Coke Studio Post Event Report and Official Pictures

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Coke Studio Season 6 - Artists[Lahore: 02nd October 2013] Coca-Cola Pakistan proudly announced the return of the nations’ 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, Season 6 will incorporate global music influences spanning from Fes, Morocco, to the Balkans, the Ottoman, and Kathmandu, Nepal. With this added dimension to its sixth season, Coke Studio endeavours 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 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, Saieen Zahoor, Sanam Marvi, Sumru Ağıryürüyen, Umair Jaswal, Zara Madani, Zeb & Haniya and Zoe Viccaji.

The Coke Studio house band for Season 6 features Asad Ahmed on guitar, 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 guitar and Zoe Viccaji and Rachel Viccaji on backing vocals.

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

COKE STUDIO SEASON 6 

CREDITS :

PAKISTAN

Cameramen

Akhtar Nadeem

Muhammed Asif

Adrian J Permal

Kamal Khan

Steadicam Operator

Faraz Alam

Steadicam Assistant

Arsalan

Jib Operator

Naweed Alam

Jib Assistants

Mubeen

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 

PR

Lotus Client Management and Public Relations 

Media Agency

Starcom Mediavest Group 

Creative Agency

SOHO 

Web Team

Creative Chaos 

Hair & Makeup

Nida and Anum of Tariq Amin

Ilyas of NPRO for Atif Aslam 

Photo Management

Danish Khan & Shayaan Meer 

Photographers

Humayun M at 18% Grey

Rachel Viccaji 

Lyrical Consultant

Asim Raza

Translations

Zahra Sabri & Asim Raza

Social Media Manager

Faraz Saeed Meer 

Project Accountant

Ameenullah 

Spotboys

Gul Hameed

Nasir

Ayaz

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 


ITALY 

For the “L’ORCHESTRA DI PIAZZA VITTORIO” Session

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

DOP – 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

Scenographer

Daniele Spanò

Photographer

Shawn Landersz

Lighting

Marino Margiotta

Massimo Margiotta

Make-Up

Alessandra Ribis

Recorded at Forum Music Village Studios Rome, Italy

 

SERBIA 

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

DOP – 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

Photographers

Marko Cvetkovic

Bojan Stanojevic

Dolly Operator – Zlatko Milanović

Jib Operator – Vladimir Bojković

Lighting

Branislav Pecaranin

Aleksandar Božić

Make up

Biljana Gaković

Maja Radaković

Recorded at Studio Pink & Studio R88, Belgrade, Serbia 

 

TURKEY 

Line Producer – Olgun Arun

Unit Manager – Çetin Güven

DOP – 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 Constultant – Ulaş Ağce

Photographer – Fırat Erez

Make-up – Necla Kızıldere

Transfer – Ayhan Kale, Fatih Yılmaz, Koray Işın, Ozan Demirel 

Recorded at Imaj Studios, Istanbul, Turkey

  

NEPAL 

Video Producer – Adnan Malik

DOP – Shahbaz Hamid Shigri

2nd Camera – Adnan Malik

Recording Engineer – Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey

Coordination Assistants – Anil Gandharba & Ram Lal Gandharba 

 

BANGLADESH 

Video Producer & DOP – Kamal Khan

Recording Engineer – Bilal Iftikhar

Coordination Assistant – Neaz Mahmud Roni

Special Thanks – Hillside Resort – Bandarban, Chittagong, Bangladesh


MOROCCO 

Video Producer & DOP – Kamal Khan

Recording Engineer – Bilal Iftikhar

 

Coordination
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

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