Episode 4 – Piya Re : Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer

This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂

The Song

This is Piya Re, reimagined. Originally performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, it’s an evergreen melody that’s versed in the magic that a loved one’s longing casts on us. This re-imagination delves deeper into the song’s meaning to give you an experience that’s going to enchant your every sense.

Performers

Vocals: Jahangir Niazi
Kalimba: Hasan Zafar
Synth & Seaboard: Rafay Siddiqui
Harmonium: Asad Ali
Electric Guitar: Sherry Khattak, Mohsin Raza Shah
Bass Guitar: Melvin Arthur
Acoustic Guitar: Zain Peerzada
Acoustic Guitar: Haroon Leo
Violin: Sharoon Leo
Drums: Bilawal Lahooti
Tabla: Asif Ali

Originally performed by: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Lyrics

Jay jana chad jan suti nu tay ik pal ve na lami pendi

Neendar naal main pyar na krdi meri jan ay dukh na sendi

O Janday Nu main jan na dendi jado turda Lar phar lendi
Piya rey, piya rey, piya rey, piya rey

Piya rey, piya rey, piya rey, piya rey

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey hoooo

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey

Naina ney tharee kaisa jadoo kiya rey

Naina ney tharee kaisa jadoo kiya rey

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey hooo

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey hooo

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey

Tharey bina mohey chaien na awey

Dhuk, dhuk, dhuk, mara jee ghabrawey

Tharey bina mohey chaien na awey

Dhuk, dhuk, dhuk, mara jee ghabrawey

Boley basureya sunley sawariya

Boley basuriya sunley sawariya

Tharey bina mohey kuch nahee bhawey

Piya rey, piya rey, piya rey, piya rey

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey hooo

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey

Naina ney tharee kaisa jadoo kiya rey

Naina ney tharee kaisa jadoo kiya rey

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey hoooo

Tharey bina lagey nahee mara jiya rey

Review

It was slow and failed to evoke the feeling when I hear the original.

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Happy work week to all!

Shabana Mukhtar

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