Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 2 | Roshe | Zeb Bangash

FROM YOUTUBE CHANNEL #CokeStudio12 presents the serene vocals of #ZebBangash in Roshe, a Kashmiri ode to loss that speaks of the grief that follows in the absence of a beloved. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt REVIEW It is a 8 minute long calming music, like lullaby. It reminded a lot of Sooha saaha from highway. Please…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 2 | Main Thha Marjaniyan | Shuja Haider and Rachel Viccaji

FROM YOUTUBE CHANNEL #CokeStudio12 presents Saiyaan, a duet by Shuja Haider & Rachel Viccaji that hints at the ever present feeling of selfless love, a kind so rare and oft found in folktales that have traveled down to us through time. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Original Artist: Noor Jehan Lyrics by: Tanvir Naqvi Composed by:…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 1 | Dam Mastam | Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

M YOUTUBE CHANNEL #CokeStudio12 presents Dam Mastam; composed in raag Bhimpalasi, the song uses the metaphor of being mast, a state of forgetting one’s self in love of the Divine. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt REVIEW The first part of the stanza has a very Bollywood feel, but the moment he says Dam Mastam, the feelings…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 1 | Maahi Diyaan Jhokaan | Barkat Jamal Fakir Troupe

M YOUTUBE CHANNEL #CokeStudio12 presents a Seraiki Sufi track, Maahi Diyaan Jhokaan, which explores the journey that requires one to look inwards and sacrifice all the temptations of this world, in the resonant vocals of the Barkat Jamal Fakir Troupe. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt REVIEW This song has a very simple and nostalgic feel. I…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 1 | Ram Pam | Shahab and Zoe Viccaji

FROM YOUTUBE CHANNEL #CokeStudio12 brings to you Ram Pam, a light-hearted take on love, performed by Zoe Viccaji and Shahab Hussain, which tells the story of a love-struck girl confiding to a friend about her enraptured heart. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt REVIEW This is a nice, peppy, feel good song but it doesn’t leave any…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 1 | Aye Kuch Abr | Atif Aslam

From YouTube Channel #WohiKhudaHai, a praise of God as the One Creator of a system that runs in balance and harmony, recited in the voice of Atif Aslam. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Lyrics آئے کچھ ابر کچھ شراب آئے اسکے بعد آئے جو عذاب آئے کر رہا تھا غم جہاں کا حساب آج تم یاد…

Coke Studio Season 9 | Episode 1 | Afreen Afreen

After watching Tera Woh Pyar for a million times, I moved on to other songs. Afreen Afreen was naturally the next pick. No, it wasn’t me. It was YouTube’s algorithm that showed me the related videos. Oh, alright! Another song by Momina Mustehsan, I thought. Besides, who doesn’t love the Afreen song by the legendary…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 6 | Bo Giyam | Nimra Rafiq & Kashif Din

om YouTube Channel   Newcomer Kashif Din is joined by Coke Studio backing vocalist Nimra Rafiq in Bo Giyam, fusing Burushaski and Urdu in a song bemoaning the disappointment of unrequited love. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Coke Studio Season 12, Episode 6 Review I only understand the Urdu lyrics, and Nimra has done a good…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 6 | Aaye Kuch Abr | Atif Aslam

From YouTube Channel #CokeStudio12 presents an incarnation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poetry in the voice of Atif Aslam with Aaye Kuch Abr. Speaking of solitude and finding personal solace in life’s little pleasures, the ghazal provides a space for one to find the common humanity in one’s own experiences. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Original Artist:…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 3 | Chal Raha Hoon Main | Umair Jaswal

From YouTube Channel Umair Jaswal takes the stage in #CokeStudio12 with Chal Raha Hoon, a deeply personal song inspired by heartbreak and loss. Created from a place of vulnerability, Chal Raha Hoon paints an intimate picture of the artist as he sings of the darkness he once experienced. Lyrics Urdu تم نہیں تو کیا ،…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 5 | Heerey | Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Aima Baig

From YouTube Channel #CokeStudio12 presents a modern retelling of the tale of Heer-Ranjha, brought to life in the voice of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Aima Baig. In a musical style that is new to his repertoire, Khan Sahab modernises this centuries-old saga, bringing it to the Heers and Ranjhas of today. Review Rahat’s…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 5| Balma | Feriha Parvez

From YouTube Channel #CokeStudio12 presents Balma, a thumri with simple, sincere poetry that expresses the restlessness of a broken heart. In Fariha Pervez’s voice, Balma’s poetry turns to music within an ambient soundscape that gives centre-stage to the song’s flowing melodies. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Coke Studio Season12, Episode 5 Review It reminded me of…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 4 | Gulon Main Rang | Ali Sethi

From YouTube Channel Ali Sethi takes the stage on #CokeStudio12 in Gulon Main Rang, a ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz that weaves multiple layers of meanings within images of blossoming springtime and romantic yearning. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Original Artist: Mehdi Hassan Poetry by: Faiz Ahmed Faiz Composed by: Salim Shahid / Mehdi Hassan Coke…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 4 | Hairaan Hua | Sanam Marvi

From YouTube Channel With poetry composed by Sachal Sarmast, Sanam Marvi graces #CokeStudio12 in Hairaan Hua, a celebration of the Ultimate Beauty of the Divine, and the love and wonder it inspires in His devotees. Produced: by Rohail Hyatt Original lyricist: Sachal Sarmast Original composer: Abida Parveen Coke Studio Season 12 Episode 4 Review This…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 4 | Dhola | Sahir Ali Bagga & Aima Baig

Coke Studio Season 12, Episode 4 From Coke Studio YouTube Channel Returning to #CokeStudio12 in Dhola, Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig celebrate the joy and vulnerability of being in love in a conversation between two companions who have vowed to be give each other their hearts. Produced: by Rohail Hyatt REVIEW I guess it…

Coke Studio Season 8| Episode 5 | Hina Ki Khushbu| Samra Khan & Asim Azhar

Coke Studio Season 8| Episode 5 | Hina Ki Khushbu| Samra Khan & Asim Azhar Lyrics (Samra Khan) Hamaari sasoN me aaj tak woh Hina ki khushboo mahek rahi hai Labon me naghme machal rahe hai Nazar se masti jhalak rahi hai Hamari sasoon me aaj tak woh Hina ki khusboo mehek rahi hai (Asim…

3 Reasons I waited for Coke Studio Season 12

Why was I waiting for Coke Studio Season 12? 1. Cuz I am addicted Coke Studio has some really good songs and I have been addicted to a few. It means that I look forward to more soul searching music. This addiction makes me wait for the Coke Studio Session all year long. 2. Rohail…

My earliest memories of YouTube

The year was 2008 and I had just discovered that there is a website that plays videos and it is NOT forbidden. By IT security team, yet. The site was YouTube, my dear friend and companion YouTube. It was like finding a treasure. I wasn’t much into Bollywood music until then. And, I preferred ghazals….

Coke Studio Season 12 | Premier | Wohi Khuda Hai| Atif Aslam

From YouTube Channel #WohiKhudaHai, a praise of God as the One Creator of a system that runs in balance and harmony, recited in the voice of Atif Aslam. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Review The first song of the first episode of coke studio seasons 12 is out. It is exactly how a much-awaited season should…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Promo

I have been googling about Coke Studio 12 release date; since August. Generally, at least the seasons I watched (Season 10 and Season 11) started around Pakistan’s Independence Day. In fact, I joked that since I started following Coke Studio has stopped production. Better late than never! The promo and first BTS for Atif’s hamd…