Chai Time Concert: SandTunes and Rap & Reason

Bhugra Khan Manganiar and Children of the Manganiar and Langa communities, Mc Artslord

SATURDAY, 04, DECEMBER

04:40 PM - 05:00 PM IST

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This Chai Time Concert brought together performances of two very different genres that stir our emotions; highlighting the strength of community and music passed down the ages, as well as the power of lyrics through the voice of the individual.

The children of the Manganiar and Langa communities rendered songs in their inter-generational folk styles, with lyrics that were rich in stories ranging from heroism to devotion, set to a distinctive style of vocal singing accompanied by instrumental music of Rajasthan’s rich artistic traditions.

Dharavi-based Kalaivanan Kannan aka Mc Artslord’s performance was a display of striking rap lyricism in Tamizh. Moving beyond the beats on which his bars are laid, his lyrics reflect a collective consciousness – a sonic uprising, a provocation that speaks to the systemic issues we find ourselves surrounded by today.

ARTSLORD

BHUGRA KHAN MANGANIAR