After a not so successful season of Coke Studio, season 5 of Nescafe Basement felt like a breath of fresh air. The mixture of traditional and contemporary tunes, the melodious voices of incredibly talented musicians and singers was exactly what the music lovers wanted. This year, the producer, Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan ‘Xulfi’ introduced many new singers and musicians. He also experimented by introducing the youngest band of Pakistan which consists of all kids under the age of 14. People showered them with praises and appreciations. Another great discovery of this season is Hadia Hashmi who has also been compared with the legendary, Abida Parveen.
In the latest episode of Nescafe Basement, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s famous song, Piya Re, was recreated. While the original song is timeless and evergreen, the new version is close to perfection. The song is performed by Jahangir Niazi who has a soul-touching voice. The re-imagination of this melodious song is a whole new experience for music lovers. The mixture of modern and traditional instruments has given a new meaning to Piya Re. While the lyrics are magical and enchanting, the singer did full justice in delivering the true meaning of the song. All in all, this version of Piya Re is going to be remembered for a long time. Xulfi and his team has done a great job.
Since the beginning of this season of Nescafe Basement, people are hooked and cannot stop praising the creators of the show.
So far, the musicians and singers has been successful in creating extraordinary music. We cannot wait to see what they will come up with their next episode.