Aamir Zaki stands among the greatest guitarist Pakistani Music industry has ever produced. Aamir after facing so many ups and downs in his career is back in the spotlight. Just when we thought we had seen the last of him, he has appeared and begun working on different projects. His upcoming project includes some top names in Pakistan‘s Music industry- such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Aamir posted on his Facebook page,”Just recorded Akailay na Jana with Rahet Fateh Ali.” Apart from just a title, not much of the detail are revealed yet. Aamir has previously worked with some legendary names like Alamgir too. During his association with Alamgir, Zaki played on two of Alamgir’s albums whose names he doesn’t remember now, but he does remember playing guitar on the songs “Keh De Na” and “Albela Rahi”.
After Alamgir, Zaki formed three rock groups in quick succession: “The Barbarians”, “Axe Attack” and then “Scratch”. Axe Attack was the only band that made an album called “The Bomb” whose title track was about the Bohri Bazaar bomb blast. It was the first English album recorded in Pakistan and perhaps for that reason, all music companies refused to release it.
However, some years later, the rhythm guitarist, Nadeem Ishtiaq took it to Australia where some songs somehow made it to the radio. Back in Pakistan, the album lay forgotten and the frustrated band disbanded and Zaki was once again on his own.
Anyhow, we wish him luck for his new worth waiting track and also hope to see him in the coming season of Coke Studio.
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