Rumors of Jal‘s split have been around for weeks now and we did notice that there has been something going on between the band members as Farhan decided to go solo, that too with a new producer, Saad Sultan.
Two weeks ago, Farhan Saeed released his first solo single which is a cover of Nusrat Fateh Ali‘s “Halka Halka Suroor”. With that Farhan also launched his official website and YouTube channel. Oddly, the song wasn’t recorded at GMStudioz, instead it was produced by Saad Sultan at Sidereal Studios which is also managed by Farhan Saeed. This was a proof enough that something is up with the band.
So it has been a while since the rumor made the waves online that Jal the band has split up. The news was largely ignored by the masses since the source DoseOfMe isn’t exactly something which you would look forward to for your daily dose of news.
The news [read: rumor] made waves on 26th of July. I also got the chance to speak to Khurram Mumtaz, Goher‘s brother, on the same date who didn’t accept that there has been any sort of break up but he didn’t deny either. He added that Farhan is out of country and there will not be any official statement before he comes back. Later on 29th of July, Jal performed in a concert together at Roots, Islamabad which was a proof enough that the band is still intact.
Artist: Farhan Saeed
Song: Halka Halka Suroor
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With the airing of Episode 5, the journey of Coke Studio Season 4 comes to an end. Coke Studio’s fifth and final episode of the 2011 Season includes just two performances and that some more tracks will be released after Ramzan as announced by Coke Studio on their facebook page. So stay tuned for more music. The last episode also includes special featurettes that provides an intimate look at the people, the processes, the musical depth behind the creation of this year’s songs and presents an extended look at the personalities featured in Coke Studio 2011, spotlighting each of the 15 artists in a series of individual chapters. View the pictures from the last episode below:
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Over the last four years Coke Studio has offered its audiences across the globe a unique view into traditional, classical and contemporary music in Pakistan. The 2011 sessions continue the journey that began with Coke Studio 2008, reflecting the depth of musical diversity in the country; from obscure indigenous folk music in regional languages and dialects to mainstream popular contemporary numbers, spotlighting less well-known artists alongside the widely acclaimed and paying tribute to some of the many cherished artists that make up the fabric of our musical legacy.
Photographers for the season are Kohi Marri and Rizwan Ul Haq
With the airing of Episode 3, Coke Studio will cross the half-way mark of the season’s musical journey with the boundaries of fusion receding to afford a clear insight into our musical past and a glimpse of the unlimited possibilities ahead. Be part of this experience on 19 June 2011 06:00 PM and onwards on television channels, radio stations and online, across Pakistan, with a new episode to air every fortnight! View episode 3 pictures below: