Urdu Poetry Explained | Fun Take | Verse #1

اک اور دریا کا سامنا تھا منیر مجھ کو میں ایک دریا کے پار اترا تو میں نے دیکھا اس شعر میں شاعر کن دو دریائوں کی بات کر رہا ہے اور اس نے کیا دیکھا   اس شعر کو سمجھنے کے پہلے ایک اور شعر سمجھنا ضروری ہے۔   یہ عشق نہیں آساں بس…

Nasaaz’s Poem| Parizaad | Episode 4

Roman Urdu   raat ho chaand ho shanasa ho kyun nah rag rag mein phir nasha sa ho mein ne ik Umar kharch ki hai tum par tum mera qeemti asasa ho aik to khauf bhi ho duniya ka aur mohabbat bhi bey-tahasha ho   Urdu Devnagari   रात हो चांद हो शनासा हो क्यों…

Coke Studio Season 13 | Yaqeen | Wajiha Naqvi

Credits Listen to this modern raga rock track as Wajiha Naqvi takes you on a journey of self-belief. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Lyrics: Wajiha Naqvi Composer: Wajiha Naqvi; Zara Madani (tarana) Arranged by: Rohail Hyatt Lead Singers: Wajiha Naqvi Backing Vocalists: Nimra Rafiq, Kumail Jaffery, Shahab Hussain, Zara Madani Drums: Volkan Öktem (Turkey) Electric Guitar:…

Coke Studio Season 13 | Dil Tarpe | Rahat Fateh Ali Khan ft. Zara Madani

Credits Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Lyrics: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Composer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Zara Madani (Zara’s part) Arranged by: Rohail Hyatt Lead Singer/s: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan ft. Zara Madani Backing Vocalists: Nimra Rafiq, Kumail Jaffery, Shahab Hussain, Wajiha Naqvi Drums: Volkan Öktem (Turkey) Acoustic Guitar: Rohail Hyatt Electric Guitar: Asad Ahmed Sitar:…

Coke Studio Season 13 | Gal Sunn | Ali Pervez Mehdi ft. Meesha Shafi

Credits Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Lyrics: Ali Pervez Mehdi and Ahsan Pervez Mehdi (Gal Sunn); Asim Raza (Meesha’s Part); Manzoor Jhalla (Dohra) Composer: Ali Pervez Mehdi and Ahsan Pervez Mehdi; Zara Madani (Meesha’s Part) Arranged by: Rohail Hyatt, Zain Ali Lead Singer/s: Ali Pervez Mehdi ft. Meesha Shafi Backing Vocalists: Nimra Rafiq, Kumail Jaffery, Shahab…

Velo Sound Station | Mere Dil Ne | Uzair Jaswal & Sara Haidar

DETAILS Title: Mere Dil Ne Singers: Uzair Jaswal & Sara Haidar Song Producer: Sarmad Ghafoor Composition: Uzair Jaswal & Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Uzair Jaswal Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW I had read somewhere that Uzair Jaswal is lined up for Velo Sound Station and I was eagerly waiting for his performance. Why? I will tell…

Velo Sound Station | Boom Boom | Meesha Shafi

DETAILS Title: Boom Boom Singers: Meesha Shafi Song Producer: Polarite Productions Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW I Iove this woman and her powerful voice. What a performer she is! I haven’t heard this song earlier I watched the Nazia Hassan song after replaying this a million times over i admit, the original was a great…

Velo Sound Station | Tu Aaja | Abdullah Qureshi

DETAILS Title: Tu Aaja Singers: Abdullah Qureshi Song Producer: Usman & Haroon Composition: Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Anwar Maqsood Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Wow, a slow and soothing melodious song without noise. Love it… Nice voice this boy has… And line his style. Simplicity in wardrobe as well. You can watch the video on Velo…

Velo Sound Station | Pyar Ka Rog | Strings

DETAILS Title: Pyar Ka Rog Singers: Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood Song Producer: Usman & Haroon Composition: Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Anwar Maqsood Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Well… I am speechless when I hear any String song and the same was the case now. The moment Faisal & Bilal walk on the stage, you feel…

Velo Sound Station | Confetti | Shamoon Ismail

DETAILS Title: Confetti Singers: Shamoon Ismail Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Composition: Shamoon Ismail Lyrics: Shamoon Ismail Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Let it suffice to say that I am not a pop rock girl unless it is Atif Aslam or Strings, perhaps. I don’t understand this song, nor do I care for it much. I…

Velo Sound Station | Te Quiero Mucho | Aima Baig

DETAILS Title: Te Quiero Mucho Singers: Aima Baig Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Composition: Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Anwar Maqsood Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Original composition, and what a lovely mix of Urdu and Spanish. Te Quiero Mucho means “I love you” in spanish. I don’t like Aima’s interview personality but she is a terrific performer…

Velo Sound Station | Baby Baby | Natasha Noorani

DETAILS Title: Baby Baby Singers: Natasha Noorani Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW What a bold and strong voice Natasha Noorani. I didn’t like the song much but I don’t blame her or the composition. Songs that have a lot of dhinchak dhinchak and lack structure, I don’t get them. Aangan tedha,…

Velo Sound Station | Ghagar | Umair Jaswal

DETAILS Title: Ghagar Singers: Umair Jaswal Addtional Lyrics and Composition: Bilal Maqsood Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Ghagar by Umair Jaswal is the best song if I have to pick a winner, for the sheer energy umair brings. What energy this man has. And, he has a good collection of funky jackets….

Velo Sound Station | Kadi Te Hans | Atif Aslam

DETAILS Title: Kadi Te Has Bol Ve Singers: Atif Aslam Addtional Lyrics and Composition: Ahsan Parvaiz &  Atif Aslam Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Kadi te Hans is the pop rock version of the ultra-popular song by Shaukat Ali. The lyrics are a combination of Urdu and Punjabi. I love the…

Song Obsession | Bol Kaffara

Yep, I am back with one of these. I discovered this song sometime last week. Calling it a discovery would be wrong, because it was YouTube’s amazing algorithm that suggested this song. Although the song is supremely romantic, the lyrics have a sufi undertone and the qawwali like composition instantly attracted me to the song….

10 All Time Favourite OSTs of Pakistani Dramas

OSTs are the main USP for any drama. Of course, the story itself and cast are just as important, but one can always go back and listen to the OST again and again. A good OST that relates to the story, resonates with the viewers. Here is a list of 10 finest original sound tracks…

Coke Studio Season 10| Episode 1 | Allah-u-Akbar | Ahmed Jehanzeb and Shafqat Amanat Ali

DETAILS Produced & Directed by: Strings Music Directed by: Shuja Haider Composed by: Shuja Haider Lyrics by: Shuja Haider (Special Thanks to Salman Azmi) Singers: Ahmed Jehanzeb and Shafqat Amanat Ali REVIEW This song introduced me to Ahmed Jahanzeb. I have heard Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan before (Mitwa from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Khamaj…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 5 | Daachi Waaliya | Hadiqa Kiani

Review From the first line “Bulhe Shah Zair Wekh Ke Peeta Te Keeh Peeta”, the song engulfs you in a calming and spiritual feel that only gets stronger with the soft chant of “Peer Manawan Challiyaan” in the background. This song gave me goosebumps. What a powerful voice! And, she has such amazing control on…

Coke Studio Season 9 | Episode 6 | Tera Woh Pyar

The year was 2016 and I had just started binging on YouTube. One thing led to other and I heard this song. Suni Nahin, Zamaane Ne Teri Meri KahaniyaaN Both singers had a distinct voice and I fell in love with the song, watching it in loop. And that, ladies and gentleman, introduced me to…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 3 | Aadam | Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad with Humnawa

From YouTube Channel In poetic verses composed by Hazrat Amir Khusrow, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad grace the canvas of #CokeStudio12 in Aadam, taking us on a journey that celebrates mankind’s connection to music, declaring it to be nothing less than our Divine inheritance. Review This one is 12 minutes long as the Fareed Ayaz…