The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) band, the oldest regiment in the British Army, recently showcased the universal language of music by presenting a mesmerizing rendition of the 2022 Coke Studio hit, ‘Pasoori’ by Ali Sethi and Shae Gill during their visit to Pakistan. This cross-cultural musical exchange, shared by the British High Commission, not only received swift recognition but also exemplified the power of music in fostering international relations.
Ali Sethi, the original artist of ‘Pasoori,’ expressed his appreciation for the HAC band’s instrumental rendition on social media, emphasizing the song’s message of inclusion. The track itself had achieved remarkable success in 2022, becoming the most-streamed Pakistani song on Spotify. Shae Gill, another contributor to the song, praised its reception and acknowledged its ability to resonate with diverse audiences worldwide.
The collaboration between the HAC band and the Pakistani music scene serves as a shining example of cultural diplomacy, highlighting how music can bridge gaps and promote understanding across borders. The global success of ‘Pasoori’ underscores the extraordinary impact of Pakistani music in instilling pride and fostering connections on an international scale.