In its fifth and final episode for 2010, Coke Studio’s annual voyage concluded with the spirit of ‘Realisation’. Coke Studio’s third edition revolved around the intricacies of inspiration, creation and evolution, and the process of discovery as the elements of reason, will and resolve came together to culminate in the realization of dreams and goals. The last episode ‘Realisation’ was an acknowledgment of this process.
The episode featured five distinct tracks, ranging from profoundly Sufic to movingly patriotic. Tina Sani’s rendition of ‘Nawai Ney’, derived from Maulana Rumi’s ‘Masnavi’ was an outclass performance in which She was accompanied by flautist Baqir Abbas, who returned to the sets of Coke Studio and brought the analogy to life with his soothing flute play. ‘Realisation’ also featured Amanat Ali with his unique performance of the patriotic anthem ‘Ae Wattan Kay Sajeelay Jawanon’, a tribute to the legendary Madam Noor Jehan. Rizwan and Muazzam with their qawwal delivered another exhilarating Sufi number ‘Jana Jogi Dey Naal’, originally penned by mystic Baba Bulleh Shah.
For her third performance at Coke Studio, Sufi singer Sanam Marvi rendered a Sachal Sarmast work, ‘Manzil-e-Sufi’. Brilliantly unique, this improvisational track stood out not only for rhythm and melody but the incorporation of various modern influences. Abida Parveen’s indomitable presence and inimitable style was showcased a final time in this season of Coke Studio with ‘Soz-e-Ishq’. With her soulful strains, Parveen took us into the depths of Sufism and evoked passion, love and spirituality. Coke Studio also brought a special messages by artists featured in Coke Studio 2010 for Pakistan’s 63rd birthday, a message to celebrate unity faith and discipline.
‘Realisation was’ aired on Sunday, 01 August 2010 at 10:00 PM on television channels, radio stations and online, across Pakistan, with three repeats shows! With the fifth episode, Coke Studio’s bi-weekly journey concluded for this year.