Pakistani singers to re-record National Anthem for 75th Independence Day
The talented singers from all across Pakistan gathered to re-record the National Anthem of Pakistan for the coming 75th Independence day.
On this Independence Day, the Government of Pakistan has decided to re-record the National Anthem in a more inclusive way which includes vocalists from diverse regional, cultural and ethnic backgrounds from all faiths and music genres.
The official Instagram account for the re-recording of the National Anthem of Pakistan shared a post stating, “Formed in July 2021 and mandated by the present Government, the Steering Committee has endeavoured to bring to Pakistan a re-recording of the original National Anthem that reflects updated inclusivity in sound, voice, and spirit, while ensuring the sanctity of the original words and composition”.
While sharing the history of the recording of the National Anthem the post further stated, “The original brilliant musical score was composed by Ahmed G.Chagla in 1949 and formally approved by Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan soon after. The beautiful inspiring words by the eminent poet Abdul Hafeez Jalandhari were written and formally approved in 1953-1954. The first official recording was conducted in 1954. This first version featured a limited number of voices and was recorded with the facilities available at that time. In the succeeding 70 years, however, there have been major developments in music technology as also in the emergence of diverse musical talent in the country”.
This year, the steering committee has decided to bring singers from all across the country and use the latest music technology to create a sound which will resonate with all Pakistanis.
“It is intended that the re-recording in 2022 becomes an occasion to bring together the rich diversity of the nation to express the unique national identity and solidarity of the people of Pakistan”, the announcement ends on the re-recording page of the National anthem with the hope that the new version will uplift the patriotism among Pakistanis.
The singers include Balochi hip-hop artist Abid Brohi, Punjabi folk singer Arif Lohar, Sindhi singer Taj Mastani, Sehar Gul Khan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sidra Kanwal from Gilgit Baltistan, Fakhir Mehmood from Karachi, seasoned musician Fariha Pervez, prominent Punjabi singer Bilal Saeed, RJ Jia Nauman from Islamabad, Zohaib Zaman from Azad Kashmir and many other talented voices.