(Karachi, 23 March 2009) After the unprecedented
acclaim and popularity of Season 1, Coke Studio reignites our passion
and returns to the heart of the live recording studio with a new artist
line up, a different sound, an innovative house band, a reinvented set
and a brand new set of performances and episodes to be broadcast across
Pakistan this summer.

This season, Coke Studio draws together the fundamentals of
collaborative music that will showcase Pakistan’s rich music culture,
by stitching into its fabric traditional artists, folk music influences
and regional instruments in collaboration with Pakistan’s contemporary
mainstream artists. With visionary Rohail Hyatt back at the helm,
featuring this season are sensational stars

Ali Zafar, Arieb Azhar, Atif Aslam, Javed Bashir, Josh, Noori, Riaz Ali
Khan, Saieen Zahoor, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Strings, Zeb & Haniya.

Witness the return of the power-house band with the likes of Babar
Khanna on dholak, Kamran “Mannu” Zafar on Bass, Louis “Gumby” Pinto on
Drums, Omran “Momo” Shafique on guitar, Saba Shabbir on backing vocals
and Zulfiq “Shazee” Ahmed Khan on multi percussions. Joining the house
band this season is Assad Ahmed, also on guitar, Jaffer Zaidi on the
keyboard, Javed Iqbal on Violin, Natasha De Sousa as backing vocalist,
Sikander on dholak and Waris Baloo on multi percussions. This year also
welcomes guest musicians Gul Mohammad on Sarangi, Gurpreet Chana on
tabla, Rakae Jamil on Sitar and Sadiq Sameer on Rabab.

Speaking about Coke Studio, country manager the Coca-Cola Export
Company, Rizwan U Khan has said “bringing alive the magic of live
recordings and performances, Coke Studio prides itself on providing a
musical platform which bridges barriers, celebrates diversity,
encourages unity and instils a sense of Pakistani pride.”

Producer Coke Studio, Rohail Hyatt has said “We are sitting on a gold
mine of art and talent that has been historically built by our
predecessors. To have the opportunity to add to such foundations,
through Coke Studio is inspiring and motivating.”

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