Coke Studio Welcomes Kailash Kher
The Pakistani phenomenon, Coke Studio welcomes another Indian musician, Kailash Kher who is a household name in India, having successfully fused Indian folk music with pop. We have come to know this from two very reliable sources from inside the studio.
Produced by Rohail Hyatt, the show will feature both the band and the sufi musician as a part of the fourth season of Coke Studio. Kailash Kher will be the second Indian musician to be featured in this highly successful Pakistani TV show after Rabbi Shergill. This proves that artistes, regardless of their nationality, are for the people and by the people, and of the people. Musicians are musicians, it doesn’t matter whether they’re Indian, Pakistani or British. Pakistani musicians are getting their name and fame in India and now Pakistan’s government has allowed Indian musicians to come and perform here.
Kailash Kher’s folk sensibilities, combined with lyrics invoking Sufi mysticism and rock, has made him a huge hit across generations. He is basically known as a Sufi singer, and has a very earthy and raw voice, with a style greatly inspired by Sufism.
It would be interesting to see Kailash Kher performing with the House and Guest musicians of Coke Studio, as the show has an increasing number of Indian fans through the Web.