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    Post  sl33p!nr0ckz on Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:35 am

    Despite all of the sociopolitical and economic odds it faces, art serves not only as a breath of fresh air but also motivates those exposed to it. Recently, episode one of the second season of Coke Studio titled Individuality was aired on private networks across Pakistan, giving audiences a flavour of the music coming out of Pakistan’s biggest music collaborative venture.


    Boasting a formidable ensemble of artistes and musicians; the close-knit team that brings together this project — spearheaded by Rohail Hyatt — includes his wife, Umber ‘Ma’ Hyatt (producer), son Danial Hyatt (animations and visuals) and Zeeshan Parwez (video production) assisted by Anan Malik.


    Individuality showcased performances which in essence concluded that music knows no boundaries and is not constrained by language. The collaborative performance between Saieen Zahoor and Noori, and the rendition of Paimona by Zeb and Haniya featuring Peshawar-based Sadiq Sameer on the rubab, were a clear testament of this statement. A total of five performances were aired and here we review each of them:


    Aik Alif by Saieen Zahoor & Noori


    There seems to be a song, a story and a message embedded in each wrinkle on Saieen Zahoor’s weathered face. The performance definitely wasn’t Noori featuring Saieen (as has been the traditional practice in the past of a pop act featuring a classical/folk act) but the other way around. The collaboration performed Baba Bulleh Shah’s poetry with Saieen Zahoor lending his raw, powerful vocals to sing the opening verse of the song:


    Par par aalam fazal hoy’an,


    Kadi apnray aap noon parya e na’en;
    Ja ja warda mandar maseetan,
    Kadi man apnray wich warya e na’en…


    After a momentary silence we had Ali Hamza playing the banjo while Ali Noor rocked out his vocals, which served as an interlude between Saieen’s performance and Ali Hamza’s deep, soulful rendition of Bulleh’s poetry. This was one of the more uplifting tracks, with innovative arrangement and diverse but harmonious collaboration.
    Aj Latha Naeeo by Jawaid Bashir


    A classical artiste in his own right, Jawaid Bashir, who is also a member of the Mekaal Hasan Band, brought his powerhouse vocals to the studio with Aj Latha Naeeo. Displaying the virtuosity in his almost overpowering vocals, his performance was very much like what he would do when performing with MHB — show off his talent and skills by a constant and sometimes, repetitive rendition of alaaps and paltein during the song.


    The music backing this performance pleasantly complemented the intensity of the vocals without being intrusive or crowding the song with too many things at one time. Definitely one of the better performances in the episode.
    Jal Pari by Atif Aslam


    I have never been a big Atif Aslam fan. In fact, I have at times found the hype surrounding him nauseating. But I was forced to reconsider that stance after seeing his performance of Jal Pari at the Studio. This fun and soulful version reached out and tugged at heartstrings while he almost effortlessly maneuvered his vocals over the lyrical content of the song — often shifting the mood from soulful to romantic to frivolous, never once threatening to have his voice blast out in his signature style and neither did he over sing the song — keeping it at just the right levels. At least when it comes to Atif, this rendition of Jal Pari definitely made a believer out of me.


    Khamaj by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
    The song will forever be immortalised in the Saqib Malik-directed black and white video of Khamaj — showing an unfulfilled, unexpressed, secret love shared between a film-maker and his leading lady.


    This version was light, displaying some keyboard work by Jaffer Zaidi. The song was nostalgic at best. Shafqat being an extremely gifted vocalist communicates the emotion dominant in the original version effectively. Having said that, there wasn’t a radical change in this version from the original, with Shafqat’s vocals dominating the song more than the music itself.


    Paimona by Zeb and Haniya


    This version of Zeb and Haniya’s Darri/Persian/Pushto Paimona not only served to mesmerise from the moment Sadiq Sameer began plucking at the rubab strings, but served to haunt us later on as well. At this point, keeping the socio-political conditions of our country in mind, the performance of Paimona was more than just for entertainment. It was symbolic of music originating from a part of our country caught up in conflict and turmoil. It served to reinforce the fact that this part of our culture — which hasn’t been projected as much as those indigenous to other areas of the country — is just as much of our collective identity as a nation as is the music that comes on mainstream media in Urdu or Punjabi.


    You could almost hear the rubab echoing in the mountains as Sadiq performed the opening solo of the song while everyone watched in absolute silence. Zeb and Haniya also gave a stellar performance, seemingly maintaining the essence of the language while they sang. Compared to the original, this version definitely had more groove, more soul and was one of the best out of the episode.



