The first episode of Coke Studio Season 9 is going on air on Saturday, August 13, 2016. It is featuring four songs including ‘Aaqa’ by Abida Parveen and Ali Sethi, ‘Sasu Mangey’ by Naseebo Lal and Umair Jaswal, “Aaja Re Moray Saiyaan” by Zeb Bangash, and ‘Jane Na Tu’ by Ali Khan. These songs are produced by Shuja Haider, Jaffer Zaidi, Shiraz Uppal andNoori respectively, following the multiple producer format introduced into Coke Studio for the first time this Season.
The Season was launched last week with the classic song, ‘Aye Rah-e-Haq Kay Shaheedo'. It was sung by all the artists who are featuring in this season. Originally sung by Naseem Begum, this song pays tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their today for our tomorrow. The song received huge response with over 8.5 million views and over 370,000 shares on Facebook, over 1.2 views on Youtube.
Ali Akbar, Director Marketing, Coca-Cola Pakistan, stated:
“We have promised that Season 9 will be the biggest and the boldest yet, and Coke Studio fans have already seen this from the launch song. Now the tempo will increase further with Episode 1 to be revealed both on digital and television the same day, and from then on its going to be increasing high excitement throughout the season, featuring as it does over 30 artists and 6 music directors for the first time, working under Strings as executive producers.”
The artists include Abida Parveen, Ahmed Jehanzeb, Ali Azmat, Ali Khan, Ali Sethi, Amjad Sabri, Asim Azhar, Basit Ali, Bina Raza, Damia Farooq, Faakhir Mehmood, Haroon Shahid, Jabbar Abbas, Javed Bashir, Junaid Khan, Kashif Ali, Masooma Anwar.
Meesha Shafi, Mehwish Hayat, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Momina Mustehsen, NaeemAbbas, Naseebo Lal, Natasha Khan, Nirmal, Noori, Quratullain Baloch, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rizwan Butt, Saieen Zahoor, Sanam Marvi, Sara Haider, Shahzad Nawaz, Shani, Shilpa Rao, Shiraz Uppal, Shuja Haider , Umair Jaswal and , Zeb Bangash, will also perform in Coke Studio Season 9.