‘Laal meri paat’ is one of those ‘Sufi Qalams’ that you can never get tired of no matter how many times you hear it. Over the years there have been a gazillion renditions, each bringing something new to the table. There was Junoon’s evergreen version that brought this little known Sufi Qalam to the mainstream. More recently you had Quratulain Baloch’s version, on Coke Studio, which opened to polarizing responses. However, it is not just Pakistanis that have a strong bond with this Qalam.
British singer Tanya Wells just did her own version of the song popular folk song “Lal Meri Pat” in Dubai
She was found singing in the streets with a flamenco guitarist playing in the background.
— Asma Ali Zain (@asmaalizain) December 12, 2017
Pakistanis have expressed nothing but love for this superb rendition
This is good stuff
— Waqar Ahsan (@lewaqarahsan) December 12, 2017
Really good ??
— Naheeda ?? (@n_naheeda) December 12, 2017
Hearing this Beautiful ladies.. I was literally tapping my feet, made my morning! ❤❤❤
— Sunny Dagar (@sdagar551) December 13, 2017
And it’s been going all around social media since yesterday
Damn fine stuff. Damn fine..! ??
— ABW (@ABWDXB) December 12, 2017
Mashallah this is beautiful ??
— PB (@PriyankaBhatia6) December 13, 2017
The guitar player also received appreciation for his amazing chops
Wow amazing ! I wish I can play the guitar
— Farah Hijazi (@FarahNaz2016) December 12, 2017
This is not the first time Tanya has tried her hand at Pakistani folk
Just last year she posted a video of herself covering Mehdi Hasan’s Gulon Mein Rang Bhare that was written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Her cover struck a major chord with both Pakistanis and international audience, rendering her a solid fan following. Unlike most foreigners trying their hand at Pakistani folk, Tanya manages to nail the local accent perfectly. Her pronunciation is even better than a lot of local acts indulging in this genre from time to time.
Among others, she has covered Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s ‘Man Kunto Maula‘ and Mehdi Hasan’s ‘Rafta Rafta Woh Meri Hasti‘
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Cover image via: tribune.com.pk