    FIlmed without a live audience, this year the Studio has an air of intimacy about it — among the musicians, how they communicate with each other and how the camera captures them. — Madeeha Syed








    source: dawn.com 21st june,09


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    Post  R3GhA on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:30 am

    hmm beta jani yeh khan se utha k paste krdiya hai?
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    Post  sl33p!nr0ckz on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:37 am

    @regha...could never get ur joke.... lol! lol!
    @topic...d review iz sooooo true


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    Post  R3GhA on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:33 am

    srry wat did u say????
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    lets stick 2 d topic n i will tell u later wat i mean


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    thank u


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    Post  love aadee on Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:53 pm

    Where’s the harmony?


    Filmed without a live audience, this year Coke Studio (CS) feels rather cold and almost mechanical. Gone is the intimate relationship between the music and its audience, and instead we’re meant to listen to music that’s very carefully controlled and tinkered with. However, this time round there is also much more to listen to as more artistes mean more collaboration, and more collaboration means more music from the crimson studio.


    Dastaan-i-Ishq (Nachna Peinda) by Ali Zafar with Baqir Abbas


    An interesting track to say the least, here Ali combines his own songwriting with a few verses of poetry from Baba Bulleh Shah.


    But it isn’t the fusion of the poetry or lyrics that spurs the listener but the mesmerising, almost haunting sound of the flute by the brilliant Baqir Abbas. Though he is not alone in setting the stage for this track, the award-winning Babar Khanna leads the house band with the dholak.


    Ali’s singing, although at his best, is simply not enough to match the work put in by the two classical instrument maestros. Even he admits their immense contribution, “Baqir Abbas has always been a great support and a magical flute player. His participation brought much more than I had expected.”


    Jaaney Do by JoSH


    There’s a lot of potential in this track. Both Qurram and Rup bring in their A-games as far as their performances are concerned and this is one of the few tracks we’ve heard so far where we hear much of the house band, but somewhere along the way Jaaney Do by JoSH falls short of being a perfect blend of fusion music.


    Aankhon Ke Sagar by Shafqat Amanat Ali featuring Gul Mohammad on the sarangi


    If there’s someone who is completely at home with the Studio and its concept, it’s Shafqat Amanat Ali. His foray with Fuzon and its music have completely prepared him for CS, but the track that brought him and Fuzon much fame doesn’t sound special anymore than it did the first time around. Granted we have Gul Mohammad on the sarangi, but the song is taken to another level not a higher or better one.


    Kinara by Atif Aslam with Riyaz Ali Khan


    Thanks to CS, we’ve seen a completely different side of Atif Aslam. Whether you love him or hate him, his singing talent and voice cannot be denied. Kinara is actually a tricky track in itself — being of the Rock and Grunge genres. But throw in Rohail Hyatt’s careful direction and Riyaz Ali Khan’s soulful performance and the track actually takes a life of its own.
    Toomba by Saieen Zahoor featuring Ali Hamza on the Banjo


    Probably one of the best tracks that we’ve heard so far, proving that if anything that was missing from the first installment of CS, it was the venerable Saieen Zahoor.


    Toomba was composed and written by Saieen himself. “This song speaks of Hazrat Amir Khusrau, Baba Farid Ganj Baksh, Baba Bulleh Shah and other great Sufi poets and saints, and is a tribute to their dedication and belief to spreading the correct faith and the right path,” he says. Ali Hamza’s contribution, while sizable, is completely eclipsed by Zahoor’s performance.


    No matter what the criticism, the second season of the Studio is being heard. People are already looking forward to its future installments and have their own personal favourites, which goes to show that the magic of fusion music has once again brought people together. — Khaver Siddiqi

    1. Qurram (Josh)
    2. Riaz Ali Khan & Atif Aslam


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    Post  R3GhA on Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:51 am

    StarBytes


    "Coke Studio gives artists a chance to break out of their usual style."
    – Qurram Hussain of Josh

    They came, they sang, they conquered and now they are back home in Canada. They are Josh, comprising of Qurrum Hussain aka Q and Rupinder Magon aka Rup.

    Speaking with Instep Today from Canada, Q said about the Coke Studio experience, "Everyone always knows that Coke Studio gives the artists a chance to break out of their usual style a bit, but really its Rohail and Umber's comfortable attitude that makes it easy to experiment. When Rohail had discussed the project with us, he was open to any ideas we had for music and presentation, so we were able to take Coke Studio in different directions with songs like 'Bari Barsi'. That being said, I was a little nervous about the band because we had not jammed with them and just sent the music ideas over email. But when we landed and had our first jam it was easy to see how tight the band was, and that allowed me to really free my mind from the music and just concentrate on the performance."

