FINALLY! The day has come! the day we are waiting for! “Ajj Rang Hai” has released by Coke Studio, in which we will witness last performance of Late Amjad Sabri performing alongside music maestro Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
As announced earlier, It was scheduled to do a Qawalli “Aj Rang Hai” with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Season 9 of Coke Studio was very enticing as they invited many eminent Music Producers of Pakistan at one place. Who have given super hits songs such as “Aqaa”, “Ajj Rang Hai”, “Dil Ruba Na Razi”, “Khaaki Banda” etc.
He was never featured on Coke Studio before, so this was his debut at Coke Studio season 9. According to Strings (Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia), who are the executive music producers at Coke Studio has said, “We tried to come up with something new, although Tajdar-e-Haram was already performed by Atif Aslam previous year on Coke Studio’s season 8. So, we have “Ajj Rang Hai” to these two music maestros”
During recording, He said, “It was 40 years back when My father (Ghulam Farid Sabri) read this Kalam at a dargah in Karachi with Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. And now 40 years later, the history is repeating again, and unfortunately, we do not have Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan but Fortunately we have Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.”
Before the release of this season of Coke Studio, he was martyred by some unknown people during the month of Ramadan. His demise came as a shock to the Pakistani nation. He might have gone from this world, but his Kalaams will always live and will always cherish our souls.