Coke Studio Season 12 Episode 1: A Rendition Of Love and Music, To Be Aired Today
Coke Studio Season 12 Episode 1 features Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Zoe Viccaji, Shahab Hussain, and Barkat Jamal Fakir Troupe and it is releasing on 18th October 2019.
Ensuing the season opener for Coke Studio Season 12, Wohi Khuda Hai sung in Atif Aslam’s melodic voice, the first episode is set to be unveiled. The episode will have on board, Dam Mastam by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ram Pam by Zoe Viccaji and Shahab Hussain, and Maahi Diyaan Jhokaan by Barkat Jamal Fakir Troupe coming from the village of Jhol in Sanghar District of Sindh.
Dam Mastam, performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is a beautiful piece written in Persian and Punjabi, by Javed Ali Khan. The song is a true representation of endearment and eternal truth, in the form of proclaiming Shahbaz Qalandar’s affection for Maula Ali. Composed in raag Bhimpalasi, the feeling of the poetry is heightened, and contemporary qawwali is infused with the message of love and Divine Truth, in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s soulful voice.
“As long as a spiritual artist respects their craft, peace prevails. It is wonderful when a singer has a noble cause, when they are spreading a message of love, peace, and brotherhood as presented by our saints, without greed of money or the world. This is the real purpose of qawwali.” said Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Zoe Viccaji and Shahab Hussain’s Ram Pam, is another merry interpretation of love, penned by Sahir Ali Bagga, in Urdu and Punjabi. The song expresses a tale of love; a girl walloped by intense adoration divulging her feelings to Baba Bhatti, a wise old man. The song is delightful blend of eastern and pop music, that has the power to capture the audience in this story of love and excitement.
“Music gives you goosebumps. Music is something extraordinary, it plays next level games with our mind. We are attracted to it and we are also driven away by it. It has power.” said Shahab Hussain.
The Seraiki song, Maahi Diyaan Jhokan, sung by Barkat Jamal Fakir Troupe takes on the essence of true love towards the Celestial Being. Through the sonorous vocals of Barkat Jamal, Hussain Bux Fakir, and Sonu Fakir, the song explores the intransigent love between Heer and Ranjha, and their tragic separation and demise, as a metaphor for the Divine love that establishes roots in one’s heart for the Beloved, and the ultimate quest to unite with the One.
“Music is nutrition for the soul. Before we even sing the song, we listen to it. We understand it, then we sing it. Since my childhood, this has been my soul’s nutrition. When I sing, my soul finds peace.” said Barkat Jamal.