Coke Studio season 14 is over and the Pakistani spring from Abida Parveen


New Delhi: After a hiatus of more than a year, the fourteenth edition of the iconic music web series Coke Studio Pakistan premiered Friday on YouTube, and fans can’t get enough of veteran Sufi singer Abida Parveen and folk singer Naseebo Lal .

As part of the fourteenth edition, the first music video is “Tu Jhoom”, written by Adnan Dhool, composed and co-produced by Zulfiqar “Xulfi” Jabbar Khan. Parveen and Lal share vocal duties, while an array of instrumentalists contribute on synthesizer, bass, drums, tabla, acoustic guitar, Appalachian dulcimer and octapad.

While the track received near-universal praise on Pakistani social media, fans were also interested in a meeting between Parveen and Lal, when the Sufi singer arrived on set to film the clip.

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Abida Parveen-Naseebo Lal interaction

In a clip that has gone viral on Twitter, Lal and Parveen greet and kiss on set, seemingly showing immense respect for each other for their respective professions.

“Tu Jhoom is about humility and selflessness – and I’m impressed with how this interaction of Naseebo Laal and Abida Ji embodies the words of Tu Jhoom,” Twitter user Ghazi Taimoor pointed out. Taimoor had also interviewed Lal before filming and explained how Lal had made him “blush”.

“To be respectful you have to have a respectful heart,” another user said, praising Lal for showing respect to the more experienced Parveen vocalist. Journalist Nazrana Yousufzai tweeted: “Humility is sexy. It makes someone worthy of immense respect. I love Abida Parveen.

Another Twitter user said, “It’s respect, it’s class, it’s love and humanity..The heart suit On the set of Tu Jhoom, when living legend Abida Parveen arrived, how she gave love and respect to the great Nasebo Lal is superb..No words, two legends to one set. Shame on those who criticize her on #PSLAnthem”.

Coke Studio co-creator and former member of pop-rock group Vital Signs, Rohail Hyatt promoted the release of “Tu Jhoom” on Friday, expressing his excitement and handing over the creative torch for the series to producer Xulfi.

“So excited for Coke Studio Season 14 to launch today. This season is destined to become the start of a new era in CS history under Xulfi’s leadership. I wish Xulfi, the artists and brand team my best wishes for the launch Shuru karain…,” Hyatt tweeted.

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The successful return of Coke Studio

With a running time of approximately 6.5 minutes and representing the mix of styles that have defined the Coke Studio series, “Tu Jhoom” has so far garnered 1.2 million views on YouTube and is also available on streaming platforms. streaming like Spotify.

Overall reactions to the song and music video have also been mostly positive over the past 24 hours since the premiere.

“Coke Studio refreshes and takes off with vocal powers Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal in perfect sonic harmony. The implications of Tu Jhoom’s lyrics are very far-reaching and it’s a perfect start for #CokeStudio14,” said journalist Aamnai Saini.

“Listening to and watching #cokestudio14’s first song, I have nothing but love and appreciation for our music and musicians! Coke studio is our export to the world. Cherish it, own it in Pakistan,” said user Haroon Shahid.

User Sadia Ahmed tweeted: “What a start, what a beautiful duo! Abida Parveen and Naseebo Laal Two incredible singers! it was absolutely breathtaking”.

Any points of criticism or humor have been sparse and largely unrelated to the quality of the music itself, as users have focused on peripheral elements like the dance in the music video, long-term legacy from the series or the age -old Indian-Pakistani rivalry.


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