Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The MJ Show #99 (Songs from the Coke Studio Sessions - Season Two)

You saw the awesome Season 1 of the Coke Studio sessions in Episode 98
Now...get ready for something even more awesome.

Here's the official take once again:
This year, after the unprecedented critical acclaim and huge popularity of Season 1, Coke Studio reignites our passion and returns to the heart of the live recording studio with a new artist line up, a different sound, an innovative house band and a brand new set of performances and episodes. This season, Rohail Hyatt’s musical genius draws together the fundamentals of collaborative music that will showcase Pakistan’s rich music culture by stitching into its fabric, traditional artists, folk music influences and regional instruments in collaboration with Pakistan’s contemporary mainstream artists.

Coke Studio’s Season 2 had electrifying performances, surprise collaborations between artists and be part of their interpretation of Pakistani music on a reinvented signature Coke Studio set. Season 2 demonstrates how creative boundaries can be defined, redefined and bridged through musical improvisation reflecting the vibrancy and artistic harmony of Pakistan’s artists. Listen to the plaintive sounds emanating from the mountains and valleys of the Frontier and Baluchistan, reverberating through the rivers of the Punjab and breaking out triumphantly into the sands of Sindh and out across the open seas.

Who is Rohail Hyatt you ask me? Here's the answer...
A Pakistani legend in his own right, Rohail Hyatt is an award winning artist and producer par excellence whose art is in a state of constant dynamism, from his formative years on the 1980’s pop scene, to his leadership of the pioneering band Vital Signs, to his collaborations with icons ranging from Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Ustaad Saami to film-maker Shoaib Mansoor.

This visionary produced the definitive, critically acclaimed and now iconic music project Coke Studio’ in 2008 which captured the essence and nature of the collaborative relationship between eastern and western music in Pakistan.



Basically, he's the man behind Coke Studio!


What I'm going to give you here tonight, are the songs played in the 5 episodes that ran in Season Two of this brilliant show. I hope you love them. I thought that they were absolutely stunning!

Episode One - Individuality
Javed Bashir - Aj Latha Naeeo


Zeb & Haniya - Paimona


Atif Aslam - Jal Pari


Shafqat Amanat Ali - Khamaaj


Saieen Zahoor and Noori - Aik Alif


Episode Two - Harmony
JoSh - Janay Do


Ali Zafar - Dastaan-e-Ishq


Saieen Zahoor - Toomba


Shafqat Amanat Ali - Aankhon Kay Sagar


Atif Aslam & Riaz Ali Khan - Kinara


Episode Three - Equality
Ali Zafar - Yar Daddi


Noori - Jo Meray


JoSh - Bari Barsi


Atif Aslam - Wasta-e-Pyaar Da


Zeb & Haniya and Javed Bashir - Chal Diyay


Episode Four - Spirit
Atif Aslam - Mai Ni Mein


Riaz Ali Khan - Bulleya


Zeb & Haniya - Chup


Noori - Saari Raat


JoSh & Shafqat Amanat Ali - Mahe Ve


Episode Five - Unity
Arieb Azhar - Husnehaqiqi


Strings - Titlian


Zeb & Haniya & Javed Bashir - Rona Chor Dia


Ali Zafar - Nahi Ray Nahi


Shafqat Amanat Ali - Kuch Ajab Khail


Noori - Keedar


Atif Aslam - Humain Kya Hua


Just how brilliant was that eh?! I can't wait for the next season to air!!
Check out: http://www.cokestudio.com.pk for more on this brilliant series!

So then...this was Episode 99!! Next up is the Big 100th Episode.
Like I promised you on twitter. The 100th show is going to be something special! I can't WAIT to get started on it!
I will have a guest host for the 100th show. An extremely talented man...my good friend...Luke Kenny! :)

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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