Coke Studio Pakistan (Season 2)

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Coke Studio Pakistan (season 2)
Country of origin Pakistan
No. of episodes 5
Original release June 14 – August 14, 2009
Season chronology
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Season 1
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Season 3

The second season of the Pakistani music television series Coke Studio commenced airing on June 14, 2009 and ended on August 14, 2009 on Independence Day.[1] The second series of Coke Studio included notable differences from the first series, including the fact that the live audiences were excluded. The series also ran for longer, this time there were five episodes in total and in each episode there were five or more performances by the featuring artists. Rohail Hyatt returned as the executive producer along with Umber Hyatt as the producer of the show. This series also saw an increase in the number of musicians in the house band. The house band included, Asad Ahmed and Omran Shafique on guitars along with Kamran Zafar on bass guitars, two new members included Jaffar Zaidi on keyboards and Javed Iqbal on violin whereas Louis 'Gumby' Pinto returned on drums and on dholak was Sikander Inam. Other musicians included Natasha De Sousa and Saba Shabbir on backing vocals and on percussions were Babar Khanna, Waris 'Baloo' Ali and Zulfiq 'Shazee' Ahmed Khan.[2] This series also featured some well known guest musicians which included, sitar player Rakae Jamil, flutist Baqir Abbas, sarangi player Gul Mohammad, Gupreet Channa on tablas and Sadiq Sameer playing the rubab. Also, the second season featured Ali Zafar and Strings performing for the second time at Coke Studio as they were also part of the first season.[3]

The second season began on June 14, 2009 and ended on the Independence Day of Pakistan, August 14. Each episode was given an individual title and the title per episode were as followed; Individuality, Harmony, Equality, Spirit and Unity respectively.

List of performances[edit]

Episode # Date Artist(s) Song(s) Note
June 14, 2009 Saieen Zahoor
• Javed Bashir
Atif Aslam
Shafqat Amanat Ali
Zeb and Haniya
Aik Alif (featuring Noori)
Aj Latha Naeeo
Jal Pari
Saieen Zahoor and Noori performed a duet for the song Aik Alif, which is a Sufi poem by Bulleh Shah.
June 28, 2009 Shafqat Amanat Ali
Ali Zafar
Atif Aslam
Saieen Zahoor
Aankhon Kay Sagar
Janay Do
Kinara (featuring Riaz Ali Khan)
Atif Aslam and Riaz Ali Khan performed a duet for the song Kinara in the second episode.
July 12, 2009 Josh
Zeb and Haniya
Atif Aslam
Ali Zafar
Bari Barsi
Chal Diyay (featuring Javed Bashir)
Jo Meray
Wasta Pyar Da
Yaar Daddi
Zeb and Haniya and Javed Bashir performed a duet for the song Chal Diyay in the third episode.
Atif Aslam performed Wasta Pyar Da a rendition of the song Billie Jean to pay tribute to Michael Jackson.
July 26, 2009 Atif Aslam
• Riaz Ali Khan
Zeb and Haniya
Mai Ni Main
Saari Raat Jaga
Mahi Ve (featuring Shafqat Amanat Ali)
The last song of the episode Mahi Ve featured a duet by Josh and Shafqat Amanat Ali.
August 14, 2009 Arieb Azhar
Zeb and Haniya
Shafqat Amanat Ali
Ali Zafar
Atif Aslam
Rona Chor Dia (featuring Javed Bashir)
Kuch Ajab Khail
Nahi Re Nahi
Humain Kya Hua?
The final episode featured seven performances in one episode for the first time.
The final episode also featured two new artists, Strings (who also performed in season one) and Arieb Azhar.
Zeb and Haniya performed their second duet with classical singer Javed Bashir for the song Rona Chor Dia.

Coke Studio Special[edit]

Coke Studio Special is part of the Coke Studio video web blog series which included special features such as unreleased performances from the second season of the show. The first video blog was released on January 15, 2010 and the last video blog was released on May 16, 2010, on the YouTube channel of the show.

Episode # Date Artist(s) Song(s) Note
(Web Blog 1, Part 2)
February 1, 2010 Noori Saari Raat Jaga (Unedited Version) Saari Raat Jaga (Unedited Version) is a special feature released on Coke Studio's video web blog episode 1.
2 March 19, 2010 Gumby & Gupreet Channa Hung (Percussion Jam) Hung is a special feature released on Coke Studio's video web blog episode 2.
(Web Blog 3, Part 2)
May 16, 2010 Javed Bashir Aj Latha Naeeo (Extended Version) Aj Latha Naeeo (Extended Version) is a special feature released on Coke Studio's video web blog episode 3.


  1. ^ "Coke Studio Season 2 Episode 2". Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Coke studio season 2". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Coke Studio Season 2 Episode 3". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 

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