By the time you read this Wake Up
will be history. The track was written
and recorded in January 2022 and the video finished in March, yet it predicted
the political-economic crisis that struck in April. “The Sri Lankan Spring”,
some call it, recalling the peoples’ movements in Tunisia and Egypt that gave
rise to the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements in 2011–12. So now the music
video arrives to you late, but nevertheless timely. Having pre-processed the
crises and the protests currently in play, Wake Up
’s montage possesses
some visionary power. Rendered with film grain, dust and scratches it emerges as
already archival. Might it serve as a kind of divinatory tool? What does it
OJ Da Tamil Rapper has been something of an enigma, hiding out in the hilltops of Nuwara Eliya where he tends to a farm. Bo Sedkid, the producer alias of artist and filmmaker Muvindu Binoy, is a versatile musician, known as a beatmaker and more recently as a singer-songwriter.
Read at Thattu Pattu.
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