Shahana Khan Khalil Shares Her Coke Studio Experience

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Coke Studio Season 6 is going to hit the airwaves very soon!

Here is a close insight into the Studio as I recently had the chance to interact with Shahana Khan Khalil who happens to be the International Production Manager for this season of Coke Studio playing a major role in the international ride of this mega project. Apart from that she has also been the Assistant BTS Producer and the Editorial Supervisor, all making her a very pivotal person in the upbringing of Season 6.

Topi Drama ft. Zinnia Bukhari – Saari Raat Jaga (Single Review)

In present times when every singer and band is focusing more and more on socio-political anthems due to the ongoing situation of the country, it’s very hard to come across some real pop/rock number. But recently an upcoming band, hilariously named as “Topi Drama” have come up with an extraordinary cover of Noori’s “Sari Raat Jaaga” and have garnered much praise from all sorts of audiences.

Devika Chawla & Zohaib Kazi – Bijuri (Music Video)

‘Bijrui’ by Devika & Zohaib

Audio Mastering: Bilal Iftikhar
Directors of Photography: Nick Myggen (for Devika’s footage/San Fransisco) & Bilal Khan (for Zohaib’s footage/Karachi)
Video Editing: Bilal Habib
Music Composition: Traditional – derived from Rag Miyan Ki Malhaar (Hindustani Classical Music)
Lyrics: Traditional
Vocals: Devika
Music Production: Zohaib Kazi

Devika Chawla is Back with “Saari Raat” (Album Review)

November 19, 2009

Devika Chawla

After the hit “Kehnde de Naina” in 2007, Devika Chawla is back with her second album, “Saari Raat” by Saregama India Ltd. The album is officially released on 17th November, and brings together renowned artists and musicians from India and Pakistan. The contemporary Sufi album comprises eight tracks reflecting truly delightful and soulful music.  Shahi Hasan, (Ex member of Vital signs), has again come up with his flamboyant production skills and ostentatious work. Devika has been working with Bohemia, a Pakistani born Punjabi rapper and producer from California, and a pioneer of Punjabi rap. The album title song “Barkha Bahar” is the most soothing and fanatical track, with a romantic and melancholic music in the background. It is the most beautiful track with a nice mellow start, making it sublime. Devika is a very talented singer with superior classical training, and has delivered awe-inspiring vocals in this song.  Shahi Hasan, apart from composing and producing the album, has written lyrics for the album too. No doubt, “Barkha Bahar” is a tremendously captivating track with super vocals and a beguiling bass. “Saari Raat” is another soft and romantic song from the album, which captures core typical disposition. “Unka Khayal” is again a very light, pliable and dreamy song from the album. “Andheri Lagan” depicts a complaining tone, and encompasses a different music tinge.