KARACHI: We Pakistanis have a love for diverse music and art that cannot be measured. With the inception of shows like Coke Studio we also developed a taste for fusion and mixing different musical elements in our songs.
Speaking of music, the national anthem of Pakistan is a remarkably unique piece. The music, composed by Ahmad G Chagla in 1950, with Persian lyrics by Hafeez Jullundhri, has a mystery about it that rushes a sense of patriotism with every beat.
Over the passage of time our national anthem has been remixed into different genres and played with different instruments. Here are seven different compositions of the Pakistani national anthem that you cannot miss. Once you will listen to them you will get so hooked, you’ll play them ad infinitum!
1. Electronic Remix by Paul Van Dyk:
An electronic remix of our national anthem created quite a rage on the internet a few years ago. As the fever caught on, there was continued debate over whether it is a remix by Grammy nominated German DJ. Whether it is or not, it has been nothing but a huge success and has made people fall in love with the country’s anthem.
This dub step remix of the national anthem looks straight out of a Hollywood movie. The piece will give you goosebumps, and it’s outrageously addictive!
Strummed on the wooden lute this is the most endearing composition you will revel in.
With his fetching enthusiasm and touching humility, the young pianist Usman Anees played the national anthem using the most serene notes of the piano.
Flowing in the sweet sound of the flute, this melody was performed by a Lahore based flautist, Waqas Ali.
This composition starts on a very sweet smooth note and then transitions into some hardcore metal. Sounds like a track from those action packed video games!
This piece contains Persian lyrics of the national anthem. It will leave you engulfed in the spirit of patriotism.