Coke Studio PH Homecoming Grand Launch

by - September 14, 2018

Ever since I can remember, I always equate a Coke commercial with memorable music, one that you can sing along time and again. The first Coca Cola song that I can clearly remember is Lilet’s “Tomorrow’s People,” remembering those hundreds of teens all over the world singing it always brought goosebumps all over. Over the years, each Coke TVC is a most-awaited one like the “Sana” performed by Nikki Gil as she hands over bottles of Coke with a smile while singing an inspiring message.  

Indeed, music and Coca-Cola always come together and it hasn’t change over the years. Last year, Coke presented the Coke Studio, a platform where Filipino musicians both veteran and new showcased their talents as well as collaborate with other artists. The Coke Studio became a home for OPM and empowered young Filipinos’ love for our music.

In line with the Company’s thrust to empower the youth and to continue and strengthen this legacy, Coca-Cola is once again tapping the youth love for music through Coke Studio Homecoming. Coca-Cola connects to Filipino teens once again as Coke Studio PH returns to make them feel at home with the familiar sounds of OPM, giving them an avenue to show their love and support for local music.  

For its second season, Coke Studio PH also further establishes itself as a hub of Pinoy talent, as it introduces a stellar line-up of local and international Filipino artists across various genres.

While the previous season brought together veteran artists and budding musicians, Coke Studio Homecoming calls Filipino artists who have shared their talents to the world to return to their roots and bridges them with homegrown talents who have yet to stand on the international stage.  

The launch of Coke Studio Homecoming last September 1, 2018 held at the World Trace Ccenter revealed the exciting line-up of artists for the Coke Studio Homecoming. Among the Season 2 artists are funk-rock band IV of Spades, spoken word artist Juan Miguel Severo, rapper Shanti Dope, hip-hop and R&B artist Quest, Filipina K-Pop sensation Kriesha Chu, singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre, Fil-Am acoustic/pop singer and YouTube personality AJ Rafael, DJ Patty Tiu, alternative/indie band December Avenue, 22-year-old actor/singer Khalil Ramos, all-around performer Sam Concepcion, multi-awarded singer KZ Tandingan, nine-piece Filipino folk-pop band Ben&Ben, and a surprise artist!

Each episode of the season will focus on the artists’ own stories of homecoming – whether to their homeland, to a memory, or a person – a place or moment where they truly feel they belong. 

From this colorful mix of talented Filipino singers and bands, Coke Studio Homecoming will feature groundbreaking collaborations between artists, as well as unique renditions of their songs, each a reflection of what coming home means to them.

During the launch, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Marketing Stephan Czypionka announced, “We received such an overwhelming response during the first season of Coke Studio PH and this really inspired us to work harder this second season and explore ways to take it further. Last year, Coke Studio became a home for OPM and now we want to continue and strengthen that legacy, making sure that the younger generation and the new line-up of artists can feel that same sense of belonging.”

While uniting teens through music, Coca-Cola takes it a step further by enabling them to do their part for a greater cause. This year, Coca-Cola announced an industry-first goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sell globally by 2030—a goal in line with the Company’s vision of a World Without Waste. This is why during all Coke Studio events, Coca-Cola encourages teens to deposit their PET bottles in designated recycling bins.  The Coke Studio TuneCycle, a stationary bicycle that also grinds PET bottles, will also be a staple in Coke Studio events. These ground PET bottles will later on be turned into eco-bricks.

It was also during the event that Coke surprised its audience with a mash up of iconic Coca-Cola songs, Tomorrow’s People and Sana performed by Coke Ambassadors Lilet, Nikki Gil, and Abra.

Catch all seven episodes of Coke Studio Homecoming, as well as its Christmas special, every Sunday, starting September 16 on ABS-CBN at 11:15 a.m. and on the official YouTube Channel ( There are plenty of mash-ups, covers, and surprises in store so stay tuned and let the sounds of OPM call you home!

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