WEB DESK: Coke Studio has been the signature music platform for all but Season 9 of Coke studio will leave its mark deep down on all the fans of it.
Amjad Sabri, the Sufi Voice of Pakistan, has recently been gunned down but the soulful voice of Sabri will never die as he will be seen performing in this episode of Coke Studio.
This would be Amjad Sabri’s last studio recording in which he, along with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan perform the famous kalam “Aj Rang Hai”.
Amjad Sabri was not the part of Coke Studio Season 8 as vocalist but he has helped them with the famous kalam, Tajdar’e Haram which was originally sung by his father and uncle. In Season 8, Atif Aslam performed the kalam and paid tribute to Ghulam Farid Sabri and Maqbool Ahmed Sabri.
This version of Tajdar’e Haram gained worldwide fame with over 33 million views on digital media.
Speaking about his kalaam during the recording in May, the late Amjad Sabri had stated, “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 (on Coke Studio Season 9).”
General Manager of Coca-Cola Pakistan, stated Rizwan U. Khan stated, “Coke Studio is the ultimate manifestation of Coca-Cola’s music strategy and Season 9 will further strengthen Coca-Cola’s cultural leadership, celebrating diversity while bridging barriers relevant to the youth of today.”
“It is very distressing that Amjad Sabri himself will not be with all of us to see Season 9 go on air in August. His death is a huge national loss.” He added.
With the duo of music band Strings, Bilal Maqsood & Faisal Kapadia, as Executive Producers, the Season 9 will bring together multiple music directors, delivering music of different genres will bring forth the talent of some of the most accomplished and major names of the industry including Noori, Shani Arshad, Jaffer Zaidi, Shiraz Uppal, Faakhir Mehmood and Shuja Haider.
The Season 9 of coke Studio will be launched in August.