In my opinion, Coke Studio is one of the most brilliant projects that has taken place in Pakistan. For those who are not familiar with it; many of our most talented artists such as Strings, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Zafar, Ali Azmat, Ustad Hussain Baksh Gullo, Zeb & Haniya, and Sajid & Zeeshan have come together to be a part of this experience. These great artists have brought together a mixture of pop, rock, and alternative music from all over the country and have done some amazing live music together.
I think the best part of this entire project is that it’s not a competition between these artists; but instead, the purpose of Coke Studio is to bring the different Pakistani talents just to make music together.
I know that a lot of of my friends were not aware that Coke Studio even existed and I am assuming that there are a lot of Pakistanis who are settled abroad who are probably not familiar with this concept either.
Take out a few minutes and go to www.cokestudio.com.pk and check out the different performances by your most favorite Pakistani artists. The entire first season is online and the second season is apparently being recorded in Karachi right now.
Along with some of Rahat Fateh & Strings performances on the website, my most favorite one is Ali Zafar singing Allah Hoo with Ustad Gullo. He is brilliant and has done a damn good job. You can go to the Cokestudio link that I have provided above and find it over there or else you can check out the website below as well for this specific performance.