Published On: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016

‘Amjad Sabri made us cry with his grand sonorous voice at Coke Studio’: Strings

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KARACHI: Strings, an internationally acclaimed Pakistani pop band, recalled memories with South Asia’s one of the best Sufi singer Amjad Sabri, who was gunned down just 25 days after he recorded a song together with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Coke Studio.

“We met Amjad Sabri last year for the first time when we called him over to see and approve Tajdar-e -Haram. Five minutes into our meeting we were talking to him as if we were age old buddies,” Strings wrote on its verified Facebook account.

“Soon after the viewing, on his way out he couldn’t resist the stationary pool table lying in our studio lounge. He played like a champ and crushed everyone he played with,” it added.

The pop band said that this year they called him to share the idea of a possible collaboration with another maestro Rahat Fatah Ali Khan. “He (Sabri) very graciously accepted it.”

“We knew when these two giants are sitting on a platform only thing you can expect is magic. On the recording day after a small briefing session we skipped the rehearsal and went straight into recording.

“Amjad Sabri started singing in his grand sonorous voice and blew everyone away. We all cried that night. These two masters took us to a very different journey, a journey we can never forget,” Strings said.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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