‘Coke Studio Explorer’ starts off with ‘Pareek’
The leading singing platform in the country is back with a bang as Coke Studio Explorer, 2018 starts off with the release of its first song “Pareek” featuring a Kalash-based duo of friends, Ariana and Amrina.
Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi bring a very special story of two girls, Ariana and Amrina, from the snowcapped remote mountains of the Kalash Valley of Chitral District, located between the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Ariana and Amrina are a memorable duo with a song that will stay on repeat in your playlist!
Recorded inside a small wooden cabin in freezing temperatures, ‘Pareek’ marks their first commercial collaboration. The age-old folklore is a story of love, persuading the companion to ‘Pareek’, translating to ‘let’s go!”.
As Ariana and Amrina’s vocals ascend against the rolling percussion, the handclasp and a chorus of their own backing vocals, the electronic instrumentation follows the Kalasha melody. The idea was to infuse large electronic drums to create an urban anthem, giving the song an overpowering sense of grandeur.
The sense of excitement and passion for the art reflects in the flickering of Ariana and Amrina’s eyes, and innocence that is radiating and pure.
The team traveled to every nook and cranny across the country to feature the unexplored talent that exists in Pakistan in order to celebrate the diversity of music.
Zohaib and Ali also took to twitter about reaching Kalash and meeting Ariana and Amrina
In an interview to a local media outlet, Hamza said the authenticity and truthfulness of the expression is unique in the new season of Coke Studio. The producers elaborated their idea of exploration and authenticity in detail. They shed the lights on their journey of ‘exploration’.
What we’ve done through Explorer, what immediately one notices is the visual relief. For so many years you’ve seen production in a studio only and suddenly, we’ve gone to these places. We’ve visited Chitral, the mountains, the deserts; we’ve gone to the fields in villages.