Since its inception in Season 1, Coke Studio has explored layers of meaning, cultural identity
and spiritual philosophies that lie behind each artistic expression. This season, maintaining
the same approach of subtlety, Coke Studio enables the audiences to witness a journey into
the heart of our identity as a nation and cultivate a sense of pride.
Further, this season Coke Studio will be exploring unique aspects of our culture by
highlighting regional language songs and artists, introducing some gifted, yet virtually
unknown young singers who have arrived on this platform through their talents, passion and
creativity. Season 5 will also showcase the creative and intellectual rediscovery of featured
artists who return to Coke Studio for a second time while the young artists aim to discover
their heritage by incorporating parts of Sufi poetry and philosophy in their music and writing.
To this end Season 5 witnesses Rohail Hyatt back at the helm and features: Atif Aslam, Bilal
Khan, Bohemia, Chakwalis, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad, Hadiqa Kiyani, Humayun
Khan, Meesha Shafi, Tahir Mithu, Overload, Qayaas, SYMT and Uzair Jaswal.
Season 5 also marks the return of the house band with Asad Ahmed on guitar, Babar Ali
Khanna on dholak, Javed Iqbal on violin, Kamran 'Mannu' Zafar on bass, Omran ‘Momo’
Shafique on guitar, Sikander Mufti on multi-percussions and Rachel Viccaji and Zoe Viccaji on
backing vocals. Joining the house band this season are two new talents: Farhad Humayun on
drums and Mubashir Admani on keyboards.
Producer Coke Studio, Rohail Hyatt has said; “Entering into our 5th season, we at
Coke Studio believe our journey continues to explore the wealth of talent and cultural diversity
that we as a nation are blessed with. Everyone has put in their best again because we believe
in sharing and presenting ourselves to the best of our abilities. It is without doubt that the love
and respect that our audience has showered us with, serves as our inspiration. I'd like to thank
everyone who has supported our efforts. I hope you find something in your life that becomes
your source of inspiration and allows you to better enjoy the beauty of life itself."