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If I were to fly

I would fly to a place far away

Where I won’t be caged

Into relationships

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Valley of Fairies-Kalash, Pakistan

The Kalash-based duo of friends, Ariana and Amrina have been exposed to music and folk lore as part of their culture and tradition, since birth. Recorded inside a small wooden cabin in freezing temperatures, ‘Pareek’ marks their first commercial collaboration, whilst transporting the listener to the snowcapped mountains of the Bamburet Valley. The age old folk lore is a story of love, persuading the companion to ‘Pareek’, translating to ‘let’s go!” As Ariana and Amrina’s vocals ascend against the rolling percussions, the handclaps and a chorus of their own backing vocals, the electronic instrumentation follows the Kalasha melody. The idea was to infuse large electronic drums to create an urban anthem, giving the song an over powering sense of grandeur.

چلو چلو
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

چلو چلو
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

چلو چلو
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

چلو چلو
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

آ دوست اب چلیں
O may ruruk parik e may ruruk
O companion of mine, let us go

شاواری سے چلیں، دوریکا سے چلیں
Aze tu parik e durikal o ik ey
Let us go from Shawara, let us move through Dureeka

دوریکا سے نہیں تو مسقط سے ہی چلیں
Durikaw pe ne o maskor aw o ik ey
If not through Dureeka, we will move through Masqat

ایک سونے کا تخت سجائیں تمہارے لئے
Tay hata a som sazem e sohorum sohorum khursi ey
A throne of gold, we’ll ornate for you

اور عمر بھرتمہیں دیکھتے رہیں
Tay tara nisay o ao dang jagem
Let me stare at you, sitting there forever

اور عمر بھرتمہیں دیکھتے رہیں
Tay tara nisay o ao dang jagem
Let me stare at you, sitting there forever

چلو چلیں
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

چلو چلیں
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

آ دوست اب چلیں
O may ruruk parik e may ruruk
O companion of mine, let us go

شاواری سے چلیں، دوریکا سے چلیں
Shawara parik e durikal o ik ey
Let us go from Shawara, let us move through Dureeka

دوریکا سے نہیں تو مسقط سے ہی چلیں
Durikaw pe ne o maskor aw o ik ey
If not through Dureeka, we will move through Masqat

ایک سونے کا تخت سجائیں تمہارے لئے
Tay hata a som sazem e sohorum sohorum khursi ey
A throne of gold, we’ll ornate for you

اور عمر بھرتمہیں دیکھتے رہیں
Tay tara nisay o ao dang jagem
Let me stare at you, sitting there forever

اور عمر بھرتمہیں دیکھتے رہیں
Tay tara nisay o ao dang jagem
Let me stare at you, sitting there forever

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آو چلیں
Plene Paha
Let’s leave

آ دوست اب چلیں
O may ruruk parik e may ruruk
O companion of mine, let us go

شاواری سے چلیں، دوریکا سے چلیں
Shawara parik e durikal o ik ey
Let us go from Shawara, let us move through Dureeka

ایران کے گلستاں تجھے سلام بھیجتے ہیں
Iran ay ghamburi salam karin day o
The orchards of Iran send their greetings to you

یوں میرے زخم پھر سے کھل جاتے ہیں
May zakhmi hardi o taza karin day
And my wounds are now fresh again

یوں میرے زخم پھر سے کھل جاتے ہیں
May zakhmi hardi o taza karin day
And my wounds are now fresh again

آ دوست اب چلیں
O may ruruk parik e may ruruk
O companion of mine, let us go

شاواری سے چلیں، دوریکا سے چلیں
Shawara parik e durikal o ik ey
Let us go from Shawara, let us move through Dureeka

دوریکا سے نہیں تو مسقط سے ہی چلیں
Durikaw pe ne o maskor aw o ik ey
If not through Dureeka, we will move through Masqat

ایک سونے کا تخت سجائیں تمہارے لئے
Tay hata a som sazem e sohorum sohorum khursi ey
A throne of gold, we’ll ornate for you

اور عمر بھرتمہیں دیکھتے رہیں
Tay tara nisay o ao dang jagem
Let me stare at you, sitting there forever

اور عمر بھرتمہیں دیکھتے رہیں
Tay tara nisay o ao dang jagem
Let me stare at you, sitting there forever

چلو چلو
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

چلو چلو
Pareek Pareek
Let’s go! Let’s go!

آ دوست اب چلیں
O may ruruk parik e may ruruk
O companion of mine, let us go

شاواری سے چلیں، دوریکا سے چلیں
Shawara parik e durikal o ik ey
Let us go from Shawara, let us move through Dureeka

دوریکا سے نہیں تو مسقط سے ہی چلیں
Durikaw pe ne o maskor aw o ik ey
If not through Dureeka, we will move through Masqat

Original Source: Coke Studio Explorer 

Under the Blue Sky!

Inspite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the suffering of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquillity will return again.

Anne Frank

Help Syria!

I can not help them because the only help they need right now is rescue. I am ashamed to ask people to donate as if unconsciously I have accepted that they don’t have any way out now. It’s like giving them some more time so that they don’t die of hunger before the shelling starts again.

Just want to say that it could be us!

Help yourself.

Help.