Tori Chab – Kalenin Burcu Muyam – Coke Studio Season 6 Episode 2

Rustam Fateh Ali Khan and Sumru Ağıryürüyen – Tori Chab – Kalenin Burcu Muyam [ Download Audio ]


Rustam Fateh Ali Khan and Sumru Ağıryürüyen


Tori Chhab – Your Beauty – توری چھب

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As we delve further into the layers of the world’s many cultures to experience its hidden connect points, this Season, Coke Studio sees the union of what would appear to be sounds from different parts of the globe – but with the ever inherent Universality found in the theme of Love. The song itself begins with an expression of the rare South Indian raag known as Abhogi Kangra – a raag rooted in a 5000 year old history and is unique due to its structure. Due to its scale being so different, very little work has been done with the ancient raag, something that Rustam Fateh Ali Khan now feels is something worth presenting to exhibit a feel that is one of a kind and thereby create a sound that, with the accompaniment of contemporary sounds, cements the raag’s influence in modern day music. As the song progresses, we travel to Turkey to connect with a rendition by Sumru Ağıryürüyen of the traditional Anatolian classic that is ‘Kalenin Burcu Muyam’. Lyrically, the verses of both pieces talk of Love demonstrating the similarities in culture not just in theme but also in words. ‘Tori Chab – Kalenin Burcu Muyam’ is an experience of a multitude of influences as demonstrated through the instrumentation of the Serbian House Band and String Orchestra coupled with the enchanting African harp – the Kora and the Oud in Morocco alongside what some consider as the ancestor of the piano – the Kanun in Turkey. read more

Pakistani Producer Faisal Rafi working with Grammy Award-Winning Musician

December 8, 2010

Faisal Rafi with Pandit Vishwa Mohan BhattFaisal Rafi who is a Recording Producer, Percussionist, Drummer is currently working with an Internationally acclaimed classical musician, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt who has performed in 41 countries of the world and is currently performing in Pakistan. Bhatt who is the creator of the musical instrument Mohan Veena, won a Grammy Award with US guitarist Ry Cooder in 1994 for their album A Meeting by the River.

Faisal has recently recorded a session with Grammy Award winning artiste Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and sub continental legend Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. He said on facebook,

Atif Aslam jams with Guns N’ Roses (Interview)

“The point of teaming up with American musicians is that there is no better way than music to let people from both sides know what each thinks about the other.” – Atif Aslam jams with Guns N’ Roses

Shahzeb Shaikh INSTEP TODAY, Karachi

As if being a huge success in Pakistan, India and desi communities across the world weren’t enough, Atif recently touched another milestone by collaborating with popular American rock band, Guns N’ Roses, a gig he landed through Todd Shea, who has been a fan since he heard Atif sing while driving up North a few years back. Instep Today considered it essential to get in touch with the pop icon regarding the project details. And that’s not all; Atif shared with us his candid thoughts on various music related subjects such as his collaborative video with Strings, the new season of Coke Studio, singers getting into acting, his most memorable recent gigs and his highly anticipated movie debut, Bol.

The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project

July 28, 2010
Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project

The Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project
A Musical Journey to Peace, Freedom and Understanding
(A Collaboration of The Sonic Peace Makers and SHINE HUMANITY)

Pakistan America Peace Through Music Project


Mention Pakistan today and what comes to the minds of most Americans is terrorism, poverty, and hopelessness. That’s all they see in the news. But Pakistan also has one of the world’s most diverse and rich cultures, equaled only by its spectacular natural beauty as home to part of Kashmir, the Khyber Pass and high mountain peaks like K2. Once upon a time in the not so distant past, Texan gun enthusiasts brought their prized antique revolvers to Peshawar’s gun smiths to make copies, actor Robert DeNiro posed for pictures with restaurant owners while vacationing in Chitral, and Mick Jagger tested his dance skills with Lahore’s most well-known Mujra dancers. And many of Pakistan’s greatest musicians and singers like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan regularly collaborated with their counterparts in Europe and America such as Peter Gabriel and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

Classical music students mesmerise audience

October 31, 2009

An evening of classical music featuring students of the Classical Music Heritage Trust (CMHT) was held at the PNCA Tuesday evening and was attended by a select audience of music aficionados including parents and siblings of the young artistes.

Their guru and teacher, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was also in the audience as were some of the founders of the CMHT as well as former boss of the World Bank in Pakistan, John Wall, who has been a great supporter of the CMHT and is visiting Pakistan these days.