It has raised a wider question about how music plays a role in storytelling. There are no notable books that compile the parables of Khona, which serves as part of the inspiration for the Coke Studio Bangla song. Meghdol's intention with Bonobibi was to identify and highlight women centric discourses that have been passed down for generations through oral traditions of storytelling. Other prominent poems-turned-songs from the region include Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa by Muhammad Iqbal, which have been sung not only by the above-mentioned qawwals, but also in Coke Studio Pakistan. As Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammad's raw vocals merge into Natasha Baig's Sufi rock music in Coke Studio Pakistan's adaptation of the poems, one cannot help but be in awe of the fusion created.
Source: The Star March 18, 2023 07:18 UTC