Coke Studio offers diversified music of Pakistan ranging from classical to modern including eastern classical, folk, qawwali, ghazal, bhangra, Sufi and contemporary hip hop, rock and pop music.
The video clip released by the consulate on its social media account starts with scintillating vocal of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan singing classical song Afreen Afreen. This song was first sung by legendry singer of Pakistan and Rahat’s uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
“These verses are beautiful. It is very different from how American music describes love and beauty,” a listener commented while trying to catch the music.
“It is kind of catchy beat. Awesome!” a comment came in for Abrar-ul-Haq’s ‘Pani Da Bulbula’.
Understanding essence of folk qawwali of Tajdar-e-Haram, a woman was reasonably overwhelmed, “Wow, extremely beautiful,” she exclaimed in Urdu. “It is pretty amazing message though in the song, right?”
“I have really liked the standard of voice,” said one after watching Tharparker’s Mai Dhai. “I like her outfit as well,” said another.
“It is something people in the US will definitely, I think, relate to,” an official thought out of Pakistani music.
The US consulate officials were completely mesmerized by the collection of songs they heard.
“(the songs have) very high level of musical tones. That will be the most fun Pakistani music we have heard.”