The wait is almost over for the last episode of Coke Studio as season 9 comes to an end. This season was an exciting mix of some successful and failed experiments and collaborations. In this finale, Coke Studio will share the world renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri’s final studio recording in collaboration with the magnificent Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Late Amjad Sabri will be seen performing in Coke Studio 9 with another maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The two legends have recorded the Kalaam of Amir Khusro ‘Aaj Rang Hai Imaan’, which has been directed by Shani Arshad and produced by Strings.
The two qawwal families return to the platform for the first time since 1970s when Ghulam Farid Sabri and Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performed the ‘Rang’ together. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Amjad Sabri have collaborated again to perform the very track, four decades later.
This year, the great Amjad Sabri himself hit the floor to mark his debut in Coke Studio 9 but who knew that the legendary Qawwal won’t make to see it on television.
“About 40 years ago, my father and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan read this Kalaam at a dargah in Karachi and 40 years later, Rahat and I are reading it again,” told Sabri while he was recording Coke Studio a month before his death, the local media reported.
While, Coke Studio has been producing innumerable mesmerizing songs over the last eight seasons, the second episode of the ninth season, featuring singers Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Momina Mustehsan, recreating legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s ‘Afreen Afreen’, has stolen many a heart.
Coke Studio is a Pakistani music television series which features live studio-recorded music performances by various artists. (Web Desk)