The popularity of Coke Studio has reached such phenomenal heights that now even other countries wait to see what gems will the new season of this amazing show bring. The expectations for this season are particularly high after the strong last season and also because this season marks the show hitting then ten year mark. Like last year , this season too is going to be produced by Strings who took over the show from it’s original producer Rohail Hyatt. This season is being hyped as the show’s biggest season to date with tributes being given to Pakistan’s greatest musical maestros in every episode. Ali Hamza of the Noori fame is all set to return to the show as a producer as well as a solo artist. Other producers for this season include Mekaal Hassan , Salman Ahmed , Sajjad Ali Bhagga and Jaffar. This season will also mark the debut of Ali Zafar’s younger brother Danyal Zaffar and Sajjad Ali’s daughter Zau Ali.
As for the tributes , according to sources Shafqat Amanat Ali is going to pay tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz with his rendition of Bol Kay Lab Azaad Hain while Umair Jaswal will honor Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan with his take on Dum Mast Qalandar.
Ali Sethi will remember Mehdi Hasan by singing Ranjish Hi Sahi while Ali Zafar, Ali Hamza and Strings will come together in Us Rah Par to remember Junaid Jamshed.Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Noor and Salman Ahmed are also going to sing a new version of Sayonee.
This season will also feature recently departed musician Aamir Zaki’s farewell performance on a track produced by Jaffer Zaidi.
The season will start with all the performers coming together to sing the national anthem.
Other stars that are going to be part of this season include Humaira Channa, Amanat Ali, Ali Zafar, Farhan Saeed, Salman Ahmed, Ataullah Eesakhelvi, Aima Baig, Ahmed Jehanzeb, Humaira Arshad, QB, Nabeel Shaukat, Umair Jaswal , Shafqat Amanat Ali , Momena Mustehsan and Natasha Khan.