"The time is ripe for building relationships and Sufi music carries a universal message," says the singer
We all remember Nabil Shaukat Ali from his melodious song 'Bewajah' in Coke Studio. He was also the winner of the India vs Pakistan singing contest, Sur Kshetra in 2012, which made him famous overnight. Now, after almost a year of working out details, Ali is finally releasing a song from India called 'Bulleya', which will be his rendition of the famous Sufi saint Bulleh Shah’s kalaam.
He could have easily set off with an original song but the reason he is doing this rendition is quite special.
“I chose this particular Kalam because I want to give a message of peace which can’t be given merely through words. The time is ripe for building relationships and Sufi music carries a universal message. We thought we would start on a meaningful note with Bulleh Shah’s poetry,” he told The Express Tribune
Not afraid to experiment with his own music as he aims to make innovative pieces in the future, Ali added,
“When I first entered the industry and started doing OSTs, I used to sing all kinds of songs and that was challenging. It has taught me to be experimental with my music.”
Nabeel has sung and composed the song, while Adnan Kandhar has directed the video. Kandhar, who also worked with him on 'Kooch', has shot the video across various locations in Naran, Kaghan and Gilgit.
Nabeel has a number of concerts lined in America, Canada, Dubai, UK and India as well.