Pakistani music is a diverse and rich blend of various genres and styles, influenced by the country’s history, culture, and geography. Pakistan’s folk music scene reflects its multicultural and multilingual society, with regional variations in music styles and instruments.
Pakistani folk music is regionally diverse, with distinct styles in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, the beauty of our folk culture and music lies in compositions that bring the style and aura of multiple languages in one melody.
Washmallay by Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig does just that and much more. The song makes you groove to its catchy beat, while also leaving you stunned with the vocals on offer.
Youth icons Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig, who have given several hits to the music industry including Coke Studio’s Baazi and Dholaa are back with yet another dynamic collaboration in ‘Washmallay’
The music video has a refreshing touch to it as the song is composed in three popular regional languages of Pakistan. Written by Imran Raza, Washmallay serves a beautiful blend of Punjabi and Balochi along with heart touching Urdu phrases to it.
Aima Baig and Sahir Ali Bagga Deliver Another Hit
The duo Of Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig has gained huge popularity previously with their songs on different platforms including Coke Studio.
Their collaboration on “Baazi” showcased their ability to blend different musical styles and create a unique sound that resonates with audiences in Pakistan and beyond. The song was a commercial success and earned critical acclaim for their powerful vocals and impressive composition.
Refreshing Wave of Change
It is very refreshing to see mainstream Urdu artists creating impactful content in regional languages. The masses have always applauded regional songs with Hadiqa Kiani’s Manne Di Mauj the first to come to mind. Off late, Ali Zafar has produced songs in regional languages that people adored much including “Allay” and “Larsha Pekhawar”.
It is true that art can often transcend language barriers and communicate emotions and ideas through visual or auditory mediums; it is also true that the interpretation and understanding of art can be influenced by cultural, linguistic, and historical context.
Pakistanis are loving the blend of three languages in Washmallay, and we at Galaxy are all for the accurate representation of culture through art pieces.