Paying a heartfelt tribute to the Sindhi traditions and culture, the Rock star Ali Zafar is back alongside little singer Urooj Fatima and rapper Abid Brohi, with their rendition of renowned Sindhi Song Allay [Munja Mar Wara.] And as Ali’s other vocals, the song is garnering massive praises and views.
Pakistan is incomplete without Sindhi culture. The signature Ajrak-Topi and handmade crafts, blended with Sufi songs and romantic literature, are the pièce de résistance of Sindh, which is recognized and applauded all over the globe. Hence, to admire the indigenous heritage, a day is dedicated to the province, titled Sindhi Culture Day, which happens to be on the 1st Sunday of December. Huge assemblies and rallies are organized, filling the air with Sindhi music, as people ravish and dance its beats, while appreciating the beauty of Sindh.
And, with Sindhi Culture Day approaching speedily, the legendary singer Ali Zafar decided to contribute to the occasion, by refashioning the critically acclaimed Sindhi instrumental “Allay Munja Mar Wara.”
Ali Zafar and Urooj Fatima’s Allay
Teaming up with his 13 year old vocalist Urooj Fatima and rapper Abid Brohi, Ali Zafar released his rendition on Instagram handle. Appreciating the culture, the Mela Loot Liya singer captioned, “PRESENTING: Allay (Munja Mar Wara) for the love of Sindh, my Sindhi brothers & sisters and the Artisans of Ajrak who deserve their due credit. It is also time to highlight and promote the rich Sindhi indigenous culture in Pakistan and around the world.”
The song marks the second collaboration of Ali Zafar with the junior artist Urooj. Previously, the duo had paired up for Laila O Laila, which was a musical approbation, dedicated to the exquisiteness and natural beauty of Baluchistan. The song became a massive hit and harvested 27 Million views on its YouTube video.
Likewise, the latest recreation of Ali Zafar ‘Allay’ is also collecting high esteems and honors, as it took the internet by storm the moment it was premiered. The soundtrack features Ali Zafar and Urooj Fatima in Sindhi Apparels, singing and dancing to the rhythms. The lyrics added are tranquilizing and calm, cherishing the beauty of Sindh and its historical monuments.
Additionally, the moving video also portrays different parts of Sindh and its people, dressed in their mark outfits and Ajrak.
Moreover, the song at the conclusion also highlights the aching reality of Fake Ajraks that are being vended at low costs, all over the country, which degrade the original Sindhi legacy.
Hence, glorifying the Sindhi Ajrak craftsmen, Ali Zafar Allay voices out the concern stating, “Sindh is the pioneer of richest Indus Valley Civilization. Ajrak is the identity of Sindh and Sindhi People. Unfortunately, the real local Ajrak industry is declined rapidly due to low wages of the workers where the wholesalers want to keep high profit margins resulting in decline of real Ajrak. This situation eventually leads to the replacement of Original Ajrak to the quicker printing method of the copy and fake Ajrak pattern. This trend needs to be changed to save Sindh’s cultural heritage.”
Here’s the video of Ali Zafar, Urooj Fatima and Abid Brohi’s mastered rendition of song Allay Munja Maar Wara: