New video 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence' by Eastern Fare released online

'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence' launch
'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence' launch
Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence, a music project spearheaded by Jim Ankan Deka and produced by Eastern Fare Music Foundation, was released at a function in Halcyon, a business hotel in Bangalore on June 29, 2013. People from across India contributed to this project including Queen Hazarika, a noted singer from Assam, Antara Nandy, 14 year old vocalist and finalist of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs 2009' from Kolkata and Ritwika Bhattacharya, a singer from Ranchi. Parmita Borah, the co-producer of the project, directed the music video. Apart from the artistes, the people involved in the project are Pankaj Rajkhowa, Vicky Mahanta, Pratik Nalawade, Antara Barua and Rachel Rose Oommen (child artiste). 

"Aawaz" strives to remind people of the horrific rape incident and the fact that the nation waits in anticipation, along with the family of the unfortunate young woman for justice; While Aawaz aims to retain the same public outcry so that we as a nation can pressurize the law enforcers to deliver justice and punish the guilty; the project also covers other aspects like child sexual abuse and marital rape, and attempts to generate awareness about these evils that plague our society. Aawaz is not just a music project; it’s a means to an end, a hope to inspire change, a dream to witness a safer today.

The video is available worldwide through Youtube and the song is available on platforms like iTunes and Amazon.


Composed & Produced by: Jim Ankan Deka (
Music Video Director: Parmita Borah
Language: Hindi & Assamese
Lyrics: Jim Ankan, Ritwika Bhattacharya & Parmita Borah
Vocals: Ritwika Bhattacharya, Queen Hazarika & Antara Nandy
Lead Guitar: Jim Ankan Deka
Drums: Vicky Mahanta
Bass: Pankaj Rajkhowa
Rhythm Guitar: Pratik Nalawade
Actors: Antara Baruah, Rachel Rose Oommen & Parmita
Camera: Shasanka Gogoi, Anoop Guha, Vikramjit Kakati & Monibha Mitra
Production Assitants: Pruthvi R Akarsh, Priyanka Mahanta, Partha Protim Gogoi & Atlanta Talukdar
Graphic Artist: Mohd Siraj Mahagavin
Recorded by: Anil CJ, Abhijit Barman, Jim Ankan
Recorded at: Madcat Music Studio (Bangalore), Sargam Audiocraft (Assam) & Eastern Fare Studio (Bangalore)
Mixed & Mastered by Jim Ankan at Eastern Fare Productions, Bangalore
Video Editing Studio: Eastern Fare Music Foundation, Bangalore. 

Special Thanks to: Aquin Dutta, Jasmine Nongrum, Papori Bhuyan, Ayushman Baruah, Harish Marappa, Vinod Singh, Naomi Oommen, Rahul, Jaiji Oommen, Jui Nandy, Animesh Nandy, Siddharth Tanti, Biju Dt, Nalini Prava Deka & Ankur Deka.

Shooting Locations: Eastern Fare Studio, Centerstage (Bangalore), Bangalore, Assam, and Kolkata,

Radio Partner: Radio Flote (
Digital Distribution Partner: IndiEarth (


Remo Fernandes (Musician, Goa) - "Hey Jim, truly great stuff! Congratulations to you, the band, the singers, the video makers, and of course the song writer/s! Power to you guys always!"

Mayukh Hazarika (Musician) - "Dear Jim, had the privilege to listen to your creation. To say the least, it is an extremely meaningful project. Lending your time to this shows your immense sense of responsibility. Musically the song is beautifully laced with heartfelt words and a most soothing tune. Do keep working on such projects."

Sonam Sherpa (Guitarist of Parikrama, Delhi) - "Very good melody. Keep it up. Peace."

Bidyut Kotoky (Film-maker, Assam) - "Quite enjoyed the song and video. Praiseworthy effort."

Nandu Bhende (Singer, Mumbai) - "Good work. Keep it up!"

Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence - DVD cover
Mardee Agen (Poet, USA) - "Wonderful production. Its difficult for me to be positive in my comments. Only because the message of the atrocities against such violence..But I must give you all a standing applause!! Outstanding editing.. I was certainly engaged through its entirety. Cant wait for the English version. ;-) (hint hint) Let Parmita know the camera loves her. Jim you are a natural.. BRAVO to all involved..!! God Bless you.... "

Ambar Das (Musician, Mumbai) - "superb, love it..."

Bhagyajit Bhuyan (Photo-journalist, Delhi) - "Outstanding work guys, truly appreciate!"

Sudipta Kumar Gogoi (Musician, Hyderabad) - "powerful and superb. brings out the words very clearly. lovely production from the house and kudos to the whole crew. epic. salute"

Shilpashree S (Bangalore) - "Hi Jim, Parmita, The song evokes emotion that is required to do something for change! Its awesome, thank you! :)"

Nishant Kumar (Singer, Patna) - "It's absolutely brilliant... wonderful production quality.. the message is loud and clear.. Kudos to the entire team..."

Mitali Sharma (Guwahati) - "Wish ur Aawaz will reach the deviants and the rate of rape will decrease"

Upasana Sonowal - "It's the music, lyrics, video n make up, glitz n's not's very realistic...congratulations and well done :)"

Sujit Ojha - "I have heard a lot of song against protests but this one is amazing
well done mew :)"

Jasmine Nongrum (Shillong) - "Great initiative and fantastic video.."

Jadu Saikia (Assam) - "Good work Jim. I am fan of Antara Nandy."