 21, 2013
Ishq di Booti - Abrar-ul-Haq

Abrar-ul-Haq – Ishq di Booti [ Download Audio ]

Artist:

Abrar-ul-Haq

Song:

Ishq Di Booṭi – Flower of Love – عشق دی بوٹی

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Song Info

This Season Abrar-ul-Haq presents a composition rooted in folk rhythm which when brought onto the Western scale of music finds itself comfortably placed in shades of Jazz and Funk. The overall song demonstrates conflicting sentiments in that the wordings express a prayer in the name of self-actualization bordering between happy musical accents and the eternally present sad undertone. Lyrically the song as written by Abrar speaks of inner growth and the process accompanied on the journey within beginning with Intent. As the song progresses, he uses verses by Sufi poets to symbolize the link between this world and the next asking what it really is that we carry with us into the oblivion. Thematically, the verses speak of the gift of true self-actualization lying in the idea of self-negation. The song is one that is personal to Abrar as he feels it demonstrates his relationship with God, the world and his own existence. Musically, the song’s conflicting tones find a form of whimsical harmony between the instrumental elements by the Serbian House Band alongside the Dhol beat of the Dhol Group and the percussive accents of Morocco while the Serbian String Orchestra, in true subtlety, bring the underlying melancholy of the song to the foreground all the while staying true to the scale presenting a rich mix of fusion.

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Laage Re Nain – Ayesha Omar, Coke Studio Season 6 Episode 2

Ayesha Omar - Laage Re Nain

Ayesha Omar – Laage Re Nain [ Download Audio ]

Artist

Ayesha Omar

Song

Laage Re Nainaan Tum Se – My eyes met yours – لاگے رے نینںا تم سے

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Song Info

Ayesha Omar connects with the basics this Season with ‘Laage Re Nain’. Based on the early evening raag Bhopali, the song’s composition has manifested in the form of an easy listening experience with a chilled out vibe and a catchy tune – making it a song that’s quick to bob your head to. A raag that she had learnt at the age of 9, Ayesha feels that this experience now transports her to her childhood, as this was one of the earliest raags she had learnt. Composed in the ancient sub-continental language of Poorbi, the verses speak of classic love, mirroring the restlessness that comes with being in love across distance. While the yearning does tug at the heart, the experience in this song is not one of sadness, it is a celebration of being in love and fully experiencing all the feelings associated with the state in true bliss. While the lyrics are reminiscent of folklore, the verses thematically express the perpetual state of search we find ourselves in while all along the way; the true voice of Love is within. While the overall composition stems from Eastern Classical origins, the feel of the song finds itself well placed with the mountain music of Nepal – a connect that begs to dive in further to discover the harmony with the Zen of Buddhist musical influences. The groovy sunshine feel of the song, performed by the band in Serbia, meets influences from Nepal such as the Flute coupled with the calming quality of bells.

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And Then He Said (Waking Dead OST) by Natasha Ejaz & Shaheer Shahid

Waking Dead

Written, Performed, and Produced by:

Natasha Ejaz and Shaheer Shahid

Song:

And Then He Said

Pakistan’s first zombie comedy movie — ‘Waking Dead’ is about a man who wakes up to the everyday routine of his life — only he’s not quite himself. The story takes us through a series of seemingly mundane daily rituals while slowly revealing just how the night before may lead to a little more than waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

Here, take a listen to the song below:

Sandaraa – Chashmane

Sandaraa - Chashmane

Artist:

Sandaraa

Song:

Chashmane

Live at Littlefield (Brooklyn, NY)
September 25, 2013

Sandaraa is a new band from Lahore, Pakistan and Brooklyn, New York. The group explores a vast repertoire of South Asian material (from Balochistan, Afghanistan and beyond,) while blending it with the sounds of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and more. The group was founded in the fall of 2013, with the help of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and the MAP fund.

Akhian – NESCAFÉ Basement II (Episode #1)

NESCAFÉ Basement Season 2

NESCAFÉ Basement astounds us with another round of enthusiasm, inspiration and talent. The fresh, vibrant artists of season II have been meticulously chosen and are the future crème de la crème of the music industry. Once again, the artists create a splendid orchestration which will leave you wanting more. NESCAFÉ Basement is a start, for these young artists. You can experience their journey here as they make their way through the crowds.

Song:

Akhian

Original by

Fuzon

Introducing the second song of NESCAFÉ Basement II. Get your groove on, fellas!

Akhian Credits:

Music Produced by

Xulfi (Xth Harmonic)

Directed by

Murtaza Niaz

Production Manager:

Saad Mahboob

Post Production at

PMR Studio Works

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Tere Ishq Mein – NESCAFÉ Basement II (Episode #1)

NESCAFÉ Basement 2

NESCAFÉ Basement astounds us with another round of enthusiasm, inspiration and talent. The fresh, vibrant artists of season II have been meticulously chosen and are the future crème de la crème of the music industry. Once again, the artists create a splendid orchestration which will leave you wanting more. NESCAFÉ Basement is a start, for these young artists. You can experience their journey here as they make their way through the crowds.

Hum Bhaagay – Natasha Humera Ejaz [The Drawing Room Sessions]

Hum Bhaagay - Natasha Humera Ejaz - The Drawing Room Sessions (5)

Hum Bhaagay – Natasha Humera Ejaz [ Download Audio ]

Artist

Natasha Humera Ejaz

Song

Hum Bhaagay

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Natasha Humera Ejaz performing live a brand new song called ‘Hum Bhaagay’ with some brilliant boys in Karachi at ‘The Drawing Room Sessions.’ Like, share, tweet, eat for breakfast! I donno: go crazy!