Watch two powerhouses meet, as the queen of Sufi music, Abida Parveen and the ultimate Sufi rockstar Ali Azmat reprise the wildly popular classic Ghoom Charakhra in Coke Studio 11.
Produced & Directed by Zohaib Kazi and Ali Hamza.
Indeed, Coke Studio endeavors to spread the message of hope, optimism, vibrancy and love through the music, moments, interactions, languages, artists, instruments, exploration and exchanges that Season 11 will represent. To this end, with Hum Dekhenge, Coke Studio reveals the following featured artists for Season 11: Abida Parveen, Abrar-ul-Haq, Ahad Raza Mir, Aima Baig, Ali Azmat, Ali Sethi, Amrina and Ariana, Asim Azhar, Asrar, Ataullah Esakhelvi, Bilal Khan, Chand Tara Orchestra, Elizabeth Rai, Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawal & Brothers, Gul Panra, Haniya Aslam, Hassan Jahangir, Humaira Arshad, Jawad Ahmad, Jimmy Khan, Khumariyaan, Lyari Underground Band, Mishal Khawaja, Momina Mustehsan, Mughal-e-Funk, Natasha Baig, Rachel Viccaji, Riaz Qadri and Ghulam Qadri, Sahir Ali Bagga, Sanwal Esakhelvi, Shamu Bai, Shuja Haider, Sounds of Kolachi, The Sketches, Throat Musicians Darehan Khan Maula Baksh, Shayan Maula Baksh and Mangal, Vishnu Arjun, Young Desi and Zarsanga. The season will also witness performances by the international EDM band Krewalla and for the first time Coke Studio celebrates trans-individuals Lucky and Naghma.
Season 11 also marks the return of the houseband, as reimagined by the producers, with Omran ‘Momo’ Shafique on acoustic and electric guitar, Babar Ali Khanna on dholak and percussions, Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar on bass, Kami Paul on drums and percussions and introduces Rufus Shahzad on keyboards. Joining the house band this season is Haniya Aslam as the first female house band member on Coke Studio. The season also features Shahab Hussain, Wajiha Naqvi and Mehr Qadir on backing vocals.
“This year’s journey of Coke Studio began with: ‘Coke Studio Explorer’ to discover music and stories from across Pakistan. 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 ‘Pakistaniat’ in all of us – there couldn’t be a better choice for a track than: Hum Dekhenge – A song by sung 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.