Almost two decades after the qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was lost to the world, the chants of his classic Afreen are reverberating again. The torchbearer of his legacy, his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has given an equally mesmerising rendition of the melody in the latest edition of Coke Studio, along with Momina Mustehsan.
Purists can heave a sigh of relief as the original has only been embellished by RFAK’s soothing voice and brilliantly executed movements. Debutante Momina Mustehsan, best known to Indian audiences for her poignant Awari in Ek Villain, adds a fresh strain to the already flawless composition.
Watch out for Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s sublime vocals towards the crescendo!
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