Gaana Hazaro, the best protest music

 

With Anna Hazare shuttling in an out of jail like a crazy ball, the country has been riding the waves of protest music. In respect (and a modicum amount of ridicule) towards our Desi Dylans, we bring to you in an easy to understand five point list format: India’s Protest Music!


Hindustan: Abhaey Jetty.Singh

Being An Ode to India Protesting the Cancer of Corruption, is sung by Abhaey Singh and Shibani Kashyap.

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Its quite nice really, with an interplay of male and female voices ( which according to more than one youtube commenter is sublime.) The jugalbandi style song goes on for an insane six minutes, extolling the virtues of India, and how we are being generally obnoxious and destructive about it. (fie for shame, sir) 

It IS quite nice, really. 

But with this, one often wonders, who is writing the songs combating the Inflammed Gall Bladder of nepotism, and the Appendicitis of smelly people in public transport?

India Against Corruption Feat. VOOFA

VOOFA is a hindi rapper dude, who is based in Canada. 

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This song is an intense rap and breaks in into a ‘hah, hah’ refrain, which sounds similar to an obese man on a treadmill. It is very patriotic and swadeshi and all that, with brutal Angrez-bashing that we so revel in. At one point in the rap, he totally loses it and starts talking about black pride. (Umm. Why? ) 

Nice if you’re drunk. With patriotism, of course.

Dil Pukare: Akhilesh from Patna

The singer is a dude from Patna, and as far is I can tell he seems to be just a dude with a daddyesque moustache who penned an anti-corruption song.