Coke Studio season 10, decade of music legacy
Karachi: This year’s Coke Studio launch will mark the 10th year of the show that has been infusing positivity using the power of music into the country.
Creating a mighty legacy, Coke Studio has managed to single-handedly bring back to life a dying industry and given it a new soul.
General Manager of Coca-Cola company Rizwan U. Khan and Director Marketing Abbas Arsalan announced that all the 40 singers of Coke Studio season 10 will jointly release an Independence Day anthem.
As Pakistan reaches the milestone of 70 years of independence, Coke Studio has released a rendition of National Anthem which has contribution from all 40 singers.
The selection of National Anthem as opening song for Coke Studio reminisces with the ‘Aye Watan Kay Sajeelay Jawano’ of the Coke Studio’s Season 9
It was in this scenario that Coke Studio was launched in Pakistan in 2008 and soon took over our hearts and the modern day boom boxes alike.
Producing some of the biggest hits locally and globally not to mention some misses as well the show, season after season has recharged the musical foundation of Pakistan.
The lineup of artists is also set to be reshuffled, with former Coke Studio singers being recalled, and some new faces also being introduced. Sajjad Ali’s daughter, who no one had known to be a singer.
Zau Ali, is also set to appear before the mic this year, and could be the Momina Mustehsan of season 10, who is also set to return to the show for another season.
Ali Zafar is set to do another Rockstar-esque number this time around, and Ali Sethi, who mesmerized everyone with Aaqa last season, will be given the responsibility to do justice to one of Mehdi Hasan’s most iconic numbers, Ranjish Hi Sahi (all the best Ali). Also being given a tribute will be the late Junaid Jamshed.
The expectations are even higher. Mega stars line up set to appear for the season:
Ali Sethi, Aima Baig, Danyal Zafar, Ali Zafar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jabar Abbas, Momina Mustehsan, Waqar Ehsin, Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Sanwal Khan Esakhelvi, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch, Sahir Ali Bagga, Hina Nasrullah, Ali Hamza (Noori), Nabeel Shaukat Ali, Faraz Anwar, Faiza Mujahid, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Zaw Ali, Sajjad Ali, Umair Jaswal, Nirmal Roy, Farhan Saeed, Akbar Ali, Rachel Viccaji, Shuja Haider, Jaffer Zaidi, Humaira Channa, Mekaal Hasan, Salman Ahmad, Shani Arshad, Arieb Azhar, Ali Noor (Noori), Irteassh, Humera Arshad, Kaavish, Amanat Ali, Natasha Khan, Javed Bashir, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Strings
Coke Studio Pakistan has been a revelation to the world. It’s as if the music we produce is telling the world, loudly, albeit tunefully, ‘Let us show you who we are; let us show you our land; there’s so much more to us that you still don’t know.
It is to be mentioned here that Coke Studio season 10 will be aired on August 11.