Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you know Coke Studio is the latest sensation on the Pakistani music scene. Inspired (and funded) by Coca-Cola Pakistan, Coke Studio brings together artists and musicians from all across Pakistan to perform live on stage and in studio. The result is a fusion of classical genius and contemporary western style vocals.
In Season 1, Coke Studio brought together the likes of Rohail Hyatt (of Vital Signs fame), Ali Azmat, Strings and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Season 2 turbocharges the roster with the addition of Atif Aslam, Noori and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan. Already, Coke Studio has received critical acclaim. Atif Aslam’s recent performance of Wasta-e-Pyaar Da, mixed with Billie Jean in memory of Michael Jackson, gave the show yet another boost on the Internet, with the song and video going viral and quickly reaching top of the charts on local music channels in Pakistan.
Coke Studio’s local TV program schedule appears below.