The legendary, Farida Khanum elegantly sits atop a pedestal of grace even after all these decades. Adopting an array of musical concepts, entirely to her ideas, and engraving within them her identity, and soul.
Drawing on a wide swath of her catalog, from her first recording session at Radio Pakistan back in the day, to one of her last, she demonstrates that every song that she sings resonates with emotion while she seizes the moment as the rightful, “Queen of Ghazal”.
Her performances are subtle, her mood impetuous and imperious. Being a recipient of the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2005, it's hard to capture the many facets of Khanum's career or to romanticize her contribution to the genre.
Her debut on Coke Studio, Season 8, will always be remembered for her overwhelming presence with a graceful aura that could only be generated by Khanum.