Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence! | an Eastern Fare project

Aawaz - Ritwika Bhattacharya, Antara Nandy and Queen Hazarika

As a tribute to the victim of the Delhi Gang Rape incident, Eastern Fare, in association with few like minded musicians and artists, started the project 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence' in Dec, 2012.

Parmita Borah in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence!'
Parmita Borah in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence'
India as a nation has placed women on a divine pedestal for ages, but the ground reality is as ghastly as it gets. Violence towards women is an ever-increasing curve in the country and shows no signs of decline. Societal reform is the need of the hour and therefore a handful of youth based out of Bangalore got together for a music project to emphasize and generate awareness about the atrocities that women bear in every walk of life.

Rachel Oommen in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence'
Rachel Oommen in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence'
The single ‘Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence’ is composed by musician from Assam Jim Ankan Deka. The lyrics are penned together by Jim and singer Ritwika Bhattacharya. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs (2009) finalist Antara Nandy from Kolkata has rendered her vocals to this cause along with Ritwika and Queen Hazarika (a familiar face in the music scenario of Assam).

A preview of the song

Antara Baruah in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence'
Antara Baruah in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence'
The song aims to sensitize people of various social
evils such as sexual violence, child abuse and marital rape. The core idea behind the song is to encourage people to speak up and not hush up matters like this.

The song is recorded at Eastern Fare Studio and Madcat Music Studio in Bangalore and Sargam Audiocraft, Guwahati. The music video is directed and produced by Parmita Borah. This collaborative project involves noted artists from across India and will be released in June, 2013.

Queen Hazarika in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence' | a song by Jim Ankan Deka
Queen Hazarika in 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence'

'Aawaz' at a glance

Music composer and Director: Jim Ankan Deka.

Director and Producer (music video): Parmita Borah.

Lyricists: Jim Ankan and Ritwika Bhattacharya.

Singers: Ritwika Bhattacharya, Antara Nandy and Queen Hazarika.

Band Members: Vicky Mahanta, Pankaj Rajkhowa and Pratik Nalawade,

Artists: Antara Barua, Rachel Rose Oommen (child artist) and Parmita Borah.

Animation Artist: Mohd Siraj Mahagavin

Videographers: Shanka Gogoi and Anoop Guha.

Photographers: Pruthvi R Akarsh and Vikramjit Kakati.

Recorded at: Sargam Audiocraft (Guwahati), Madcat Music Studio (Bangalore), Centerstage (Bangalore) and Eastern Fare Music Studio (Bangalore).

Special thanks to: Nalini Prava Deka, Partha Protim Gogoi, Rahul, Jaiji Oommen, Naomi Oommen, Priyangka Mahanta, Vinod Singh, Atlanta Talukdar, Monibha Mitra, Anil CJ, Harish Marappa and Abhijit Burman.

Read more at: Merinews
Team 'Aawaz'








Eastern Fare
Eastern Fare

Eastern Fare is a music institute and a production house presently based in Guwahati with branches in Bangalore, Umiam, Umroi and other cities in India.

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