Pop singer Komal Rizvi has been seen on television for quite some time. She started her career in the ‘90s with a drama called Hawaian, and went on to release her hip hop number Chahiye; recently, her memorable stint at Coke Studio season four, singing Daane Pa Daanah with Akhtar Chanal, marked nearly two … Read more
Coke Studio Season 5, the season of musical indulgence is here to sway the listeners with its charisma like every year. Produced by Rohail Hyatt Coke studio has proved to be an edgy resurgence of folk, regional music with contemporary touch making Pakistani music scene praiseworthy. The house band and … Read more
Music platform Coke Studio returns this year with the new season starting from May 13, bringing back a musical fusion of exciting elements and diverse influences, ranging from traditional Eastern, modern Western and regionally inspired music. Coke Studio, Season 5, aims to introduce new genres and fusion where featured artists … Read more
The second-last episode of “Coke Studio 4” took its viewers through a musical excursion across Pakistani culture. The latest session featured songs in six different languages including Bhraj, Sindhi, Balochi, Brahvi, Siraiki and Punjabi, other than Urdu. Displaying the cultural significance of music to different ethnicities of the country, the … Read more
Coke Studio’s second episode presents a whole new palette of genres and artists and conveys yet another kaleidoscopic view on the diversity of music in Pakistan. The Coke Studio journey continues with a selection of fusion songs that pay tribute to the unique and enduring traditions of classical, folk and … Read more
Following the corporate/artist sponsorship model that has proven effective with Coke Studio, on May 30 Levis Pakistan debuted Zoe Viccaji’s acapella interpretation of the Strings hit, “Bichara Yaar”, on CityFM’s Breakfast Show. “Levis Originals: Inspire is about how Strings are the originals and Zoe and Bilal are inspired by the … Read more
After wooing music lovers in Pakistan, “Coke Studio” is now going to India where it will bring together 45 musicians from different parts of the country who are experts in various genres such as folk, classical and qawwali. The Indian version is called “Coke Studio@MTV” and will air on MTV … Read more
The news of Rabbi Shergill and Jal performing at the Coke Studio Season 4 has been surfacing for quite sometime. What we weren’t hearing was that they are performing together. While everyone was lip-tight about the season 4 of the Coke Studio, Jal, for reasons unknown, has tried to spill … Read more
Coke Studio has been around for three successful seasons now, and the promo of the first episode of the fourth season does have a hook in it. Coke Studio sessions have the strength to revitalize even the greats, like Saaen Zahoor and Arif Lohar, and present them in a fresh … Read more
The summers are here and so is Coke Studio Season 4. It brings with it the usual array of hits and misses, the stars who have made it big, or have become even bigger in the music industry through the re-created, fused renditions of songs that are by far the most poignant and heart-rendering to come out of Pakistan.
The musical genius behind these songs is ex-Vital Signs band member Rohail Hyatt, producer extraordinaire of Coke Studio.
The Express Tribune speaks to Hyatt about about what the latest installment of the show will bring.
How is season 4 going to be any different from the former three seasons?
Every season of Coke Studio is a journey into the exploration of our musical traditions. Perhaps the two things that will stand out this time are the influence of classical music and our attempt to fuse it with modern instruments, and our venture into Balochi music and rhythms.