Indian folk metal band Dymbur have released a new song with which they intend to raise awareness about child abuse and child labor in their native India.
The band have come up with their own unique sound which they call Khasi Thraat Folk Metal. The band name, Dymbur, is the Khasi word for fig tree. The Khasi people are an indigenous tribe, who live in the state of Meghalaya, which is in the north-eastern part of India. According to the band, the fig tree symbolizes “rebirth, progression and evolution, of victory after struggle, fresh leaves from old branches forming new shapes defining one of nature’s basic laws, the ability to regenerate and grow anew after a dry spell.”
According to the song’s lyrics (and the band’s research) 1.5 million children are forced into marriage each year and millions more are forced to work at a young age.
“We not only aim to raise awareness on the topic but also to raise funds for the non-profit organization which is based in Shillong, Meghalaya, India called ‘SPARK – Bringing Light to Lives’ which is a self-funded organization that is in dire need of financial aid.”
Below you can find ways to support SPARK and the children of India.
Bank Name: Bank of Baroda Account Name: SPARK Bringing Light to Lives Ac No: 43580100002128 IFSC Code: BARB0LAITUM (0 IS ZERO) Branch : Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
PayPal account: firstname.lastname@example.org