Ustaad Naseerudin Saami’ performed Mundari in Coke Studio season 4. .
“I will be using this opportunity to present Khayal Gayaki as intended and presented by my ancestors,” Saami told The Express Tribune in a telephonic conversation. “The producer has shown interest in our most ancient works and I am very happy to render it for him.”
“Khayal is the heritage of ancient Muslims which has come to us via Hazrat Amir Khusrau. We have been performing it for the past 700-800 years and are trying our best that the essence of this craft, the beauty of Khayal and seamlessness of its rendition is maintained to the core – and so far we have been appreciated for that.”
While talking about the nature of the collaboration, Saami said:
“If fusion music is what is coming to your mind then there’s nothing like it. I’ll only present Khayal Gayaki like it should be presented.”