You can't touch music but music touches you like nothing else can.
And when we talk about music closer home, Coke Studio is one of the first things that comes to mind. Starting with the idea of bringing different artists together on one platform to create music over a bottle of Coke, Coke Studio has now become synonymous with good music.
With its soulful renditions, the show has been successful in engaging both the national and international audience like never before. Today, it has television series in India, Pakistan, Africa, Middle East and North Africa. But what we love most about it are the collaborations between artists from India and Pakistan.
Coke studio has been a boundary-blending factor that mixes different genres of music and unites us with our friends across the border.
As an ardent fan of Coke Studio, we've compiled a humble list of some of our most favourite masterpieces from Coke Studio India and Pakistan that you wouldn't want to miss:
We all know Vishal Dadlani for the terrific music composer that he is but who knew he could charm us with his soulful voice as well? This song talks about the ultimate almighty being the Madari, the one who controls every situation in our life and we humans just play along with it.
What happens when you blend in Bhanvari Devi’s classical Rajasthani vocals with Hard Kaur’s powerful rapping skills? This! The song celebrates rebellion, sense of belonging and freedom, and we totally love it.
Celebrating fearlessness and a bold, carefree attitude, this song brings together two very powerful voices - Jyoti Nooran from the popular Nooran sister duo and Harshdeep Kaur. Their act together makes for a very interesting jugalbandi.
This song hits my anxiety chords right on point. Jasmine beautifully sings the composition which talks about the chaos in the mind of a lover who has experienced a broken heart. A heartening rendition for everyone who has had their heart broken.
After listening to this song, you'll want to ask, "Is there anything that this man can't do?" Written and composed by Piyush Mishra 15 years before this song actually featured on Coke Studio, it talks about the tumult and upheaval experienced by two lovers, as well as India and Pakistan after the partition.
6. Zariya by A. R. Rahman, Farah Siraj, Ani Choying Drolma
Along with traditional Buddhist hymn and Jordanian melody, A.R. Rahman adds his magic to Zariya. The song runs around the theme of complete happiness, compassion and motherhood and is sure to give you an unforgettable experience.
This has been a popular Sufi number since ages and compares love to the worship of the almighty. Add to that, the magic recreated by Wadali Brothers on stage and you're sure to get goosebumps.
Sachin Jigar and his daughter have created magic in this song depicting a heart to heart father-daughter conversation. Rekha Bhardwaj adds an inevitable charm to this piece.
Amit Trivedi’s melodies and Tanvi Shah’s voice have managed to build a melodic masterpiece from the original danceable rhythm.