As you know, I’m a huge fan of Coke Studio.
I constantly promote the show and have managed to obsess over each performance as well.
Although I have many favorites songs, one of my most favorites at the moment is Nahi Ray Nahi by Ali Zafar, which is brilliant. According to Ali’s Blog, he had written the song about 7 – 8 years ago and had put it away on the side without ever releasing it. However, as he began recording for Coke Studio this year, he decided to dig it out and perform it live for us on the show one day. Good decision!
Personally, I really didn’t take Ali Zafar too seriously until he came and performed on this platform. I enjoyed his ‘Chano’ and other pop songs as much as everyone else did but I didn’t recognize and appreciate the amount of talent he has as a singer and musician until very recently. I think he has grown a tremendous amount as an artist and now I’m really looking forward to his next album as well.
Check out some of his performances below –
Nahi Ray Nahi –http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/episodes/episode05/nahi-ray-nahi/
Allah Hu – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8LhySnWiL8
Yar Daddi – http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/episodes/episode03/yar-daddi/
Daastan – http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/episodes/episode02/dastaan/