'Kar Dikhaya' By The Dharavi Dream Project Is An Inspiring Fight Against The Pandemic

Kavisha Mody , 04 Aug 2020
Kar Dikhaya (Source: The Dharavi Dream Project)
Kar Dikhaya (Source: The Dharavi Dream Project)

The Dharavi Dream Project, along with the volunteer group ‘EkDesh‘ recently dropped their new track ‘Kar Dikhaya’ and it’s all about how Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia made history by flattening the Covid-19 curve. The track also encourages the country to come together, join forces and face the ongoing pandemic together with #AbTumaariBaariHai. Check out all the interesting details about the track right here!

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Yes, we did it! 😎🙌 ⁣⁣ The bi-lingual rap anthem, Kar Dikhaya, by the #AfterSchoolOfHipHop rappers MC Josh, Siva G, Amogh Baini, and MC Siddu as a tribute to the people of Dharavi, BMC and Maharashtra Govt., is out now!!! 🔥 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Watch the full video on TDDP's YouTube channel now – link in bio ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐓𝐒: ⁣⁣ 𝐕𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐭, 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭 – Azim Shaikh ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐋𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐭 & 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 – MC Josh, MC Siddu, Amogh Baini, Siva G⁣⁣ 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐝, 𝐦𝐢𝐱𝐞𝐝 & 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 – Fortem ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐋𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐬 S𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐫 – MC Heam ⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 – Lakshay Varma (SnapCrowd Agency)⁣⁣ 𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐫 – Akash Chaurasiya ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 – Uruj Akhtar ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫 – Ekdesh ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐂𝐒𝐑 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 – Qyuki and Universal Music India ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 – Talent from TDDP & friends from Dharavi⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫 – Altorise ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐓𝐃𝐃𝐏 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 – Samir Bangara, Dolly Rateshwar, Devraj Sanyal, Vinit Thakkar, Avantika Bangara, Sagar Gokhale. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ #KarDikhaya #AbTumhaariBaariHain #EkDeshEkJung ⁣⁣#DharaviModel #JungAbhiJaariHai #coronavirus #TDDP #StayHome #Dharavi⁣⁣⁣

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A little about The Dharavi Dream Project

Started in 2014, The Dharavi Dream Project is running for the last 6 years! It is an initiative started by Samir Bangara, Devraj Sanyal, A.R. Rahman, Shekhar Kapur and Dolly Rateshwar to help create a positive environment for Hip-Hop talent. Their aim is to encourage and support young minds to express themselves and provide them with a platform. The group has created some amazing work in the past. Check some of it out right here!

All about the track ‘Kar Dikhaya

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कर दिखाया! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On April 1, 2020, Dharavi – Asia’s biggest slum was declared a COVID-19 hotspot and the cases kept mounting to breach the 2,000-mark. Many feared the disease would turn its narrow, congested streets into a graveyard, where social distancing or contact tracing was almost impossible. In the days that followed, Dharavi along with local authorities were successful in taming the virus through four Ts — tracing, tracking, testing, and treating. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Dharavi’s resilience towards COVID-19 has been appreciated by the World Health Organisation as well. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Rappers MC Josh, Siva G, Amogh Baini, and MC Siddu who belong to the Dharavi belly, have created a bi-lingual rap anthem (Hindi + Tamil) as a tribute to the people of Dharavi, BMC and Maharashtra Govt., wherein they share Dharavi’s collective journey of beating the virus and urge rest of the country to unite together and do the same.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “We have shown the world, now it’s your turn.” – the artists urge people that curbing community spread of coronavirus is possible by wearing masks, social distancing, avoid stigma and spreading fake news, it's up to each one of us. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We're super pumped and proud to announce that, Kar Dikhaya rap anthem will release tomorrow, 31st July on TDDP's YouTube Channel. Stay tuned! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Video Shoot, edit – @azim.world ⁣⁣ Lyricist, Music Composed by – @mc_josh_official, @mc_siddu_, @hasamogh, @realsivag (TDDP Talent) ⁣⁣ Music produced, mixed & mastered – @fortem.music (TDDP evangelist) ⁣⁣ Lyrics supervisor – @mc_heam (TDDP Instructor)⁣⁣ Supportive Coordinator – Lakshay Varma @snapcrowdagency (TDDP evangelist)⁣⁣ Edit Supervisor – @itsakkash (TDDP evangelist) ⁣⁣ Creatives – @syed_uruj (TDDP evangelist) ⁣⁣ Supporting Partner – @ekdeshorg a non-profit initiative, & a volunteer group ⁣⁣ CSR partners – @myqyuki & @universalmusicindia ⁣⁣ Special appearances: Talent form TDDP & friends from Dharavi⁣⁣ Social Media Partner – @altorisehq ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #KarDikhaya #AbTumhaariBaariHain #EkDeshEkJung ⁣⁣ #DharaviModel #JungAbhiJaariHai #coronavirus #TDDP #StayHome #Dharavi⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #SamirBangara @dollyrateshwar @devsanyal @vinitthakkar @avantikab31 @sagar9

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Covid-19 numbers saw a steep increase on April 1st 2020 and Dharavi became one of the biggest hotspots in the country. ‘Kar Dikhaya #AbTumhaariBaariHai‘ is an inspirational rap anthem, which talks about how Dharavi successfully fought against the Covid-19 pandemic. The bi-lingual Hip-Hop track features talented artists like MC Josh, Siva G, Amogh Baini and MC Siddhu, who narrate the story of their Dharavi model. We loved how the hopeful landscape of their neighbourhood gave a realistic touch to the anthem. The video highlighted how everyone adhered to the government norms, wore masks, practised the necessary hygiene and maintained social distancing. Amazing isn’t it?

What inspired them to create this track…

The main idea behind this music video was to tell people how the residents of Dharavi successfully curbed the spread of Covid-19 in their area. The masked emcees narrated their personal journey and battles as well as offered hope and confidence to others. It was mind-blowing to see how the artists handled everything themselves. From conceiving the idea to managing the production and filming, everything was implemented by the artists from scratch, how amazing is that? TDDP also received support from various popular dancers and choreographers and artists like AR Rahman Bosco Martis, Remo Dsouza and Shantanu Maheshwari.

A.R. Rahman's tweet (Source: Twitter | @arrahman)
A.R. Rahman’s tweet (Source: Twitter | @arrahman)

Here’s what Dolly K. Rateshwar (Co-Founder, The Dharavi Dream Project) has to say,

As the pandemic rages on, social distancing is of utmost importance. However, places such as Dharavi — Asia’s largest slum — can’t conform to the strict codes of COVID-19 conventions. When almost every living space in the neighbourhood is home to 10-12 family members, and its inhabitants live in a small, 10×10 area, the odds are inevitably stacked against a favourable outcome. Despite the challenge, the people of Dharavi bent the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic in their neighbourhood, setting a unique example of how citizens can work together to observe proactive measures and squash the spread of the virus. Artists from our very own creator base in the neighbourhood – The Dharavi Dream Project, too accepted the responsibility of flattening the curve. Supported by EkDesh, they used the street form and lingo of hip-hop, TDDP artists helped the community vanquish the virus by urging everyone to unite on the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, proving that art, information and education when made
accessible and localized, can truly be a powerful tool of widespread change.

The rap anthem received an overwhelmingly positive response and we absolutely love the message they are trying put out there! Check out the whole track right here!

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