Coke Studio Welcomes Indian Singer “Rabbi Shergill”

February 9, 2011

Rabbi Shergill to be featured in Coke Studio Season 4Indian Express, an Indian newspaper group claims that Indian singer “Rabbi Shergill” will be part of Pakistan’s biggest live music show, Coke Studio.

The highly successful Pakistani TV show will feature Rabbi Shergill, an Indian musician well known for his chart-topper song of 2005, “Bulla Ki Jaana” which was based on the poetry of 18th century Muslim Sufi mystic Baba Bulleh Shah. His music has been described as semi-Sufi semi-folksy kind of music with a lot of Western arrangements.

The newspaper claims,

“The singer (Rabbi) flew to Pakistan on Saturday for about a week for what would be the first Indo-Pak collaboration by Coke Studio. The bid to get Rabbi to be a part of the fourth season started late last year.”

“Shergill is believed to be planning to sing compositions of Bulleh Shah, the evergreen Sufi poet of the 17th century, Punjabi folk singer Yamla Jat (who has struck a chord by delving on the plight of the diaspora of Punjab), and poems of noted Punjabi poet and critic Dr Harbhajan Singh.”

It will be interesting to see Rabbi perform at Coke Studio as the show has an increasing number of Indian fans through the Web.

Another international band, JoSH which made an appearance in the second season of Coke Studio will make a come back in the fourth season of the TV show. Pakistani media blog, PakiUM claims that they (JoSH) announced their inclusion in the season 4 as well in a recent concert in Lahore.