Neer Bharan – Zara Madani, Coke Studio Season 6 Episode 3

Zara Madani – Neer Bharan [ Download Audio ]


Zara Madani


Muazzam Ali Khan


Neer Bharan

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Song Info



Finding the union of eastern classical inspiration and deep, encompassing electronic vibes is Zara Madani’s ‘Neer Bharan’. The song is the product of an experiment that took the pattern of an electronic track and placed the layers of an age old classically based bandish within the fold to create a story that’s almost cinematic. With the elements of Teen Taal, the song finds its driving inspiration in the nighttime raag Baageshri stirring up a feeling of dark, delicate longing. The song in its carnal nature is a whirlwind of female sensuality and haunting temptation. The wordings derive from folklore of the subcontinent painting the moment of yearning set against the backdrop of the night’s enchantment. As the lyrics flow, the song’s progression is almost prowling in its search for the song’s object of obsession – the alluring peeve Nand Laal – a character thematically portrayed in the vocals of Muazzam Ali Khan towards the song’s resolution. A song that has an almost theatrical feel in its tale, the Eastern chant like rhythm is brought to life with the constant electronic groove by the Serbian house band and the percussive elements of the Dhol while the String Orchestra encircles the storm layering the depths of human angst in the face of Separation.

Performance Credits

Serbian House Band

Goran Antovic | Piano, Keyboards
Branko Trijic | Guitar
Dejan Antovic | Bass, Electric Upright
Jovan Satric | Drums


Kaw Dialy Madi Sissoko


Babar Ali Khanna

Slide Guitar

Rohail Hyatt

String Orchestra

I Violins
Tijana Milosević
Mirjana Nešković
Ksenija Milošević
Jelena Dimitrijević

II Violins
Selena Jakovljević
Jelena Dragnić
Tamara Zivković

Ivana Uzelac
Aleksandra Damjanović


Julijana Marković
Uroš Zikić

Acoustic Upright

Srdjan Djordjević

Brass Section

Miloš Nikolić – Trumpet
Aleksandar Petković – Alto Sax
Nikola Demonja – Tenor Sax
Mladen Lukić – Trombone
Bojan Vukelić – Baritone Sax

Dhol Group

Babar Ali Khanna
Zeeshan Haider
Irfan Ali
Salman Javed

Backing Vocal

Rachel Viccaji
Zoe Viccaji

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Neer Bharan - Zara Madani