After an underwhelming tenth season, our favourite thing from across the border looks set to shakeup things for its eleventh. The first episode of the Pakistani television music series Coke Studio premiers on August 10 while the number of episodes is yet to be announced.

The show revealed its list of artists for the upcoming season, performing the popular Faiz Ahmed Faiz nazm Hum Dekhenge. Originally recorded by Iqbal Bano, the promo manifests the nation’s political situation in the midst of ongoing general elections.

 

But before we speak about the new set of artists, big news comes in from behind the stage. Pakistani rock band Strings has stepped down as producers after four seasons in the role. They have been replaced by musician duo Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi this year.

As for the performers, a total of thirty-nine artists including eight bands, five duos and twenty-six solo artists have been listed on the show’s website. Better late than sorry, the show has also included a transgender duo in Lucky and Naghma, offering the LGBTQ community better representation for a change.

Other performers range from the veteran Abida Parveen to global heartthrob Momina Mustehasan. Check out the full list of artists below.

Ali Sethi
Humaira Arshad
Gul Panra
Rachel Viccaji
Asim Azhar
Asrar
Abrar-ul-Haq
Aima Baig
Abida Parveen
Shuja Haider
Sahir Ali Bagga
Momina Mustehsan
Ali Azmat
Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi
Sanwal Esakhelvi
Hasan Jahangir
Young Desi (Mufassir)
Lucky and Naghma
Haniya Aslam
Ahad Raza Mir
Natasha Baig
Zarsanga
Sounds of Kolachi
Chand Tara Orchestra
Mughal-E-Funk
The Sketches
Khumariyaan
Jimmy
L.U.G (Lyari UnderGround)
Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad
Krewella
Ariana and Amrina
Mishal Khawaja
Bloach Throat Musicians
Shamu Bai & Vishnu
Riaz Qadri and Ghulam Qadri
Bilal Khan
Jawad Ahmed
Elizabeth Rai

 

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