Singing The Songs Of Defiance

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Singing The Songs Of Defiance

THE OPENING frame is especially evocative. As a fire burns in the foreground, a man silhouetted against the twilight sky plays a lilting tune on his flute. A blink later, words on the screen locate the song (and hence, the music video) within a tribal movement fighting bauxite mining in Kasipur, Orissa. There is not a moment to spare as KP Sasi’s Gaon Chhodab Nahin (Will not leave the village) recounts the journey of destruction that the country‚Äôs tribals are facing in the name of development. In just over five minutes, the music video captures the layers of complexity that has gripped the nation today.

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From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 23, Dated June 12, 2010

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