Coke Studio Season 9 Khaki Banda and Sasu Mangay
Breaking News March 2017 Khaki Banda Nominated for Song of the Year at the prestigious Lux Style Awards, Results Pending.
Umair Jaswal back winning the hearts of the Nation in Season 9 of Coke Studio this time in not one but two collaborations.
From Coke Studio:
‘Khaki Banda’ is a sufi-rock track without limiting itself within the boundaries or sticking to one musical genre, sound or style. Beautifully crafted lyrics penned by music director and composer, Shuja Haider – the duet featuring Ahmed Jehanzeb and Umair Jaswal captivates you from start to finish as a result of its carefully intricate instrumentation. Starting with the strumming of the guitar laying the foundation of the main riff of the track, the song builds on an atmosphere leading to the interval played impeccably on the violin by the string section, giving this track a definitive amount of energy and spirit from the onset. Jehanzeb’s melodic, dynamic singing style combined with Jaswal’s aggressive, energized vocals serve as the perfect accompaniment against the unstoppable groove, a flickering drumbeat and timely interludes of this magnum opus.
Sasu Mangay | Naseebo Lal + Umair Jaswal
The composition and the music of “Sasu Mangay” immediately carry you to the desolate deserts of Rajasthan, where the folk song originated. Maneuvering between the contrasting territory of folk and soft rock genres, the collaboration calls Naseebo Lal and Umair Jaswal’s distinctive talents to the surface. Whilst the musicians and the house band lay the foundation comprising mouth rhythms and traditional instruments to create an addictive hook line – the acoustic rhythm of the track with Naseebo’s impeccable vocal range gently merge into the western chord progression when Jaswal’s beasty vocals make an appearance, gelling seamlessly into one another.