Coke Studio reveals its lineup with a season opener “Hum Dekhengay”

Coke studio season 11 reveals its lineup with singers chiming to the tune of ever so enticing verses of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s “Hum Dekhenge”.

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Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi, the producers of season in question, adhered to their policy of switching things up in the show. This season they come up with a slogan promoting unity in diversity.

‘One Nation, One Spirit, One Sound” – celebrating unity in diversity!
Coke Studio proudly presents: a song FOR the people of Pakistan, BY the people of Pakistan! 

And seems to fulfill it as it has introduced a diverse lineup which is intended to bring back a musical fusion of exciting elements and diverse influence, ranging from traditional Eastern, modern Western and regionally inspired music.

As we move closer towards the launch of the Season 11 of the show, we couldn’t be more confident about the power of human stories coming together to form a bigger picture. With a three years’ tradition of doing artist reveals with a track which inspire the ‘Pakistani at’ in all of us – there couldn’t be a better choice for a track than: “Hum Dekhenge – A song, sung by the people of Pakistan, for the people of Pakistan! In its 11th year, we aim to showcase the diverse cultures and languages across all provinces without the boundaries that bound us to celebrate who we are, where we are and what we are – on Coke Studio ,”said the producers, Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi in an interview.

The video stars a few Coke Studio regulars like Ali Azmat, Ali Sethi and Momina Mustehsan, alongside lesser known artists like EDM sister act from the USA, Krewella and rap acts like Young Desi and Lyari Underground will also be part of the show.

Meanwhile, Abida Parveen, Humaira Arshad, Abrar-ul-Haq, Gul Panrra and Shuja Haider drifted back into the show this season.

But the Most interesting feature of this season is that it entails transgender artists Lucky and Naghma in an episode, owing to which people took to social media to express their joy.

Many of people holding Coke studio in high regard for representing white in the flag on such a big platform and for proving music cannot be confined to specific gender

Some people are also applauding their heedfulness for allotting Naghma and Lucky a line “ Jo mai bhi hun aur tum bhi ho” to sing in the khalq-e- khuda to send a legit message out in the world to those who acts towards them at odds.

Further, the season promotes a number of bands performing: Chand Tara Orchestra, for example, features Sherry Raza on vocals and chants; multi-instrumentalist Rizwan Ullah Khan on harmonica; Babar Shaikh on bass and analog effects and Omran Shafique on guitar and effects.

The first episode of Coke Studio Season 11 will air on 10 August.

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