Atif Aslam & Strings To Be Featured On MTV Unplugged

July 31, 2011

Atif Aslam and Strings are all-set to perform acoustic sessions in the Indian edition of MTV Unplugged, an acclaimed music series.

The Indian version of MTV Unplugged, an acoustic performance show, which features stripped-down, intimate live sets of popular artists, will go on floors in August. Unplugged which is a follow up of Coke Studio @ MTV will feature two Pakistani artists Atif Aslam and Strings, apart from other Indian artists such as Rabbi Shergill, Shilpa Rao, Indian Ocean and Euphoria.

The concept behind the Unplugged series is that musicians will be re-interpreting their original songs

Zeb and Haniya: Live music is a problem in Pakistan

MTV India‘s new music show called “MTV Roots” is a weekly show featuring artists/bands of South Asian origin from around the world. The launch episode of MTV Roots featured music videos of various South Asian artists including Mekaal Hasan Band. The main idea behind the show is to promote the bands of South Asia that are not so popular in India.

Zeb and Haniya who is soon going to be seen on MTV Roots, on the World Music Day, had a chat with their fans on MTV India’s twitter.

For all those who missed this fun-filled interaction, here are the excerpts:

Q: Which Indian artist do you listen to?

Haniya: “I’ve listen to a lot of Indian music. R.D. Burman, S.D. Burman, Madan Mohan right upto Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy!”

Coke Studio @ MTV is NOT About Bollywood Music

May 4, 2011

As the news of Coke Studio @ MTV (India) hit the media, a lot Coke Studio fans frowned upon the news thinking that the Coke Studio @ MTV will be offering Bollywood music to the fans. From what we have heard, that’s far from true.

Coke Studio @ MTV looks forward to preserve the original essence of the show with 3 classical/folk/indie acts in every episode of the debut season of the extremely popular TV show. I have personally never been a great fan of mainstream Indian music, which is why this blog sticks to delivering content about Pakistani music only, but I really expect  the Coke Studio @ MTV to be indifferent, unique and awesome.

Ali Zafar to Perform at Coke Studio @ MTV (India)? Seems Like!

May 4, 2011

We have just revealed a list of 12 artists who are confirmed to play at the Coke Studio @ MTV (India) but there are a few which still haven’t been disclosed to us. Ali Zafar is not one of the featured artists of Pakistani Coke Studio Season 4 but that doesn’t stop him from performing at the Coke Studio @ MTV, does it?

We have found out that Ali Zafar’s management is in talks with the the management of Coke Studio @ MTV which may mean Zafar may actually be part of the debut season of the popular TV show which has its roots in Pakistan.

12 Artists Confirmed for Coke Studio @ MTV (India)

May 4, 2011

Coke Studio @ MTV (India) has been swinging at the full pace and we’re getting frequent updates as much as multiple times a day. We have just received a list of twelve artists who have been confirmed to perform in the first season of Coke Studio @ MTV.

As reported earlier, the first season will begin with Shafqat Amanat Ali’s “Akhiyan”. Other confirmed artists include Shruti Pathak, Advaita, Shankar Mahadevan, Raghu Dixit, Kailash Kher, Wadali Bros, Sabri Bros, Shaan, Papon (from Assam), Sanjeev T & KK.