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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Coke Studio turns 10!

Exciting is the news is that along with the 70th birth anniversary of the Pakistan, Coke Studio this year will be completing its 10 years journey.

Coke Studio has undoubtedly brought back the glory of the Pakistan’s pop music industry which was once lost when the popular bands like Awaaz, Fuson, Junoon and Vital Signs broke. With the breaking of these bands, there was experienced a long silence in the pop industry which was struggling hard to get another life.

Within the last ten years from its inception Coke studio production too, have gone so many changes and with this continuous creativity in the music produced the Coke studio has become one of the most awaited music sensation in the country.

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Who can forget Asim Azhar’s Hina ki Khusboo, Atif Aslam’s Jal pari, Ali Zafar’s Yar dadi, again Atif Aslam’s Tajdar-e- Haram and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Afreen Afreen and last but not the least the duo of Asim Azhar and Momina Mustehsan’s Tera wo pyaar and alike.

This year too, Coke Studio is all set to break its own set records. More music, more creativity and more patriotism. Yes! You read it write, more patriotism!

This time it’s the Pakistan’s national anthem that will be produced with a new fusion. It is hoped that it would be as emotionally striking and will become a sensation just like “Ae raah e haq k Shaheedon.”

The production team has too gone few changes with Fakhir, Shiraz Uppal and Noori out and Salman Ahmed, Sahir Ali Bagga, Salman Ahmed, Sajjad Ali, Mekal Hassan and Ali Hama remaining as producers from the last year’s lineup.

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Tribute to the pop music of Pakistan will dominate the Coke Studio theme this year, with a special tribute given to Junaid Jamshed.

Ali Zafar and Ali Hamza will share the vocals for in Us Rah Per, with string producing the song.

Line up for this season

The other exciting line up of artists include Zau Ali, Ali Sethi, Ali Zafar, Daniyal Zafa, Humaira Arshad, Humaira Channa, Strings, Farhan Khan, Strings, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Momina Mustehsan, Attaullah Essakhelvi, Nabeel Shaukat, Jabbar Abbas, QB and many more.

The other highlights include Ali Sethi’s tribute to Mehdi Hassan in “Ranjish He Sahi.”

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While folk theme will also be a part of this year’s song line up.

While some new faces would also be a part this year including Zau Ali, daughter of Sajjad Ali, and Daniyal Zafar brother of Ali Zafar.

So far, all seems bright and exciting, and with such fabulous line up of artists and producers, we could expect Coke Studio 10 to be an even bigger success than its previous sessions.

The first episode will be released on 14th August.