Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Protest Music

Several South Asian bands and artists have put out music that protests social and political injustice. Almost the entire output of bands such as the Asian Dub Foundation or Fun-Da-Mental is comprised of this type of music. Additionally, individual artists such as Karsh Kale and Haroon have put out songs that are critical of the ills in society. Ghazal singers have also recorded similar pieces, notable Iqbal Bano's rendering of Faiz Ahmad Faiz's "Hum daikhain gey".

I'd like to build a list of protest music from South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. If you know of this type of music, please post a comment. If you can supply full discographic information, that would be great.

Thanks for your help.

1 comment:

sabizak said...

Hey, thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I am so glad you commented and I was able to find my way to your blog. It looks very interesting.

Here are a few suggestions.

1)Inqalaab----Junoon

2)Bol Tujhay Kya Chaahiyay---Jawad Ahmed

3)Mr. Fraudiyay---Awaz

4) Maula---Vital Signs

5) Talaash---Junoon

6) Chand Se Chehron Pe---Rage (wouldnt quite call it a protest song but a socially aware one)

7) Beirut---Strings

8) Mujhay Roko----Noori (unreleased but used to be available on the net)

9)Maeray Loag---Noori

10) Ooncha---Noori