Coke Studio Season 6 [Complete Artist List]

Coke Studio Season 6 Launch

Coca-Cola Pakistan proudly announces the return of Pakistan’s most anticipated music platform, Coke Studio, at an acclaimed press conference where as sixth season of exciting talent, diverse musical influences and dynamic performances will be aired October 2013.

This years’ Coke Studio voyage will witness a fusion of Eastern, Western and regionally inspired music for which the platform has come to be renowned. However, this season goes deeper in its journey, exploring the international heritage of popular local music genres, tracing these global influences that have left an indelible impact on Pakistan’s national and cultural musical identity. To that end, Coke Studio’s cross-genre Pakistani musical talent will be joined by international musicians trained in both contemporary, and traditional instrumentation.

Hosted by media personality Anoushey Ashraf, the press conference was opened by a musical rendition of the National Anthem followed by a minute of silence in remembrance of the Peshawer bombing and Balochistan earthquake victims. A video recapturing the essence and influence of the past 5 seasons of Coke Studio was screened thereafter, following which the host invited Rizwan U. Khan, General Manager of Coca-Cola Pakistan and John Seward, General Manager of Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) onto the stage. An exclusive Season 6 session preview, featuring Muazzam Ali Khan and Fariha Pervez titled ‘Jogi’ was also screened for all the attendees. Anoushey then invited participating talent from Coke Studio Season 6 on stage after which Rizwan U. Khan and John Seward unveiled a limited edition commemorative coffee-table book as conceived, compiled and published by Markings, titled “Coke Studio – Sound of the Nation” – a vibrant visual journey that charters the cultural, social and emotional impact of a music platform that has regaled Pakistani and international audiences for over five years. As then explained by Rizwan U. Khan while addressing the audience, Coca-Cola continues to champion the belief that music has the power to bring people closer and that Coke Studio specifically, continues to transcend ethnic, age and cultural barriers and to influence positive change. Anoushey then introduced and invited on stage Mr & Mrs. Tawab from Rising Sun Institute, a not-for-profit organization for special children, which has been supported consistently by Coca-Cola, to recognize and indeed thank them for their pioneering contribution towards special education in Pakistan. The event was managed by R-Team with Public Relations by Lotus.

Speaking about Coke Studio, Rizwan U. Khan, General Manager of Coca-Cola Pakistan stated,

“At Coca-Cola we pride ourselves on being on the forefront of new and dynamic innovations, and we can say with confidence that Coke Studio is precisely that. With this season Coke Studio embraces, and espouses an even more global identity, fusing it in harmony with Pakistan’s heritage. We all look forward to bringing another groundbreaking season of Coke Studio to the nation.”

In this evolutionary step, Coke Studio Season 6 will incorporate global music influences spanning from Fez, Morocco to the Balkans, the Ottoman, and Kathmandu, Nepal. With the added dimension to its sixth season, Coke Studio endevours to make Pakistani music more accessible to a global audience, while at the same time encouraging international artists to adopt, and integrate Pakistani music influences into their own compositions.

Coke Studio Season 6 has been recorded, and shot in 8 different countries with the input from close to 3,000 people who were involved in creating the show.

Coke Studio Season 6 features the following artists: Abrar-ul-Haq, Alamgir, Ali Azmat, Asad Abbas, Atif Aslam, Ayesha Omar, Fariha Pervez, Muazzam Ali Khan, Rostam Mirlashari, Rustam Fateh Ali Khan, Saeen Zahoor, Sanam Marvi, Sumru Ağıryürüyen, Umair Jaswal, Zara Madani, Zeb and Haniya, and Zoe Viccaji.

The Coke Studio house band for Season 6 features Asad Ahmed on guitars, Babar Ali Khanna on dholak, Jaffer Zaidi on keyboards, Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar on bass, Louis ‘Gumby’ Pinto on drums, Sikandar Mufti on percussions, and drums, Omran Shafique on guitars, and Zoe Viccaji and Rachel Viccaji on backing vocals.

Coke Studio Season 6 will also feature guest musicians from Italy, Morocco, Nepal, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey.

Coke Studio Season 6 will be aired on 40 channels across Pakistan this year.




