There may have been more popular and skilled singers but no one came close to being as influential as Saieen Zahoor in the world of folk music. Born in Okara, Zahoor was supposedly the youngest child in a rural peasant family. Singing from an early age of five, he left his home when he was only ten in search of the divine and spent most of his time going from one shrine to another. It was in 2006 that he emerged as BBC’s “Best Voice of the Year”, that his career gained another level of recognition, and has since released records, contributed to film soundtracks, and toured internationally.
Known for his memory of remembering Sufi renditions by iconic poets such as Bulleh Shah, he can create magic with his unadulterated vocals combined with his signature instrument, Ektara. Not a stranger to Coke Studio, and associated with some timeless tracks such as ‘Aik Alif’ with Noori, Saieen Zahoor returns on Season 9 with an exciting, exhilarating performance that is as much a treat for your audio senses as visual.