After Atif Aslam slew with the opening performance of ‘Wohi Khuda Hai’ for Coke Studio season 12 here comes another biggie! Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performs ‘Dam Mastam’, a track that celebrates Shahbaz Qalandar’s love for Maula Ali, for the first episode of season 12.
Last year saw the legacy of Coke Studio going downhill and as many fans and critics drew distant from the decade-old music show, the makers got a hang of their better judgment. And as predicted, the return of Coke Studio’s mastermind Rohail Hyatt who is considered to be the essence of giving birth to one of the most popular music shows in the country, brings the magic back.
Dam Mastam is composed in Raag Bhimpalasi, the song uses the metaphor of being a mast, a state of forgetting one’s self in love of the Divine. And the music maestro hits all the high notes with this opening track‘Dam Mastam’.
“As long as a spiritual artist respects their craft, peace prevails. It is wonderful when a singer has a noble cause, when they are spreading a message of love, peace, and brotherhood as presented by our saints, without the greed of money or the world. This is the real purpose of qawwali”, said Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
The episode 1 will also feature Zoe Viccaji, Shahab Hussain and the Barkat Jamal Fakir Troupe.