Last week, Coke Studio's kick-off was dominated by Atif Aslam's reinterpretation of 'Tajdar-e-Haram' that polarised the show's listeners. What has Episode 2 got in store for us?
A wedding theme, by the looks of it.
Young rockers Ali Zafar, Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Baloch join giants like Suraiya Khanum and Anwar Maqsood in this week's line-up.
Umair Jaswal and QB will perform a popular Punjabi duet 'Sammi Meri Waar', which is a Punjabi wedding highlight. The tune will be interwoven with flute and mandolin.
|Quratulain Baloch — Publicity photo|
Veteran singer Suraiya Khanum will sing the popular 'Chirya Da Chamba', a performance that will also feature a reading by Anwar Maqsood. The song will move gently on the beat of an earthen matka, and Anwar Maqsood's poem about the parting of a father and daughter at her wedding will move listeners.
|Suraiya Khanum and Anwar Maqsood. — Publicity photo|
However, Ali Zafar's track will provide a break in the wedding theme with his original song 'Rockstar', which is about a musician's journey in the industry. Ali will not only sing the song, he'll also be seen in three different avatars.
|Rizwan and Muazzam. — Publicity photo|
Qawaals Rizwan and Muazzam will provide their traditional touch with 'Sakal Ban', which is the kalaam of Amir Khusau.