Raat Gaey – Zoe Viccaji, Coke Studio Season 6 Episode 3

Zoe Viccaji – Raat Gaey [ Download Audio ]


Zoe Viccaji


Raat Gaey

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Song Info



Set in today’s world, Zoe Viccaji addresses the everlasting existential nature of life through the voice of a woman in search of answers in the night. A song that is theatrical in tone and reminisces of a time where Noir met Jazz, Zoe had originally penned the lyrics down in English as the song was titled ‘Quarter to Three’. Upon her musical journey, Zoe feels this song was a tipping point for her, as it reflected a time where she herself was unsure of her path and found the night on the receiving end of her questions. Being of a universal theme, the song was later translated into Urdu to become ‘Raat Gaey’ and the song’s musical arrangement was further worked upon by Vladimir Nikolov from Macedonia, lending the essential deep Jazz elements that the song required, as performed by the musicians in Belgrade, Serbia. ‘Raat Gaey’ presents a pure jazz song sung in Urdu with an almost anachronistic feel as one imagines the song being sung onstage in what could be the 50’s or 60’s demonstrating that not only does a genre such as Jazz remain timeless but can also be boundless in its expression.

Performance Credits

Serbian House Band

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


Filip Bulatović

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

Backing Vocal

Rachel Viccaji

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Raat Gaey - Zoe Viccaji