Coke Studio 11 Episode 5 – Sindhi Track “Dastaan-e-Mamool Rano” by The Sketches

By Sana Haroon

“The Sketches” – a Sufi rock band from Jamshoro (Sindh) – is ready to spellbound the audience with its performance in Coke Studio 11’s 5th Episode. “Dastaan-e-Mamool Rano” performed by “The Sketches” captures the true essence of Sindhi Sufi rock.

The band is comprised of four members – Saif Samejo, Nomi Ali, Owasi Shiekh and Roshan Sharma. Saif Samejo is the founder and lead singer of the band. When he founded “The Sketches” in 2001, he had no formal training in music.

They have presented an amazing melody of Sindhi folk with the combination of Nar and chanting sound of the kartal.

“The sketches” released their first official album “Dastkari” in 2010/2011. The songs were composed in Sindhi and Saraiki poetry. However, Pakistani music industry is largely dominated in Urdu language. After the several years of first album, they got succeeded in bringing the Sindhi poetry music to general audience.

In 2011, Saif Samejo met Nomi Ali – amateur artist and guitarist of the band.

Coke Studio 11 Episode 5 – “Dastaan-e-Mamool Rano”

Produced & Directed by: Zohaib Kazi & Ali Hamza

Lyrics by: Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

Composed by: Saif Samejo & Ashfaque Ahmed

Houseband: Babar Khanna (Dholak), Kami Paul (Drums), Kamran “Mannu” Zafar (Bass), Omran “Momo” Shafique (Guitars) & Rufus Shahzad (Keyboards)

Additional Instrumentation: Haniya Aslam (Bağlama), Fakir Zulfiqar (Narr) & Bhagat Bhooro Laal (Ektara and Khartaal) 

“Dastaan-e-Mamool Rano” Lyrics

Wethi nit niharian Rana tuhnji raah

I have been sitting here waiting for you forever

 

Motai maagan tay Allah oh shall, aani doye be Allah

God knows where you are and only God will bring you back

 

Sodha toe ghar sah, ho nat rana ghana hin raaj mein

I am devoted only to you, even though there are many others around

 

O Mian Allah

O Allah

 

Ranay watano raat, Ranay watano

Tonight from Rana, from Rana

 

Ranay watano raat naon niapo ayo

Tonight, Rana has sent a new message

 

Ladi soon lateef chaway datar kanan daat

(Shah) Latif is blessed with the ability to feel

 

Kanna puchay tho zaat

Then why do you inquire about my creed

 

Aya say aghy waya

Whatever comes from the beloved is acceptable

 

Aaon awhan ji ahiyan

I am yours

 

Aaon awhan ji

I am yours

 

Aaon awhan ji ahiyan

I am yours

 

Aaon awhan ji ahiyan

I am yours

 

Kehri pucho tha zaat mian

Then why do you ask me about my creed

 

(Ho) Kehri pucho tha zaat mian

Then why do you ask me about my creed

 

 

Moonkhay wethay

Waiting here for you

 

Moonkhay wethay wireh langhai weya

Years have gone by while I sit here waiting for you

 

Moonkhay wethay wireh langhai weya

Years have gone by while I sit here waiting for you

 

Ranal to bin raat

Ranal without you the night

 

Ranal to bin raat

Ranal without you the night

 

Ranal to bin raat

Ranal without you the night

 

Ranal to bin raat

Ranal without you the night

 

Ranal to bin raat

Ranal without you the night

 

Ranal to bin raat

Ranal without you the night

 

Halo halo Kak tarrain

Let’s go to Kak (the palace)

 

Jithay gharjay neenh

The place where the story of our love is taking shape

 

Na ka raat na deenh

There are no nights or days anymore

 

Sabh ka pasay pireen khay

The place where all will be united with their beloved forever

 

———

 

Halo halo Kak tarrain

Let’s go to Kak (the palace)

 

Jitay neenh pachaar

Where love blossoms

 

Kanhae ka bhi tanwaar

And there’s no other conversation but, of love

 

Sab ka passe pirin khay

Where one is united with one’s beloved

 

——

 

Halo halo Kak tarrain

Let’s go to Kak (the palace)

 

Jith neenh uchal

Where love flows

 

——

 

Na ka jhaal na pal, sab ka passay pireen khay

Where no one is prevented, all can be united with the beloved

 

 ———

 

Jiwain jiwain toon, sada jiwain toon

May you live long, may you live forever

 

Jiwain jiwain toon, sada jiwain toon

May you live long, may you live forever

 

Sada jiwain toon, sada jiwain toon

May you live forever, may you live forever

 

Haq haq!

O God!

 

Sada jiwain toon, sada jiwain toon

May you live forever, may you live forever

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night

 

Tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Ho tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night

 

Tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Ho tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night

 

Lal o lal O Latif chawai miyan

Latif says ‘Lalon laal’

 

Sindh jo Shah, Latif Jeay Latif

The Shah of Sindh ‘Latif’, live long Latif

 

 Oh shalla Sindhari wasay Latif, Jeay Latif

We hope Sindh will be showered with blessings

 

Latif, Latif, Latif, Latif

 

Lal o lal O Latif chawai miyaan

Latif says ‘Lalon laal’

 

Sindh jo Shah, Latif chawai

The Shah of Sindh ‘Latif’ says

 

Daatar deendum daat,

God will give me the wisdom to come here

 

Daatar deendum daat,

God will give me the wisdom to come here

 

Tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Oh tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night with me

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night with me

 

Tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Tuhnjay chaangay khy chandan chariyan

Here even your Camel will graze on sandalwood

 

Aao Rana raho raat

Come Rana spend the night

 

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