Coke Studio Pakistan kicks off its delayed 7th season in grand style; the first episode just aired and featured sufi maestro Abida Parveen, Sajjad Ali and the Niazi Brothers amongst others.
Watch our top pick from the first episode, ‘Lai Beqadaran Naal Yaari‘ performed by Niazi Brothers, below:
‘Lai Beqadaran Naal Yaari’ marks brothers’ debut on the show. The platform pays tribute to the song as the first ever song to be aired on PTV in 1964. Revered as a quintessentially Punjabi number in terms of melodic arrangement, the Coke Studio composition translates the song as a melting pot of musical ideas bringing to the mix Desert Blues and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The song manifests itself into a high power experience, full of life and movement bursting with gradual shifting textures.