Charkha Nolakha is a qawwali popularized by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and performed by Qayaas in collaboration with Atif Aslam.
Ghafoor – a guitarist and producer for Qayaas and a sessions players
for Atif Aslam – contacted Aslam and asked him if he was interested in
doing a collaboration with the band.
Initially the band fused a
song from their album called Charkha – a separate song from Charkha
Nolakha – with Charkha Nolakha and a third song called Kashmir. They
sent this version of the song to Rohail Hyatt who said that the lyrical
content of the two Charkha’s made them incompatible. So the artists
decided to re-work the song as a cover of Charkha Nolakha, giving the
sufi poetry a taste of rock.
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