Coke Studio 5 begins May 13
The journey of musical discoveries continues on May 13, 2012, as Coke Studio returns this year with a new season, bringing back a fusion of traditional eastern, modern western and regionally-inspired music.
Coke Studio mastermind, Rohail Hyatt is back at the helm and this season will feature Atif Aslam, Bilal Khan, Bohemia, Chakwalis, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad, Hadiqa Kiyani, Humayun Khan, Meesha Shafi, Tahir Mithu, Overload, Qayaas, SYMT and Uzair Jaswal.
The house band will include Asad Ahmed on guitar, Babar Ali Khanna on dholak, Javed Iqbal on violin, Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar on bass, Omran ‘Momo’ Shafique on guitar, Sikander Mufti on multi-percussions and Rachel Viccaji and Zoe Viccaji on backing vocals.
There will also be two new inductees in the house band – Farhad Humayun on drums and Mubashir Admani on keyboards.
The highlight of this season will be songs in regional languages. The young artists will discover their heritage by incorporating parts of Sufi poetry and philosophy in their music and writing.
Executive Producer Coke Studio, Rohail Hyatt said
Entering into our 5th season, we at Coke Studio believe our journey continues to explore the wealth of talent and cultural diversity that we as a nation are blessed with. Everyone has put in their best again because we believe in sharing and presenting ourselves to the best of our abilities. It is without doubt that the love and respect that our audience has showered us with, serves as our inspiration. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported our efforts. I hope you find something in your life that becomes your source of inspiration and allows you to better enjoy the beauty of life itself.
Coke Studio will be aired throughout the summer with a new episode every fortnight.