KARACHI: Salman Ahmed, guitarist of rock band Junoon, revealed the background of Coke Studio’s rendition of his song Ghoom Taana.
Salman Ahmed told Samaa that he discovered four 4 school going teenagers with confidence, style and talent.
He stated, “”Ayesha , Eman, Sajar & Simal were at a singing competition where I was a judge in January. I picked them out of 25 participants . Then I convinced Bilal & Faisal to give them a chance.”
The Junoon member stated that vocalist Momina Mustehsan, who sang Ghoom Tana with him in New York at the age of 18 years, also wanted to join these young girls to show another more hopeful, youthful exuberant side of Pakistan.”
The guitarist stated that he changed the old sound of the song to add a cinematic feel & the 20 piece support band rocked it.
He added that Pakistan is brimming with diverse talent, both male & female.
“We just need to give them a platform of arts & culture. They will succeed & show the world that Pakistan is a beautiful & rich country,” Ahmed said.