Celebrated across the globe on 21st June annually, world music day is celebrated in honor of the powerful tool of love and expression that is, music.
It is safe to say that music plays an important role in all our lives, giving words and tunes to emotions the complexity of which can hardly be put to words by someone experiencing it.
Indian and Pakistani music stems from the very same roots, expresses emotions in the very same way and the one platform loved by both the nations is coke studio, which brings together the music from both the soils in the most soulful way possible.
Therefore, in honor of the world music day, here are 10 songs from Indian and Pakistani Coke studio that will bring you closer to music, in spirit and in tune.
1. Madaari- Clinton Cerejo, Vishal Dadlani and Sonu Kakkar.
Madaari is one of the most loved coke studio songs of all times because of the powerful voices that have sung the song to utmost perfection. Madaari is a man who tames monkeys and makes them do tricks. The song has beautiful imagery as to how us humans are tamed by the one who has all the strings of the world in his hands.
2. Ranjish Hi Sahi- Ali Sethi.
Ranjish hi Sahi is a beautiful recreation of the original song by Mehdi Hasan, sung ever so beautifully by the amazing Ali Sethi. The song has been compared to the original track for keeping the sanctity intact along with adding beauty of its own. Ali Sethi’s voice is like a cold shower on a hot June afternoon, ever so soothing.
3. Chaudhary- Mame Khan.
Chaudhary is one of the most fun songs created by the platform because of its traditional lyrics and beats, making it beautiful in it’s natural element. You can’t help but dance to the tunes of Mame Khan’s voice.
4. Bewajah- Nabeel Shaukat Ali.
Bewajah is one of those love songs you can’t get enough of, especially after moving on. The beautiful lyrics depicting the restlessness of a lover who feels the unnecessary interruptions in his life by the name of someone he has long forgotten is unnecessary and without a meaning. Beautifully sung by the brilliant Nabeel Shaukat Ali.
5. Husna- Piyush Mishra
Piyush Mishra is one of the most talented people of this generation. Husna is not just a glimpse of how beautiful he is as a poet but also an insight to how he makes everything he says utterly beautiful.
6. Tajdaar -e- Haram- Atif Aslam.
Tajdaar e haram is a beautiful composition sung beautifully by the ever so amazing Atif Aslam. He holds your spirits and your attention right from the very first moment and the very first line.
7. Laadki- Sachin-Jigar, Tanishka S, Kirtidan G and Rekha Bhardwaj
Laadki is one of the most amazing songs created by Coke Studio. Sung by the daughter of Sachin from Sachin-Jigar duo along with her father, this song is probably one of the songs that stay with you forever. Simply because of how beautiful and heartfelt it is.
8. Latthay Di Chaadar- Quratulain Balouch and Farhan Saeed.
Latthay Di Chadar is the perfect wedding song sung to perfection by so many artists and yet, this rendition is a public favorite. Quratulain Balouch’s powerful voice teamed with Farhan’s ever so melodious one is a definite must listen to.
9. Aigiri Nandini- Ram Sampath, Sona Mohapatra and Aruna Sairam
Putting to words what this song makes you feel is almost as impossible as not loving this song. A modern rendition to one of the most powerful aradhanas written for mahisasur mardani, our maa durga. A must, must listen to.
10. Khamaaj– Shafaqat Amaanat Ali, Rohail Hyatt.
We’ve all loved this song at some point of time because of the lyrics and the beauty with which it is sung. Popularly known as Mora Saiyaan, this is one of the most unforgettable love songs of all time.