Coke Studio: Will songs from Episode 2 make it to your wedding soundtrack?Pakistan
Last week, Coke Studio's kick-off was dominated by Atif Aslam's reinterpretation of 'Tajdar-e-Haram' that polarised the show's listeners. What has Episode 2 got in store for us?
A wedding theme, by the looks of it.
Young rockers Ali Zafar, Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Baloch join giants like Suraiya Khanum and Anwar Maqsood in this week's line-up.
Umair Jaswal and QB will perform a popular Punjabi duet 'Sammi Meri Waar', which is a Punjabi wedding highlight. The tune will be interwoven with flute and mandolin.
Veteran singer Suraiya Khanum will sing the popular 'Chirya Da Chamba', a performance that will also feature a reading by Anwar Maqsood. The song will move gently on the beat of an earthen matka, and Anwar Maqsood's poem about the parting of a father and daughter at her wedding will move listeners.
However, Ali Zafar's track will provide a break in the wedding theme with his original song 'Rockstar', which is about a musician's journey in the industry. Ali will not only sing the song, he'll also be seen in three different avatars.
Qawaals Rizwan and Muazzam will provide their traditional touch with 'Sakal Ban', which is the kalaam of Amir Khusau.