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10 Aug

Haroon’s remake of ‘Dil Say Pakistan’ has won us over

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There is nothing like a good old patriotic song to get your spirits high and begin the Independence Day celebrations. And, since this year marks 70 years of Pakistan,  it seems that it’s not just the people who feel nostalgic, but our musicians too! Giving lots of artists the perfect opportunity to bring forth some high-quality material, there seems to be a healthy amount of competition going around as to who can come up with the best rendition of a classic and for now, we think Haroon Rashid may be a winner.

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Yesterday, the singer released a revamped version of his famous song ‘Dil Say Pakistan’, in collaboration with artists Javed Bashir and Farhan Bogra, along with social activist Muniba Mazari. With songs like Dil say, which have been around for years and become a part of our national identity, a remake is a tricky feat. But, Haroon knew what he was doing and the song stays true to its real version, adding in the strong prowess that is Javed Bashir’s voice, along with Muniba Mazari’s soulful vocals. The addition of the rubab and tabla take the beat up a notch, making the song a prepped up rendition of Haroon’s classic, and any other major changes would not have worked as well as this did.

The visuals too, are bright and uplifting, and the addition of Akif Aleem in the video, who is a survivor of the APS Peshawar attack, sends forth the right message: we are a resilient nation.  The video celebrates Pakistan perfectly and shows our achievements throughout the years with the inclusion of clips of Edhi Sahab, Sharmeen Obaid, Malala Yousufzai and many other national heroes. It has certainly put us in the patriotic spirit!

Watch it here and tell us what you think.

Dil Say Pakistan – Official Music Video featuring Haroon, Muni…

Hi EveryoneI am very excited to announce the launch of my new song Dil Say Pakistan to celebrate 70 years of independence. Featuring Muniba Mazari, Javed Bashir, Farhan Bogra and other stars. Hope you enjoy it.You can download the song free at Taazi.comPress Release:PAKISTANI ARTISTS COLLABORATE FOR LAUNCH OF DIL SAY PAKISTAN SONG AND MUSIC VIDEOHAROON Celebrating 70 years of independence, Pakistani artists have released the music video for the song Dil Say Pakistan. This one of a kind music video features multiple celebrities as never before in a Pakistani national song. The star studded lineup includes Pakistani singer Haroon (ex-Awaz band), social activist and artist Muniba Mazari, classical singer Javed Bashir and rubab virtuoso Farhan Bogra (Khumariyaan)The music video seeks to inspire the youth by highlighting and paying tribute to Pakistani heroes and role models as well as stunning vistas of Pakistan. Talking about the song further, Haroon said, “With this music video we aim to bring forth all the good that our country has to offer and we want to inspire and motivate the youth. I am incredibly honored to work with all the other artists in this song, without them this would not have been possible.”The music video was shot in Islamabad and was directed by Shariq Khan. The video features Aakif Azeem who is a survivor of the Army Public School Peshawar in a lead role. The music video takes place at a festival where the artists are performing. Aakif brings along a hero box with a view finder and encourages the youth to look into the hero box and find inspiration by viewing various Pakistani role models, heroes and beautiful landscapes and monuments of Pakistan. The video also celebrates the diversity of the many faces of the people of Pakistan from various backgrounds.The song is available for download free at Taazi.com, Pakistan’s number one legal music app.ABOUT ARTISTSHAROONEx lead singer of Awaz (Ay Jawan, Mr. Fraudiay) Haroon has had a successful solo career including hits such as Mahbooba, Dil Se, Yara, Mehndi Ki Khushboo, and others. He has sold millions of albums and has performed at large venues all over Pakistan and world wide. His music videos and live performances have always been considered ground breaking. He is also the creator and director of multi-award winning Burka Avenger animated TV series.JAVED BASHIRJaved is a giant talent and is considered one of the foremost eastern classical singers of South Asia. He is regularly featured on Coke Studio. He has also found huge success in Bollywood with his playback singing on songs for movies Cocktail, Bhaag Milka Bhaag, Kahani, Rush Bombay Talkies and many others.MUNIBA MAZARIMuniba is a national ambassador for UN Women. She was one of two Pakistani women named in BBC’s 100 most inspirational women. She is an inspiration to millions of Pakistanis. She is a talented painter, TV host, social activist and singer. She is also a motivational speaker who is invited to speak regularly all over the word.FARHAN BOGRAFarhan is the lead member of Khumariyan which is a popular fusion instrumental group. He is one of the foremost Rubab players in Pakistan and mixes traditional eastern music with western sounds to create captivating songs.

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Mariam Tahir

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute, plus a fashion student who loves reading, traveling, eating and sleeping but manages to find time in between to write.