    And while we wait for the third episode of Coke Studio to air, Q further explains why the band chose 'Jaaney Do' - their cult hit for this season.

    "Jaaney Do is a song we had planned on releasing from Kabhi. We even had started planning the video shoot, but it fell apart at that time. This gave us the opportunity to bring that song back. It's a personal favorite of ours because its one of the oldest songs we wrote, and it was actually written at the airport in Frankfurt, so for the longest time we called it 'Frankfurt'! When a song is so inspired that it cannot even wait till we get home from a trip to get written, you know its something special!" says Q.

    Speaking on the importance and the perception that Coke Studio has helped create, Rup of Josh says, "Coke Studio hasn't changed the way I feel about the music industry here. It has only strengthened my perception of how interesting Pakistan music really is. The very fact that pop, rock, and bhangra bands exist here without the push of the film industry is amazing. I wish all territories could do the same."

    This week Josh will play their energy packed 'Bari Barsi' on Coke Studio's third episode so do watch out. Josh are really just that – Josh.


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    Post  R3GhA on Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:56 am

    Coke Studio and beyond:
    The wonderful world of Umber and Rohail Hyatt
    Behind every successful man is a woman and Rohail Hyatt is the first to admit it, as he and his wife Umber let Instep in to their home and life at the height of Coke Studio fever.

    By Maheen Sabeeh


    Meet the producers

    To the world at large, Coke Studio is the magnum opus genius of Rohail Hyatt. Featuring Pakistan's biggest names in music, both from the Eastern classical/folk front and modern day pop giants while introducing new musicians into the mix who have hitherto remained unknown backing musicians at various concerts, the second season of Coke Studio is looking spectacular. Not surprisingly, since Coke Studio Season 2 hit the airwaves, the official website of the show (www.cokestudio. com.pk) has been clogged thanks to heavy traffic while Facebook and YouTube are filled with people uploading, downloading videos and commenting on the show.





    The show's real success and the amount of effort and time that is put into gear for a show like Coke Studio to happen can be gauged by the people behind the show, its producers. Coke Studio was recorded in three days but the rehearsals went on for over a month. But that is just one angle to this multi-dimensional show that takes pride in shining a light on history, heritage and exploring the sound of the soil while keeping it in check with the times.


    And for the producers the show takes form months in advance. It began in October last year and is ongoing as this article goes into print. The planning, execution and post-production of Coke Studio is a daunting mission. There are too many layers. There are the stars of course, then there is the houseband. There is technical aspect to take into account; the aim is for perfect sound. And to do this in a nation known for 'jugar' like we are requires a dogged pursuit of professionalism. And it must be done hand in hand with the creative aspect of the project. There are too many battles to be fought on too many fronts, too many problems to be solved, too many risks to be taken, and umpteen experiments to conduct without really knowing what the outcome will be.

    But the producers aren't complaining. The aim is to create long lasting music that reflects on our heritage and will be remembered years from now. And that makes it all worth it.



    One of the producers, as everyone knows is Rohail Hyatt, the man whose vision for Coke Studio has given the music industry a leg to stand on at a time when musical activity is overshadowed by political, security and economic tensions. The other producer is lesser known beyond music industry circles. She is known as Ma Hyatt on the sets of Coke Studio. She is Umber Hyatt, aka Mrs Rohail Hyatt. Rohail and Umber's partnership is the stuff of legend in the music world. It is in many ways over and above a marriage (the two eloped while in their teens), and Umber has very much been a part of Rohail's journey, beginning from being a struggling musician, to the unprecedented success of Vital Signs, the Pyramid years (where she truly earned the title 'Ma' because everyone there called her that; she was managing the operation spearheaded by Rohail) and now through to Coke Studio where she is very much a part of the process,
    Neither Rohail nor Umber agree to take credit for the show but collectively the two of them are the driving force behind this project.

    Behind every man…
    "Rohail credited me as a producer whereas it should be line producer," says Umber softly as we chat about Coke Studio in their kitchen.

    On the set of Coke Studio, Umber's job description varied. From dealing with artists and their managers to dealing with the bevy of people who form the Coke Studio crew, budgeting, and even making sure that everyone is fed, Umber was on her toes. And those same rules apply even now. Coke Studio is being edited and Umber is living it along with Rohail (who is too busy to sleep).

