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Indian Folk Metal Band Dymbur Release New Song Raising Awareness About Child Abuse In India

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.

NATIONAL DONATIONS:
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.

Email: spark.ssg10@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS:
PayPal account: dymbur@yahoo.com


Ailaan: Music From The Farmers Protests (Video)

This article was originally published by The Indian Culture Forum and republished here with permission.

The farmers have shaken the government with their protests, now continuing for over three months. They’ve challenged the regime with their blockades, sit-ins, marches, as much as they have with their songs and music. This is not new. Historically, agrarian movements such as Tebhaga have given us a rich tradition of music that articulates farmers’ struggle, resolve, and demands.

Ongoing protests are no different as songs in solidarity have been produced in hundreds, adding a contemporary zing to traditional forms, creating new musical interventions, and standing up against the regime that has tried to censor them deploying all its auxiliaries. This episode of Waqt ki Awaz, in solidarity with the protesting farmers, is a tribute to the poetry and music from the farmers protests.

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Song Of The Day: Fist Up By Armaan Yadav

For any hiphop artist getting started in the rap game, it is a great feat to make it to Sway Calloway’s radio show Sway In The Morning. During the pandemic, Sway started giving rappers and lyricists from around the world a chance to step onto his virtual stage and show their talents. One of these rappers comes all the way from India and his name is Armaan Yadav. We here at Shouts are familiar with Armaan as we have been following his protest rap for a while.

Armaan seems to always feel compelled to pen down words about the injustice he constantly witnesses in his home country of India, which he then shares with the rest of the world. For the outside world, it is a great thing; that there are artists that journal what is going on so we can all become more informed, more empathetic humans.

Armaan’s latest offering is a full steam protest tune available for anyone looking for some energy boost during their resistance.

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