[dropcap]I[/dropcap]SLAMABAD – Internationally acclaimed show Nescafe Basement released the fourth episode of the current season over the weekend, which featured global legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s iconic qawwali Gorakh Dhanda.
Based on the Sufi verse Tum Ek Gorakh Dhanda Ho by lyricist Naz Khialvi, the qawwali was sung by Nurat Fateh Ali Khan and went on to become one of his most popular works to date.
Nescafe Basement approached the qawwali in a very contemporary manner, adding a noticeable modern flavor to the track. The song features Asfar Hussain and Zaryab Sultan on vocals, Bilawal Lahooti on drums, Sherry and Hasan on guitars, Haroon on acoustic guitar, Sharoon on violin and Arsalan on keyboards.
The highlights of this version are definitely Zain Ali’s alaap and Xulfi being featured himself on bass.
Gorak Dhanda, NESCAFE Basement Season 4, Episode 4Channeling the culture of qawalli, tonight the crew at #nescafebasement4 brings you the mesmerizing ” Gorak Dhanda”Music Produced by : XulfiTo download the track: (http://bit.ly/1UoKHNS)
Posted by NESCAFÉ on Saturday, March 12, 2016
What Is NasCafe Basement?
Nescafé Basement is a Pakistani music television series which features live studio-recorded music performances by underground artists. The show is produced by NESCAFÉ. The Artists are recruited and mentored by Xulfi, who is also the music producer of the show.