After stops in the Kalash Valley in Chitral and Dewaan Lal Chand, Sindh, Coke Studio Explorer takes us deep into Balochistan to the city of Sohbatpur to offer us a glimpse of the little known art of ‘nar sur’ throat singing.
Performers of nar sur sing and play the flute at the same time — which is music that modern recording technology isn’t even capable of capturing with full integrity, according to Coke Studio co-producer Zohaib Kazi.
In the third episode titled ‘Naseebaya’, we hear Manyal sing a song of his ancestors, which is blended with some very cool electronica sounds. You’ll wish the song didn’t end so soon.
Listen to the track here: