Remember Afreen Afreen? I am not talking about that crap song from Himesh Reshammiya, am saying about Legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan classic song “Afreen Afreen.”
We all had listened to that iconic song multiple times and went lost in the pure and melodious vocal of Nusrat Sahab. Once we all have this song in our playlist, and many of us still having it (i am one of them).
Now his Nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (no need of introduction) with debutante Momina Mustesahn, brought us back the memory of that 90s song and trust me it deserves to be in loop mode of your music library.
Pakistan’s Coke Studio Season 9 has recreated that classic song with music director Faakhir Mehmood and director strings.
Rahat is always known for his Alaap and the Sufi persona he creates, and while listening to this song, you will be lost in the musical atmosphere.
The Beautiful and elegant setup of the stage, no loud instruments, talented chorus and the expressions of the duo are the additional elements which make this effort a Perfect one. In the lyrical part, there is few addition lyrics added which has been done by F.K.Khalish.
Momina, female singer of the song, blows your mind with her calm poise and confident voice. Personally, I like her expression throughout the song whether she is singing or not.
Few Magical moments are there which is phenomenal, but I would like to mention two moments one is when both singers chant the words “Afreen Afreen” and another one is last 40 seconds just because of that Alaap which easily give Goosebumps to any music lover.
I have one issue regarding this edition, they have excluded the most beautiful verse of the song. These lines are missing in this:
Ankhen Dekhi To Main Dekhtaa Rah Gaya, Jaam Do Aur Donon Hi Do Aatishah.
Ankhen Ya Maikade Ke Do Baab Hain, Ankhen Inko Kahoon Ya Kahoon Khawab Hain.
Ankhen Nichee Hui To Haya Ban Gayi, Ankheen Oonchi Hui To Dua Ban Gayi.
Ankhen Uth Kar Jhuki Too Ada Ban Gayi, Ankhen Jhuk Kar Uthi To Qada Ban Gayi.
Ankhen Jin Me Hain Asmaan O Zameen, Nargisii Nargisii Surmayii Surmayi.
This is a Treat for Rahat Sir’s fans. Please listen to it and also watch the video of the same.
Check out full song:
If you want to listen to old version then watch here:
Comment what do you think about the song? Post your views in the comment section.
Hi, This is Ajay Pandey. I am a Blogger, Tech Geek, Crypto-Investor, an Entrepreneur and an Intellectual Person. Technology is my passion and am trying to deliver my knowledge to this field. In Academics, I have Done Engineering and MBA (Marketing).