Akhtar Nadeem
Muhammed Asif
Adrian J Permal
Kamal Khan

Steadicam Operator

Faraz Alam

Steadicam Assistant


Jib Operator

Naweed Alam

Jib Assistants

Abdul Qadir

BTS Cameraman

Faraz Iqbal
Osman Rafiq
Adrian J Permal

BTS Audio

Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey
Zohaib Kazi

Technical Assistants

Muhammad Asif Pervaiz
Danish Khan

Technical consultant

Muhammad Saifullah

Technical support – Lights

Crew Films
Shadab Sound

Technical Support – LEDS

Muhammad Saifullah

IT Networking & System Management

Danish khan

Ground Support

R- Team


Lotus Client Management and Public Relations

Media Agency

Starcom Mediavest Group

Creative Agency


Web Team

Creative Chaos

Hair & Makeup

Nida and Anum of Tariq Amin
Ilyas of NPRO for Atif Aslam

Photo Management

Danish Khan & Shayaan Meer


Humayun M at 18% Grey
Rachel Viccaji

Lyrical Consultant

Asim Raza


Zahra Sabri & Asim Raza

Social Media Manager

Faraz Saeed Meer

Project Accountant



Gul Hameed

Editorial Supervisor

Shahana Khan Khalil

Project Coordinator

Shayaan Saeed Meer

Assistant Producer – Behind-The-Scenes

Shahana Khan Khalil

Editor – Behind-The-Scenes

Raheel Qureshi

Producer – Behind-The-Scenes

Adrian J.Permal

Video Editor

Muhammad Bilal

Audio Engineer

Bilal Iftikhar

Operations Manager

Zohaib Kazi

Music Content Associate

Zara Madani

International Production Manager

Shahana Khan Khalil

Project Manager

Umnia J. Iftikhar

Video Producer

Kamal Khan

Produced by

Rohail Hyatt

Recorded & Produced at

Frequency Media Pvt. Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan



Sound Engineer

Fabio Venturi

2nd Engineer & ProTools Engineer

Davide Palmiotto

Assistant Manager

Fausto Ielpo

Studio Manager

Roberta Ferrari

Rehearsal Studio

Studio Sette. Rome, Italy

Forum Music Village Studio Sessions

Sound Engineer

Davide Palmiotto

Assistant Engineer

Fausto Ielpo

Studio Manager

Roberta Ferrari

Video Producers

Paolo Barberi,
Gabriele Gianni


Antonio Scappatura

Camera Operators

Luca Bellino
Francesco Di Pierro
Adriano Mestichella
Davide Maldi
Riccardo Russo
Domenico D’Arrigo

Crane Operators

Giastin Capuano
Thomas Proietti Rocchi

Behind The Scenes Camera Operators

Francesco Cassarà
Enrico Farro
Shahana Khan Khalil


Daniele Spanò


Shawn Landersz


Marino Margiotta
Massimo Margiotta


Alessandra Ribis

Recorded at

Forum Music Village Studios Rome, Italy


Organization – Supreme Tracks

Jovan Šatrić
Željko Gaković

Audio Technicians

Senior Sound Engineer – Saša Janković
Sound Engineer – Milan Prokop
Pro Tools operator & Sound Engineer – Igor Bulović
Pro Tools operator – Bojana Tomašević
Pro Tools operator – Ana Marija Srejić

Video Producer

Andrija Dabić


Dimitrije Joković

Camera Operators

Ivan Grujić
Nemanja Petković
Raša Radović
Nenad Radmilac
Marko Marić
Goran Kovačević
Petar Vujanić
Vladimir Ilić
Marko Gligorijević

Behind The Scenes Camera

Tomo Vukadinović
Marija Vukeljić
Shahana Khan Khalil


Marko Cvetkovic
Bojan Stanojevic

Dolly Operator

Zlatko Milanović

Jib Operator

Vladimir Bojković


Branislav Pecaranin
Aleksandar Božić

Make up

Biljana Gaković
Maja Radaković

Recorded at

Studio Pink & Studio R88, Belgrade, Serbia


Line Producer

Olgun Arun

Unit Manager

Çetin Güven


Zekeriya Kurtuluş

Camera Operators

Emrah Açar, Alper Arslan

Jib Operator

Hakan Bulut

Behind The Scenes Camera

Berk Kurt
Shahana Khan Khalil

Camera Assistant

Erhan Başol

Sound Engineer

Jan Peridar

Sound Consultant

Ulaş Ağce


Fırat Erez


Necla Kızıldere


Ayhan Kale, Fatih Yılmaz, Koray Işın, Ozan Demirel

Recorded at

Imaj Studios, Istanbul, Turkey


Video Producer

Adnan Malik


Shahbaz Hamid Shigri

2nd Camera

Adnan Malik

Recording Engineer

Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey

Coordination Assistants

Anil Gandharba & Ram Lal Gandharba


Video Producer & DOP

Kamal Khan

Recording Engineer

Bilal Iftikhar

Coordination Assistant

Neaz Mahmud Roni

Special Thanks

Hillside Resort – Bandarban, Chittagong, Bangladesh


Video Producer & DOP

Kamal Khan

Recording Engineer

Bilal Iftikhar


Faouzi Skali – Director General, Fondation Esprit de Fes
Zeyba Rahman – Director Asia & North America, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music
Adrian Gianforti – Communications, Asia & North America, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

Special Thanks

Riad La Maison Bleue, Fes, Morocco

Recorded at

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, Fes, Morocco

More information on Coke Studio Season 6 can be accessed from its official website and from its Facebook page. Detailed schedule of the Season will be released on October 6, 2013.

Photo Courtesy: Ahmed Ali Butt

Coke Studio Season 6 Artists