When Laden and Obama feature in Punjabi song by African students, via Jalandhar!
The real att and ciraaa is back and how. Wearing t-shirts with Osama Bin Laden’s face on it, Jalandhar’s African boys, who shot to fame with their cover of Diljit Dosanjh’s Patiala Peg, have now released another cover - this time in collaboration with Jassi Gill.punjab Updated: Sep 27, 2016 23:42 IST
The real African tadka is back, and how. Wearing T-shirts with Osama bin Laden’s face on them, Jalandhar’s African boys who shot to fame with their cover of Diljit Dosanjh’s Patiala Peg have released another cover -- this time in collaboration with Jassi Gill. Their newly released ‘Laden’ video has been produced by Speed Records.
Released on September 4, the video has already amassed more than 780,000 lakh views on YouTube. The boys, in highly-accented Punjabi, sing “Jehra bomb sutt maar duga, balliye/Tera baapu hai Laden taan nahi.” A loose translation: “He won’t throw a bomb and kill/Your father is no Laden."
The rap part of the song even says “Tera bapu hai Laden , taan mera hai Obama (If your father is Laden, then mine is Barack Obama)!”
The video even shows a toy plane hitting the World Trade Centre twin towers, a reminder of the 9/11 attack.
Gill, singer of the original song which has more than 20 million views on YouTube, also makes an appearance in the three-minute video.
Watch it here:
First Published: Sep 27, 2016 13:40 IST