The Bant Singh Project

In June 2010, Word Sound Power visited Jabbar village, Mansa, Punjab and collaborated with Bant Singh, an iconic Dalit Sikh singer, CPI-ML party member, and Mazdoor Mukti Morcha activist. Despite a savage attack in 2006 that cost him his limbs, Bant Singh continues to organize poor laborers and inspire many with songs of rebellion. The Bant Singh Project film, shot by Lakshman Anand, directed by Samrat B., and edited by Sourav Brahmachari, was screened at Goethe Institute New Delhi in October 2010. The musical album was released in January 2011 and a remix compilation featuring Dr. Das, Subatomic Sound System, Nucleya, and Dubblestandart was released in March 2011. The Bant Singh Project has been featured on AFP, MTV, and BBC Radio One. A song on Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, sung by Bant Singh and featuring Jamaican legend Sizzla Kalonji is set for 2013 release.

Credits

  • Lyrics
    Bant Singh and Delhi Sultanate
  • Tracks 1-4
    Chris McGuinness
  • Track 5
    Audio Pervert
  • Tracks 2 and 3
    Mastered by Dietrich Schoenneman
  • Liner notes
    Delhi Sultanate
  • Punjabi
    English translations by Simar Puneet

Aknowledgments

Release Date: January 1st, 2011.

Recorded on Bant Singh's farm in Jhabbar, Punjab, India in June 2010.

Thanks to Bant Singh's family and friends in Jhabbar/Mansa for their generous assistance and hospitality.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Copyright 2011 Word Sound and Power.