Shamaan Pai Gaiyaan by Rachel Viccaji & Kashif Ali (Ep 5, Coke Studio 9)
In it’s opening bars ‘Shamaan Pai Gaiyaan by Rachel Viccaji & Kashif Ali / Kee Dam Da Bharosa’ – a duet featuring Kashif Ali and Rachel Viccaji – might trick you into believing that its simply going to be more of the same. Starting with Kashif’s low key vocals over tiptoeing piano, the first track originally sung by Naseebo Lal is structured by music director Shiraz Uppal in a way that keeps the quiet, unplugged moments interesting.
Previously Shared: Jhalliya by Javed Bashir, Masooma Anwar & Shahzad Nawaz, Ep 5, CS 9
Half way through the track, Rachel enters with those rich soulful vocal tones set against the high-energy double tempo highlights in the instrumentation featuring a slick bass solo by Amir Azhar. Ironically, the same Amir Azhar played mandolin for the original track, sung by Madam Noor Jehan in 1996 – the last time she sang for a film.
Track: Shamaan Pai Gaiyaan/Kee Dam Da Bharosa
Singers: Rachel Viccaji & Kashif Ali
Music: Shiraz Uppal
Season: Coke Studio 9