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Coke Studio Pakistan set to feature transgender singers in historic line-up

Trans singers Naghma and Lucky were seen in the first teaser for Season 11

Ujjainee Roy @UjjaineeRoy 24 July 2018, 4:32 PM
Take a bow, Coke Studio 11. It's woke-ness at its best

Take a bow, Coke Studio 11. It's woke-ness at its best Image: Twitter

Season 11 of Coke Studio Pakistan might just be its lit-est yet. From female-led Pakistani EDM bands to underground bands, the musical reality show is stepping it up in woke-ness, as it will also feature two transgender singers in its upcoming season.

The show features celebrated and budding names from the music scene, and this year's line-up boasts of names such as Abida Parveen, Momina Mustehsan, Ali Sethi and Shuja Haider.

Pakistani trans singers, Naghma and Lucky, will also be a part of the show. They were also a part of the show's first teaser which was released recently, and celebrates 'One Nation, One Spirit, One Sound — celebrating unity in diversity'.

The first look of the new season is receiving rave reviews as it features the singers perform to the popular Urdu nazm (a genre of Urdu poetry) Hum Dekhenge, by Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Coke Studio Pakistan, which started in 2007, enjoys an enormous fandom, and is being lauded for its LGBTQ-inclusivity after the diverse line-up for Season 11 was released.

Naghma and Lucky have been associated with music for several years, and Naghma has reportedly worked in Pakistani theatre and films for more than 20 years.

The other names worth looking out for would be Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf's EDM band Krewell, which has garnered international fame, Pakistani rap group Lyari Underground, fusion/funk band Mughal-E-Funk and Pashto music band Khumariyaan.

Some of the returning favourites would be Ali Azmat, Abrar-Ul-Haq, Aima Baig, The Sketches, Jimmy Khan, Gul Panra, and more.

Coke Studio Pakistan Season 11 is set to kick off from August 10.

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