    "This man was sleeping here after I sent him to a masseuse," laughs Umber, pointing to the rug lying on the kitchen floor.

    This kitchen is in fact the same where Rohail was editing Coke Studio last year (yes, the kitchen has an editing suite too). And this year, the kitchen is celebrating the presence of a new television. Not too much has changed inside the kitchen or the studio.

    "Rohail bought this TV for me as a present," she laughs.
    Rohail is working on Coke Studio inside his studio, right across the house where they live.

    When it comes to Umber and Rohail, home and studio have become one and the same. Umber says that she's been living in a studio ever since she married Rohail and she is comfortable with. One gets the sense that the studio has become a part of her even as she has become a part of it. And Rohail's love for music and his commitment (you can even say obsession) has overflowed into the life of his family. His son Sheryar produces music under the label Mooshy Moo and his younger son Danial plays in a band called Mole. They've grown up tinkering around with sound… the gadgets have been readily available. The Hyatts are a musical family, the only exception being Charmaine who is studying in Canada.




    "Rohail is a perfectionist. The Vital Signs album - Hum Tum - had to be taken from him or he would've continued producing it," she recalls.

    If Rohail creates concepts, Umber is the one who pushes him towards the reality of execution.
    "Rohail is a planning freak. I push him to stick to the plan," says Umber as she takes a long drag on a cigarette.

    Rohail and Umber are a team and it's the unison and understanding of the art of music, history, culture and identity that makes them work.

    If Rohail is the perfectionist, Umber is, as Rohail puts it, "Headstrong… she is strict like you have to pull your socks up in front of the principal right? She is the principal," Rohail laughs and continues, "If I can be called a successful man, then Umber would be the reason. That old saying, behind every successful man..." Rohail trails off.

    As people, Umber and Rohail are, in some ways, very similar. They are both guarded and private. Umber is perhaps a little more reserved but the ability to slide away from the spotlight is common to both. Both Umber and Rohail think of and refer to Coke Studio as a 'she' who is a separate entity. And their hearts break when musical instruments do. It is just who they are and it is refreshing. They are both wonderfully weird and these days, they are both working around the clock. Even as this interview was being planned, it was difficult to pin down Rohail and Umber because of their hectic, overworked schedules.

    At the sets of Coke Studio, Rohail was constantly on the floor, taking the musical journey forward, conversing between takes with musicians, recording and grooving to the sound on the floor. On the other hand, Umber could be seen inside the office space and whether it was taking care of budgets or management, or simply making sure that everybody was fed, Umber was on it.

    "All the budgets, talking to the artists, managing... that is easy. It is nothing compared to the technical planning that goes into the show. There are diagrams and drawings on paper," explains Umber.



    The story of Umber and Rohail is decades old. As a member of one of Pakistan's biggest pop acts in the nineties, Vital Signs, Rohail Hyatt understands the reservations and dilemmas that plague musicians. As someone who has seen the Signs grow and reach new heights of success before calling it off, Umber has seen it just as up close and personal.

    At Coke Studio, both Umber and Rohail are professionals with various tasks at hand. But the difference between these two and everybody else is the kind of respect they command and the level of trust the music industry has in their abilities.

    Spend three days, 12 hours at a stretch at Coke Studio and the industry looks different. It feels different because of the atmosphere that snaps back into action when Coke Studio begins.

    "Actually a lot of people dropped their guard. I mean when they came they were guarded. You could see it when they walked in. But something happened while Coke Studio was happening. I just hope it stays."
    From the Noori brothers to Saieen Zahoor, Riyaz Ali Khan, Javed Bashir to Strings, Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Arieb Azhar, Zeb and Haniya, Josh, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan among others, the view is unanimous. Coke Studio rocks and so do the producers.

    "What's really kind is that everyone... they've been so generous with their compliments. I got a call from Riyaz Ali Khan's wife. She said, 'I called to thank you. This man travels around the world and he has done countless shows but he is never happy. But today he is in a very good mood'. When things like that happen, you just go 'wow'. Because we just managed to put a smile on this grumpy old man's face," says Umber honestly.

    From season one to season two: the journey so far
    Coke Studio's first season was a learning ground where little of everything was dabbled in.
    "Season one was started with an objective. The idea behind Coke Studio is not to be cool or Western or imitate. It's just an experience for me and all others involved to look inwards. It is about who we really are. We can't deny the fact that the soil we live on was once India. The British were here and many others before them. All of them have left behind something. It's a melting pot," reflects Rohail.
    "Year one we opened the door, year two we walked in and we haven't done it completely because it's not possible. But we are walking in."

