Protest and Politics – Modi! Modi!

This is the second sound reimagination that I have done for the Cities and Memory Soundmaps.

Here is the original field recording  recorded by Protyasha Pandey.
“These are the recordings from a demonstration – the occasion is the declaration of the Delhi municipal elections – and its win by the BJP being celebrated in the urban village of Shahpur Jat. There is the sound of “Nagada” drums, “dhol” drums, “khadtal” cymbals, bells, whistling, man speaking over a loudspeaker, and several people chanting, “Modi” (BJP being Modi’s party)”

 

Here is the Reimagined Sound by Museleon –

After reading articles about Mr Modi and about this area of Delhi, I thought to create a totally imaginary Indian street scene, which combined some sounds associated with Indian cities and the use of the exuberant and joyful soundfile, to create a pro Modi demonstration passing through. I sourced other field recordings via creative commons including birds, crows, a flute seller, Delhi and Calcuttan street traffic, and the sound of the Kali Bells from a temple.

On researching Mr Modi, I found that he had two favourite films, one is Guide (1965) and the other is Jai Chittor (1961). I sourced a track from this film – “O pawan veg se udanewale ghode – Lata – Jai Chitod” from an Indian Bollywood movie soundtrack site and used it as if playing from one of the small shops, that I imagined I was standing outside of.

 

Part of the Protest and Politics project – find out more at http://www.citiesandmemory.com/protest

 

Here is the original  Jai Chitod clip –

 

Modi! Modi! artwork is by Museleon

 

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