Zeb Bangash’s soulful rendition of Iqbal’s ‘Shaheen o Mahi’ has gained folks over; there isn’t anybody who might have carried out the farsi poem to such perfection. It was, subsequently, with that foresight that on this Iqbal Day, Pakistan Air Power collaborated with the singer to provide the attractive tune as an inspirational tribute to our nationwide poet.
The undertaking was conceptualized by the Pakistan Air Power, media and PR wing because the motto for the PAF ‘Sehra ast me Darya ast Tahe Baal O Pare Mast,’ traces that originate from the identical poem.
“When Hasan Naeem from Bling Movement Photos reached out about this PAF undertaking, I used to be elated as a result of I had all the time needed to sing considered one of Iqbal’s Persian kalaams and I used to be honored that the Air Power had particularly requested for me,” shared Zeb in an unique chat with One thing Haute.
Initially, she thought the undertaking could be extra restrictive than different commissioned initiatives, nonetheless, when she met the group, she was impressed with their love and mastery over poetry and literature, notably Iqbal’s work, in each Urdu and Persian.
“Air Commodore Ahmer, who had conceptualized the undertaking, is the gifted orator who interprets the Persian poetry to Urdu and additional enriches the tune. While, Air Commodore Ali, a music aficionado, supplied precious suggestions all through the tune composition course of,” she revealed.
The tune has been superbly composed by Sarmad Ghafoor and talking of the collaboration, Zeb stated it was a terrific expertise altogether.
“Collectively, we labored to amplify the profundity of the message within the tune that unfolds the dialog between a child fish and a far-sighted eagle, while sustaining the simplicity of dialogue. After a lot experimentation, the way in which Sarmad amalgamated totally different concepts and sounds round this magical melody was really mind-blowing.”
Addressing Iqbal’s message, Zeb added that the poem is primarily focused on the youth, as Iqbal’s poetry usually is.
“It centres across the dialog between a far-sighted eagle and child fish, the place while the eagle soars to transcend the deserts and the seas, the fish can not see past the borders of its personal little world,” she revealed.
“By means of this parable, Iqbal urges the youth to step out of their consolation zone, and exit in numerous terrains, as an alternative of limiting their beliefs and horizons. Solely by means of true management and imaginative and prescient can they soar, and embrace the spirit of the far-sighted eagle,” Zeb defined.
The success of Shaheen o Mahi, in keeping with the singer, can really be attributed to the manufacturing being a extremely collaborative course of.
Directed by Hasan Naeem of Bling Studio Movement Photos, the music video was shot on the magnificent Pakistan Monument in Islamabad.
You may watch the tune right here: