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  • Coke Studio Episode 5: Ali Azmat back in the spotlight

    It's that time of the week, folks: Coke Studio is releasing the fifth batch of its singles today, and the return of Ali Azmat to the platform gives us enough reason to celebrate...

    This is Ali's third song for Coke Studio; 'Babu Bhai' from Season 6 was a hit in 2013, and we hope 'Rangeela' is just as delightfully irreverent...

  • Coke Studio marks 10 years

    KARACHI: It’s not a regular sight that a new season of Coke Studio gets launched with fanfare...

    He was excited for the 10th season, also because soon Pakistan was going to celebrate its 70th Independence Day, and the band had been together for 28 years...

  • ‘Take Kashmir, give us Coke Studio’

    There was a big number of young people who wanted to hear comedians Saad Haroon (Pakistan) and Sanjay Rajoura (India) respond to cultural critic Nadeem Farooq Paracha’s questions, but the middle-aged and the elderly were there in no small number either...

    When the question was further pushed, Rajoura said: “We [India and Pakistan] were never tolerant...

  • Coke Studio EP 4

    The fourth episode of Coke Studio Season 8 had one redeeming feature: pop band Siege’s wonderful version of the classic folk song Khari neem...

    Hamid Ali Khan’s Piya dekhan ko was okay, given the stature that the classical singer has, it is expected much more of him to push the boundaries when using a platform like the Studio...

  • Coke Studio: stalwarts are back

    Although Bilal Maqsood is being tight-lipped about it, the media has been claiming that the new lineup for the new season of Coke Studio is all but out...

    And it includes some names that were once, according to some pen-pushers, associated with the Studio run by Rohail Hyatt — such as Arif Lohar and Ali Azmat...

  • Coke Studio EP 1: mixed bag

    Coke Studio Season 8 kicked off with a fair degree of musical fanfare...

    But one felt that Karam Abbas’s inclusion in the Aankharli Pharookai song was a bit of an intrusion...

  • Coke Studio EP 5

    The fifth episode of Coke Studio Season 8 was a much better offering...

    Rangeela by Ali Azmat was a typical Ali Azmat track, which I guess is a compliment...

  • Coke Studio EP 1

    Coke Studio Season 9 has taken off...

    Aaqa by Abida Parveen and Ali Sethi is a praiseworthy effort (although Abidaji alone could have easily pulled it off) but the rest of the songs leave much to be desired...

  • Coke Studio EP 2

    The second episode of Coke Studio Season 8 was a tad more sedate than the first one...

    It tried to please the purists of music, save for Ali Zafar’s song Rockstar, and succeeded to a reasonable extent...

  • Coke Studio EP 3

    The third episode of Coke Studio Season 8 was much better than the preceding two parts...

    Ali Sethi and Nabeel Shaukat’s Umra Lagiyan was also a nice attempt...

  • Independence Day vibes: Coke Studio promo honours Sohni Dharti

    The country's most anticipated show is soon to be back on television with a bang!Coke Studio's (Season 8) new sneak peak features countless legends and some fresh faces coming together to showcase their patriotism with Shahnaz Begum's Sohni Dharti, presented as a tribute to composer Sohail Rana & Masroor Anwar...

    The two minute long video reveals an impressive line-up for the upcoming season including Atif Aslam, Kaavish, Sara Haider,...

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