There has been A LOT of talk about the new season of NESCAFÉ Basement. If you thought the teaser featuring pianists, violinists, percussionists, drummers, sitar and tabla artists, electronic and bass guitarists, saxophonist, dhol, ukulele and dambura player could prepare you for this, you were wrong. The first song is out and honestly, wow. I have no words.
The song, “Bol Hu” is an original by Souch the band. The song represents connotation of a prayer with the lyrics literally call out to the Higher Being.
Mun apne ki kariye, subki sunta ja
Tooti tooti sanson se larta ja
But the actual treat is an 8-year-old singing prodigy Hadiya Hashmi whose voice brought tears to my eyes.
I mean, LOOK AT THIS GIRL:
SHE’S CUTE AS A BUTTON
BUT ALSO, HER VOICE IS SO DAMN POWERFUL.
‘Kya hai tu, kyun hai tu, soch zara…’
I’m in absolute awe. And I’m crying.
But these are happy tears. Damn these ninjas cutting onions.
And Pakistanis are rightfully falling in love with this child prodigy:
People were in awe of her talent
And of course, lots of praise for Nescafe Basement that made all this possible:
The song also features Jamil Ayyan, a Dambura player from Quetta and one of the few artists striving to save this instrument from being long forgotten.
This post has been sponsored by NESCAFÉ Basement