    Meanwhile the sound that resonated at Coke Studio and will hit airwaves in the coming weeks is surely different. It's less aggressive in sound and the concentration has been more folk-friendly, which comes as a nice change after season one.

    "This year the sound is folk. I think it'll take a couple of passes before people realise that this sound is different. It allows you to believe that amidst all the sounds that we hear daily all around us, here is a sound that is possible. Anyone who tries to create something new out of something old, re-create and make something new is criticised for ruining the original. As far as Coke Studio goes, some people might say, 'yeh kya kardiya?' But it is a new generation. It's the 2009 version of songs like 'Yaar Dhadee' and 'Maye Ne Mein'. There are maybe 40 versions of this tune. Some of them will be good and some will be bad but that's the beauty of folk music. One hopes that these will be versions which will be long lasting," says Rohail.

    But the sound isn't the only change. One change is the introduction of Danial Hyatt on graphics. The youngest out of the brood, Danial managed to shock pretty much everyone who met him on the sets, if not for his music than his sheer knowledge of all things technical.

    "Danial did the LED screen graphics. I'm not dumb and I don't say that with arrogance. But I look at my kids and I realize that there is that intrigue. We're not academics. We run from school and institutions and the dictatorial environment that follows it. After Matric, I dropped out. I knew that I was capable of doing what I said I could do and I have done it. I see that in Danial," says Rohail and adds laughingly, "Sometimes I'm a cool dad…"






    For Umber who is indeed a proud mother, the equation has always been different.
    "I have a bias to him. He is my son. And there is no denying the bias. The things that I love about him and the things that people admire him for maybe very different. He is my son who I have tripped out conversations with and who writes these songs," says Umber referring to Danial's music as she trails off.
    But despite having their own son around, Umber and Rohail were still Ma and Pa to everyone at Coke Studio.

    "I have many children," says Umber. And she is right. Without trying to be anything other than herself, Umber managed to leave a mark on everyone. When Atif Aslam was recording his set, he dedicated 'Meri Kahani' to Umber. And he has never worked with Rohail and Umber prior to Coke Studio.
    Adnan Malik could be seen yelling "PAAAAA " at regular intervals at Coke Studio.
    They don't look like Ma and Pa by any traditional viewpoint. But in their case, these names represent the kind of sentiment that was created at Coke Studio.
    The process of Coke Studio…
    The buzz around the show, various rumours (from not-so-reliable sources) led to the notion that Indian acts were being considered for the show this year.
    "A lot of names were under consideration but nothing was final. Shubha Mudgal and Kailash Kher were two names. We were also considering some acts from UK but it never panned out," says Rohail.
    And as for the stars, there were no problems with anyone.

    "I had no problems with anyone, any of the artists. I dealt with Shabaz Aslam - Atif Aslam's brother and manager - and I really think he is a very good manager. I was dealing with Sania Saeed for Shafqat and she was very nice. People think I am bull*****ng but that really is the truth. I think the artists know that we are on their side because we've been there ourselves," says Umber.

    The songs that one hears from Coke Studio take final form after months of preparation. So how does it work?

    "I recommend songs to the artists and then it's each artist who must own the platform. I've been an artist so I know that what an artist actually wants to do and the song that is most famous are almost never the same. With Vital Signs, it was always 'Gori' or 'Sanwali Saloni' but those were not the songs we always wanted to do. And if as an artist you do a song that you want to do, your heart will be in it. That is what I look for and encourage," says Rohail off the vision behind every song that plays out at Coke Studio.
    Now in its second season, Coke Studio airs nationwide and via the Internet, worldwide. Not only does it boast of incredibly talented and popular names like Atif Aslam or Ali Zafar, it also serves as a platform for all involved. Whether it is Babar Khanna on percussions or Javed Iqbal on violins or Gumby on drums, the focus is not just on the stars but everyone. Coke Studio is about equality and harmony. And that is why it works.

    "Almost all of these people wanted to be a part of Coke Studio, not for the money and that's the driving force. I mean there are so many people who want to be a part of Coke Studio but there are factors like marketing, PR etc. There is a science behind it because there is also a lot of heart behind it. And when the two meet, that makes the difference," says Rohail.
    In the end, both Umber and Rohail echo similar notes.

