NEW DELHI: Doordarshan is to telecast eight episodes of Coke
Studio Season 3 from this weekend on its national channel.
The telecast of the first episode on Doordarshan will be on
18 August from 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Coke Studio is being shared
by MTV, where it will be aired one day earlier from this evening.
As a concept, Coke Studio is a confluence of diverse music
genres, both vocal and instrumental, from traditional eastern
to modern western and from regional to folk. It embodies a
musical fusion of exciting elements and diverse influences.
Bringing alive the magic of live recordings and performances.
Coke Studio will focus on showcasing diversity and innovation
through eight unique episodes, with different producers and
The season will among others feature Amit Trivedi, Clinton
Cerejo, Hitesh Sonik and Papon, Ram Sampat, Salim- Sulaiman,
Aman- Ayan and Devika, RDB, GV Prakash, Vijay Prakash, Maati
Bani, and the legendary A R Rahman.
Coke Studio promises to bring alive a magical experience for
the music lovers by dwelling on "PURE" Innovation
to offer a musical concoction.
The new season was launched by Sukhwinder Singh, lyricist
Prasoon Joshi, Papon, Salim-Sulaiman, AR Rahman, Clinton Cerejo,
Hishesh Soni, and Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan
and Sidhartha Malhotra.
Rahman unveiled his Song "Zariya", a Coke Studio
anthem, which will be available on Coke Studio's website.
A song from this season, "Bismillah" also became
available on the website on the occasion of Eid. The song
has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman.
"Jagaao Mere Des" by Rahman and written by
Prasoon Joshi, went live on Independence Day.