Acclaimed singer Zeb Bangash has lent her vocals for various Pakistani as well as across the border songs over the years. Whether it was Naache Re from Pakistani film Parwaaz Hai Junoon or Haminastu from Bollywood film Fitoor, the singer-songwriter has garnered global appreciation for her melodious voice. Now, she has launched a new series titled Verha Sessions which will feature the singer along with other talented musicians.
Zeb started her singing career with cousin Haniya, their musical group which helmed from Kohat was active from 2004 to 2014. The duo has sung popular tracks namely; Coke Studio’s Bibi Sanam Janem and Paimona to name but a few.
Marking the return of her solo singing, Verha Sessions will feature tracks which will be a true depiction of Punjab’s vibrant and soulful culture, in collaboration with musicians with whom Zeb has formed a long association over the course of her musical career. The first track of the series is titled Lajpaal Ali which is a devotional poem penned for Hazrat Ali (R.A). Instruments ranging from guitar, rubab, dhol and more are heard and seen being used in creating the music.
Recollecting her memory about the poem she wrote on Instagram, “This intimate poem and tune was introduced to me a year back and stayed deep in my heart since.”
Even though Zeb has continued to sing for commercial projects, this live Punjabi musical series will mark her return to solo singing after a long hiatus. Produced by Saad Sultan and directed by Humza Yousaf, a new song will be released each week and we cannot wait to listen to more music from these sessions.
Listen to the first track:
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Vehra to me is the courtyard where connections happens; laughter, tears and bonding through conversations and music. With that context I come to you with a collection of songs from vibrant and soulful Punjab. The community of musicians that I have had years of fond association and music making with make up my band. In a series of weekly releases we start the session with a familiar devotional poem filled with love for Hazrat Ali RZT. This intimate poem and tune was introduced to me a year back and has stayed deep in my heart since. So here it is live from our Vehra. Produced by Saad Sultan. Dholak: Fazal Abbas Chabba Guitar: Saad Sultan Banjo: Amir Azhar Harmonium: Shahzad Ali Bass: Aamir Aly Music produced by : Saad Sultan Direction: Humza Yousaf Asst Director: Rohail Ozair Wardrobe/Art Direction/Styling : Salmoon John Daniel & Team Hair & Makeup : Toni&Guy North Pakistan Post Production : Waqar Akbar Production : Filmbug Productions #ZebBangash #zebunnisabangash #VehraSessions #LajpalAli #humzayousaf