Coke Studio@MTV, is an Indian television series featuring live music performances. 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 @MTV Season 3 will focus on showcasing diversity and innovation through eight unique episodes, with different producers and incredible musicians.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.
An amazing amalgamation of Samantha’s soulful and deep vocal with Sona’s full-blooded desi texture, brings an exuberant joy to this beautiful “Gospel-Qawwali ” track. A celebration of “Unconditional Love” & also a master-class in fusing opposing styles of music & vocals, Dum Dum Andar is sure to leave you feeling upbeat![toggle style=”closed” title=”Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 – Episode 2, Dum Dum Andar – Ram Sampath, Sona Mohapatra & Samantha Edwards”] [/toggle]
One of the most interesting collaborations to ever come up on Coke Studio @ MTV, is this crazy mix-up of two completely different worlds — Bhanvari Devi’s traditional, power house Rajasthani vocals, fuses with Hard Kaur’s scorching rap on her personal life journey displaying her genuine rapping skills. The end product is a burst of energy, unlike anything you’ve heard before. Two outlaws from two different universes come together in this Ram Sampath song to celebrate freedom, rebellion & belonging.[toggle style=”closed” title=”Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 – Episode 2, ‘Kattey’ – Ram Sampath, Bhanvari Devi, Hard Kaur”] [/toggle]
Referencing some of his influential past work, Ram Sampath introduces a re-invention of his song ‘Souls on Parade’, from his former rock-band Colorblind. Aditi Singh Sharma brings passion & power to her vocal, which is teamed with Usri’s Bengali folksy vocals on a traditional Bengali “Chatka” from the hills which celebrates feminine beauty.[toggle style=”closed” title=”Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 – Episode 2, Sundari Komola – Ram Sampath, Usri Banerjee & Aditi Singh Sharma”] [/toggle]
A song that was originally sung by courtesans of yore, the Devdaasi’s, Paiyada is sensual, seductive & full of yearning. This traditional Padam was however never recorded throughout history & has only been passed down from teacher to disciple. Featuring the gargantuan talent of Aruna Sairam, this powerful production by Ram Sampath is sure to be one of the surprises of this year’s Coke Studio @ MTV — for its deep rooted history, as well as unique presentation, flamenco influenced acoustic Lute, Dobro, Cajun, Clarinet & a meditative-style vocal.[toggle style=”closed” title=”Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 – Episode 2, Paiyada – Ram Sampath, Padma Shri Aruna Sairam”]
Always known to bring a powerful voice & a unique, original flavour to every song — Sona does exactly that on this upbeat & complex Ram Sampath composition based on the poetry of the 13th century iconoclast Hazrat Amir Khusro about love, freedom, devotion and abandon. The song fuses Hindustani, Folk and Afro beat music to create a hybrid world sound without any electronics.[toggle style=”closed” title=”Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 – Episode 2, Piya Se Naina – Ram Sampath, Sona Mohapatra”] [/toggle]
This song celebrates one of India’s Greatest mythological Super Heroes — Durga in the form Mahishasura Mardini. The traditional prayer — Mahishasura Mardini Stotram celebrating Shakti leads to Bulleh Shah’s epic love kalaam re-rendered in an intense progressive rock groove. The amalgamation of two unique & powerful voices in Aruna Sairam & Sona Mohapatra, creates a completely unique soundscape and elevates this stunning production by Ram Sampath.[toggle style=”closed” title=”Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 – Episode 2, Aigiri Nandini – Ram Sampath, Padma Shri Aruna Sairam & Sona Mohapatra”] [/toggle]