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After the unprecedented acclaim and popularity of Season 1, Coke Studio announced its return to the heart of the live recording studio with a new artist line up, a different sound, an innovative house band, a reinvented set and a brand new set of performances and episodes to be broadcast across Pakistan this summer.

This season, Coke Studio draws together the fundamentals of collaborative music that will showcase Pakistan’s rich music culture, by stitching into its fabric traditional artists, folk music influences and regional instruments in collaboration with Pakistan’s contemporary mainstream artists. With visionary Rohail Hyatt back at the helm, featuring this season are sensational stars Ali Zafar, Arieb Azhar, Atif Aslam, Javed Bashir, Noori, Riaz Ali Khan, Saieen Zahoor, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Strings, Josh, Zeb & Haniya, all of whom were present at the press conference.

The press conference also featured the return of Coke Studio’s power-house band with the likes of Babar Khanna on dholak, Kamran “Mannu” Zafar on Bass, Louis “Gumby” Pinto on Drums, Omran “Momo” Shafique on guitar, Saba Shabbir on backing vocals and Zulfiq “Shazee” Ahmed Khan on multi percussions.  Joining the house band this season are Assad Ahmed, also on guitar, Jaffer Zaidi on the keyboard, Javed Iqbal on Violin, Natasha De Sousa as backing vocalist, Sikander on dholak and Waris Baloo on multi percussions. This year also welcomes guest musicians Bakir on flute, Gul Mohammad on Sarangi, Gurpreet Chana on tabla, Rakae Jamil on Sitar and Sadiq Sameer on Rabab.

Opening the  press conference was country manager the Coca-Cola Export Corporation, Rizwan U Khan who said “bringing alive the magic of live recordings and performances, Coke Studio prides itself on providing a musical platform which bridges barriers, celebrates diversity, encourages unity and instils a sense of Pakistani pride.”
   
Producer Coke Studio, Rohail Hyatt also commented “We are sitting on a gold mine of art and talent that has been historically built by our predecessors. To have the opportunity to add to such foundations, through Coke Studio is inspiring and motivating.”

This summer, join us and experience this unique and unparalleled musical extravaganza on television channels, radio stations and online. More details on Coke Studio episodes, airing dates, times and collaborations will be shared soon.

Producer

Rohail Hyatt

Featured Artists:

Ali Zafar

Arieb Azhar

Atif Aslam

Javed Bashir

JoSH

Noori

Riaz Ali Khan

Saieen Zahoor

Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan

Strings

Zeb & Haniya

House Band:

Assad Ahmed – Lead and Rhythm Guitars

Babar Khanna – Dholak

Jaffer Zaidi – Keyboards

Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar – Bass Guitars

Louis ‘Gumby’ Pinto – Drums and Percussion

Javed Iqbal – Violin

Natasha De Sousa – backing vocals

Omran ‘Momo’ Shafique – Lead and Rhythm Guitars

Saba Shabbir – backing vocals

Sikander – Dholak

Waris Ali Baloo – Multi Percussionist

Zulfiq ‘Shazee’ Ahmed Khan – Multi Percussionist

Guest Musicians

Bakir – Flute

Gul Mohammad – Sarangi

Gurpreet Chana – Tabla

Sadiq Sameer – Rabab

Rakae Jamil – Sitar

After the unprecedented acclaim and popularity of Season 1, Coke Studio announced its return to the heart of the live recording studio with a new artist line up, a different sound, an innovative house band.

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