Coke Studio Pakistan is a Revolutionary step in the Music Industry of Pakistan. It is a television series based on Music in which Live Music Performances are recorded in Studio. Various Artists have participated in making this series an Amazing one. This show was sponsored by The Coca Cola company that has made this series more Popular.
Coke Studio Pakistan was Produced by Rohail Hyatt and his wife Umbar Hyatt uptil Season 6. Rohail Hyatt is the founder of first Pakistani pop band Vital Signs. After this season, the remaining seasons are produced by Pakistani band Strings. This studio is located in Karachi, Sindh.
RELEASE OF COKE STUDIO
This type of Studios have been working already in many countries but in Pakistan Coke Studio was launched on 8th June 2008. This musical journey has not ended yet in fact it is getting more popular with time.
Total number of seasons released till now are 8. Till now, 45 Episodes are included in these seasons, each having different artist or group of artists. It has become very popular all over Pakistan. Coke Studio Pakistan is now being broadcast on various tv channels and radio stations. The release dates of all seasons are:
- Season 1 2008
- Season 2 2009
- Season 3 2010
- Season 4 2011
- Season 5 2012
- Season 6 2013
- Season 7 2014
- Season 8 2015
Main aim of Coke Studio Pakistan is the fusion of different musical styles. A wide range of fusions have been created so far. Singers from all over the country have been gathered with different singing styles, language, reputation etc. The catagories that have been fused are Hip Hop, Sufi, Pop music, Eastern, Classical, Qawwali, Folk, Bhangra and Rock music etc. This show is the biggest and most famous platform, both for old as well as Newly Launched Singers.
Coke Studio was first launched in Brazil by collaboration of Coca Cola company and Nokia. Now it has been launched in Pakistan and India as well. This show is now spreading very rapidly world wide and has gained international popularity. In India, it has been produced by MTV productions and Red Chilies Entertainment. But it is not up to that level as that of Pakistan, as it has gained Huge Fan Following over the recent years. An Arab version of this series was also launched on April 2012.
Singers from all over Pakistan have been gathered on this platform. In each season, many episodes have made an excellent progress. The famous singers who have made this series eye catching are:
Atif Aslam, Ali Azmat, Ali Zafar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Strings, Abida Parveen, Zeb & Haniya, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Arif Lohar, Bilal Khan, Alamgir, Jal, Komal Rizvi, Ayesha Umar, Abrar-ul-Haq, Meesha Shafi and Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi.
SUCCESS OF SEASON 8
Season 8 was launched in 2015. It has been a huge success due to amazing performances by various artists. It was a tribute to Sohail Rana and Masroor Anwar for their patriotic contributions. This season has been met with raving reviews up till now. Some High Ranking Performances of this season are:
- “Bewajah” by Nabeel Shaukat Ali
- “Rockstar” by Ali Zafar
- “Sayon” by Mekaal Hassan
- “Tajdar-e-Haram” by Atif Aslam
- “Anarkali Pharookai” by Mai Dhai and Karam Abbas