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Jan Samwaad: Urban Folk Music

Jan Samwaad: Urban Folk Music is an event that took place on 03-Jan-2015 in Hyderabad.
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  • Venue
    Lamakaan (2.5 km)
    In The Lane Adjacent To CBay, Opposite GVK One, Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad • Telephone: 96427-31329
  • Date/Time
    6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Type
  • Price
    Entry: Rs. 100 (includes chai & samosa)
  • Contact
    Faiz Ahmed, at 77995-94348
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A faculty at The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), a musician, a composer, a poet, and a social activist, Negi's music fits into the genre of urban folk engaging the audience into social and political issues plaguing our society and our times. These renditions, written, composed and sung by him are simple in form yet profound in essence.

The compositions are a melange of personal and social issues encouraging the audience to ponder over some fundamental, stereotypical and preconceived societal concerns. Through this music he strikes conversations with the masses on questions whether it is worth spending the entire life trying to find God,the "eternal" or "divine" without lending attention to the issues that we face in our daily life.

A mixed bag of songs that touch upon a variety of social predicaments, be it the very relevant issue of illegal and unjust land acquisition from a farmer whose life is but synonymous to drudgery, to the quest of a newly married innocent young girl to find a sojourn for herself as she embarks upon an endless journey of responsibilities and expectations. The hopelessness and despair that is so marked of today's common man and his experiences owing to a variety of issues is something that genuinely concerns him. It is in this wake of despondency that the listeners are egged to rethink if the efforts to find an "external" source of peace or power are worthwhile at all. Recognizing the need to restore communal harmony in a society with disintegrating values, he seeks to challenge the motives of the perpetrators of communal hatred who still exist among us, more so as they are positioned in the power centre now.

Along this journey he uses the "traditional", but yes, only to question the "traditional" and employ the "typical" to disengage from it and look at the "atypical", sharing his thoughts through his music in Hindi, English and Spanish.
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