Revolutions are not isolated, sporadic events. Over the millennium, their power and ideas have been propagated through poems, newspapers, books and also music. And something quite similar may have started now.
The upheaval over Jawaharlal Nehru University and its students has dominated the country over the past week, creating a widely divided debate. While people take sides and try to muster as many more possible, one person has struck upon a rather interesting idea -- JNU students chants converted into a dubstep song.
Chandigarh-based musician, Siddharth Sharma, or Dub Sharma as he calls himself on YouTube, released ‘Azadi’ three days ago on his channel.
The song is special because though it starts with the familiar chants of Kanhaiya Kumar and other students and supporters from JNU: ‘Azaadi! Bukhmari se, azaadi! Sanghwad se, azaadi! Samrajwad se...’, it soon starts playing to the tune of thick dubstep beats.
A Punjabi singer also hits out notes that roughly translate to: ‘Rust will eat your cage and the bird will fly away’.
On the merit of its music and as an entertainer, Azadi is pretty spectacular. Though its raked up a modest 12,000 views at the moment, the comments are flying in thick on YouTube.
Siddharth says that he belongs to no political ideology, but connects with the chants and that he agrees with what Kanhaiya has said, reports IBNLive. “I think, having technical freedom and having true freedom are two different things. These chants point towards true freedom. I believe in true freedom so I just tried to amplify it with music,” he added.
So, what do you think about it? Does it pump you blood or not?