August 28, 2014

Sound of the Nation: Announcing Coke Studio Season 7!

[Lahore: 28th August, 2014] Coca-Cola Pakistan is proud to announce Season 7 of the 

nation’s most anticipated music platform – Coke Studio. Set to launch this September, Coke 

Studio’s new season is a celebration of Pakistani music, furthering the platform’s identity as 

that which explores newer influences while paying homage to our heritage and legacy, but 

this time within a new production context. 

Coke Studio Season 7 welcomes Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia of the band STRINGS 

as the show’s producers. They bring forth a new season of live performances with a diverse 

line up of pop, rock, folk and sufi artists from different genres, emerging from a reimagined 

house band and accompanied by guest Pakistani musicians. 

Speaking about Coke Studio Season 7, Rizwan U. Khan, General Manager of Coca-Cola 

Pakistan stated, “Our aim is to reinvent the way music can capture the spirit of Pakistan. 

Coke Studio Season 7 will discover the talent and variance that this nation has to offer. Coke 

Studio has enabled and empowered Pakistani musicians to express their talents and skills. 

Many new stars have emerged and the initiative has provided a unique platform for the fusion 

and learning of music”.

Ranging from traditional Eastern, Modern Western and regionally inspired pop, rock, sufi, folk 

and qawalli music, this season pays homage to the Sound of the Nation. In a series of firsts, 

Season 7 will delve into new unexplored genres while also touching upon the role that film 

music has had in defining our musical history by visiting quintessentially Pakistani film music 

within Coke Studio context. 

With these new additions, Coke Studio endeavours to cultivate a sense of national pride and 

make the platform more accessible to a diverse audience of viewers. Season 7 also features 

locally and globally renowned Pakistani artists, popular Pakistani songs and performances 

that incorporate the use of traditional Pakistani instruments to create a tapestry of music that 

aptly represents the fabric of our nation. 

Featuring this season is a line-up of some of Pakistan’s most prolific mainstream, traditional 

and upcoming artists including: Abbas Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Abrar-ul-Haq, Akhtar Chanal 

Zahri, Asrar, Fariha Parvez, Humera Channa, Javed Bashir, Jawad Ahmed, Jimmy Khan, 

Komal Rizvi, Meesha Shafi, Momin Durrani, Naseer Shahab, Niazi Brothers, Rahat Fateh 

Ali Khan, Rachel Viccaji, Rahma Ali, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Saeed, Sara Haider, Usman Riaz, 

Ustaad Raees Khan, Ustaad Tafu Khan, Zoe Viccaji and Zoheb Hasan.

The power house band this season includes: Aahad Nayani on drums, Babar Ali Khanna 

on dholak, Imran Akhoond on guitars, Jaffer Ali Zaidi on keyboard, Khalid Khan on bass, 

Sikandar Mufti on percussions with Momin Durrani, Rachel Viccaji and Sara Haider as 

backing vocalists. 

Taking innovation in music to a whole new level, Coke Studio Season 7 also features a 

diverse range of guest musicians who’ve collaborated with the featured artists and the 

Coke Studio house band to create a new dimension to this Season’s performances with 

their signature sound. Coke Studio Season 7’s guest musicians include: Aamir Zaki, Adeel 

Bukhari, Arsalan Rabbani, Faraz Anwar, Ghulam Abbas, Hamza Jafri, Jaffer Hussain, Javed 

Iqbal, Kaleem Khan, Mubashir Admani, Omran Shafique, Sajid Ali, Saleem Khan, Shallum 

Xavier, Tanweer Hussain and Umer Daraz.

For further press and publicity purposes with regard to the project, producer, artists and musicians please contact 

Zubair Mallick at Lotus Client Management & Public Relations, zubairmallick@lotuspk.com or on +92 302 848 99 4.



Press Release

“Taking the reigns of the Pakistan's biggest music platform is a feeling that can't be 

expressed in words. This has been a magical ride for us, 23 artists, 22 musicians and 28 

songs. As producers we couldn't have asked for more. It's all about celebrating Pakistani 

music and our artists.” said STRINGS on producing season 7 of Coke Studio.

More details on Coke Studio’s artists, songs, collaborations, lyrics and television airing times 

will be shared soon. In the meantime, keep yourself logged on to www.cokestudio.com.pk to 

follow the Coke Studio journey.

Official Coke Studio Season 7 Hashtag: #CokeStudio7

Coke Studio Facebook: www.facebook.com/CokeStudio

Coke Studio Twitter: www.twitter.com/CokeStudio

Coke Studio Youtube: www.youtube.com/CokeStudio

Coke Studio Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/CokeStudio

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