Renowned Pakistani singer and musician Ali Sethi has released a new original track, titled Yakjehti Mein, expressing solidarity with the Palestinians, who are currently suffering violence and injustice at the hands of Israeli occupation forces.
The Ranjish Hi Sahi famed singer shared his latest track on his YouTube channel. In the description, he wrote that, “this track was made for Radio Alhara and broadcast live from Bethlehem on May 25th — in solidarity with the people of Palestine.”
Sethi has incorporated words from two famous poems, ‘Hum Dekhenge’ and ‘Aaj Bazaar Mein’ by legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, with permission of the Faiz Foundation. The artwork for the video is by Somnath Bhatt.
Song Yakjehti Mein is a collaborative work with American composer Nicolas Jaar, in which Sethi has given his soulful voice along with electronic synths, to deliver a masterpiece with eye-opening poetry that strucks all the strings of the heart.
The singer has intelligently used silence, pauses and sounds of instruments to emphasize on the heart-hitting lyrics. He has dedicated the song to Palestine and called it “YAKJEHTI MEIN: a conversation between me and Nicolas Jaar about Veils, solidarity, and the poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. This wonderful art by dost. Plus music for Palestine.”
Listen to the heart-touching song here.