    To both of them Coke Studio is an alive entity, one that they don't control. They both have roles to play.
    When they speak about each other, both say one thing that defines this relationship. "It works." Seeing them both in action, on and off sets of Coke Studio, its clear… it really does work. And we wouldn't want it any other way.
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    ur topic has been merged here... thank u


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    episode 04


    In the fourth studio session, Coke Studio took us through an exploration of the beauty of the human spirit and brought forth the positive energy of music as it lifted our spirits, touched our hearts and strengthened our emotional and spiritual bonds.

    Atif Aslam continued to showcase his versatility; from Billie Jean in the last episode to the classic Punjabi folk Kalam by Shah Hussain, Mai Ni Main in this season, Atif wears all his musical avatars with pride. Mai Ni Main is a resilient song which has been explored in the past by maestros ranging from Hamid Ali Bela to Reshma and now, Atif Aslam.

    The duo Zeb and Haniya brought to the studio perhaps their most recognisable song, ‘Chup’, after which their debut album is titled. The studio session treatment of this song sees both Haniya and Zeb share vocals to a retro musical feel with Omran Shafique working his way around his fret board to produce what he is best known for, groove.

    The ‘Spirit’ session highlighted another Baba Bulleh Shah poem, his eponymous ‘Bulleya’, sung by eastern classical musician Riaz Ali Khan, who hails from the Sham Chaurasia Gharana. As many may be aware, Bulleya has been released in the past by the likes of rock band Junoon and more recently, Rabbi Shergill. In his Coke Studio version of the song, Khan Sahib pays tribute to Bulleh Shah by composing his own melody in Raag Bhimpalasi, an evocative afternoon raag.

    The Noori brothers returned with guest musician and cousin Rakae Jamil on the Sitar to reinvent rock ballad Sari Raat, originally from their Peeli Patti album. Indeed this was a most unorthodox setting for the sitar and was in general, a challenging song to play. Ali Noor took the lead on power house vocals and Javed Iqbal stole the show with his staccato rock riff/solo on his violin at the end of this rock number.

    The collaborative song for ‘Spirit’ was a harmony between the classically trained Shafqat Amanat Ali with the bhangra bandmasters Josh in ‘Mahi Ve’. This song reflected a thumping musical celebration with Shafqat adjusting to the fun Josh bhangra style with sophistication through his alaaps and sargams. Mahi Ve also represented an inspirational and motivational poetic prayer with the fusion of three distinct voices throughout the song.

    Last year, Coke Studio ended on the fourth episode which featured songs from all artists involved. This year the studio includes a bonus episode, extending the season to a full five sessions, bringing the musical journey to its conclusion in Unity, on 14 August 2009.





    source.cokestudio.com.pk


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    WebWatch

    Coke Studio gets spoofed

    Coke Studio's second season has become incredibly popular but it has also had its share of spoofs by now! Coke Studio - which kicked off on March 23 - will come to an end with its last episode screening on Independence Day, August 14. And while fans have been watching the episodes and behind-the-scenes specials on repeat, there are also a couple of spoofs doing the rounds.

    First up is the version by Maila Times (mailatimes.com), a satire news website modelled on The Onion (theonion.com). The website published a 'news' item titled 'Coke Studio mistaken for cocaine factory' and goes on to detail how the studio was raided on suspicion of being a manufacturing point for drugs. Here's an excerpt from the hilarious posting:

    ""Upon entering, we noticed that everyone in the studio was high on drugs," said Special Unit Commando Haider Naqvi. "They had this elaborate production process where they mashed the cocaine in these barrels that Gumby hit with these two sticks. Then, with a guitar, they filtered out the cocaine through six strings using a guitar pick, and then tested the product by smoking it out of a flute." After a few seconds, however, the tactical team realized that they had inadvertently walked into a recording session, resulting in mass confusion. "What was most surprising," said Mr. Naqvi, "was that their instruments were plugged in. They were actually playing live and not miming over a DAT!""

    The other is a version done by the Geo TV political satire television show Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain. This version has a parody of Atif Aslam's rendition of 'Wasta Pyar Da', which also saw Atif breaking out into a bit of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean'. The spoofed version has political lyrics and the entire slew of performers of Coke Studio - from Atif to the house band - have been rendered by actors who have been dressed and styled almost identically to the original versions! This video has been doing the rounds on YouTube and is definitely worth a watch, whether you're a fan of Coke Studio or not!

    Note: Instep recommends you take these spoofs lightly and in the spirit they were intended in.



    source : http://www.thenews.com.pk/instep_today.asp


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