I thought I had mentioned my love for Zeb and Haniya’s Laili Jaan during my earlier note on Coke Studio. But I hadn’t.
Anyway, today while watching the Behind the Scene video for the song, I decided to check the original by Ahmad Zahir, the Afghan Elvis. Quite liked it, even though it occasionally feels like an marriage orchestra band is playing the music.
BTW, this is the other song, that I love: the Baloch song, Laila O Laila by Rostam Mirlashari
I could have shared the Youtube link, but there are people arguing whether Sindhis are an ethenic group or not, bringing all the confusing that Indian and Pakistani commentators can bring. And no one needs to read that.
The Coke Studio site had the translation, but one of the really random things that they do when a new season starts is make it impossible to find stuff from the previous seasons.
BTW, IIRC Rohail Hyatt is leaving Coke Studio. Hope it doesn’t implode after he leaves.