NEW MUSIC: FREE KABIR KALA MANCH – A LIST
As always strong in his opinions, A-list explains why he has chosen to ally with this perceived group of outlaws…
“I have followed the Kabir Kala Manch case closely for a while now. These are just protest poets, not naxals. ..
They fight with pens and microphones, not guns and bombs. As a protest musician myself, I feel a deep solidarity with them and felt the need to rap about the injustice they are facing….just like many rappers have made songs to express their desire to freeMumia-Abu Jamal in America.”
The delivery style is simpler and less detailed than his previous songs which adds emphasis on content, which we guess was the rappers intention.
A-List also takes the opportunity to take a dig at the Indian indie music scene, saying they stand for nothing, unlike Bob Dylan and Tupac who stood for principles…
“Please note there are no charges of violence,
It’s a cheap joke, we’ve largely been silent,
They sing of malnutrition and farmer suicides,
On that Bhagat Singh shit, this is martyr’s music right,
The real Bob Dylans, Tupacs of the nation,
While indie scene is just a simulation”
The song is freely available for download and like most of A-List’s tracks, it’s a stand-alone single for the cause. You can expect to see him perform it at upcoming open mics and protest concerts.
Listen to ‘Free Kabir Kala Manch’ below and let us know what you think about the track
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