Coke Studio’s second episode of the season is the kind of success that has made it a Pakistani institution.
Taking stock of the highs and lows of Coke Studio, Season 4, Episode 1.
Clearly inspired by a homage to the Big Apple, yet dreaming of an improved future for Pakistan’s city by the sea, the facetiously named Team Awesome, with the “Karachi City” video, produces their own paean to their city.
“We don’t feel like working on romantic songs right now,” says Bilal Maqsood of Strings.
The music industry has revolutionised itself from a commercial venture to a vibrant space for young talent and social change.
With flashes and sparks, a young Pakistani guitarist lights up the local music scene.
Pakistani musicians made waves at home and across the border in 2010. As a result, the music scene in Pakistan goes into 2011 with a crescendo of momentum and strength.
Asif Noorani’s book on Mehdi Hasan is probably the first book of its kind on the maestro, and somewhat atones for the neglect of one of Pakistan’s biggest icons.
By harmoniously syncing their voices to render a fusion of eastern and western melodies, the Cheapmunks seem to have found a niche that caters to the taste of Pakistan’s modern youth.