Clan Bokka Phod
Clan Bokka Phod (CBP) performing at Fandom at Gilly’s Redefined, Bangalore, June 2022 (courtesy @residuum_india)
Join us for a live performance by Clan Bokka Phod (CBP), a Bengaluru based hip-hop collective composed of rappers, poets, music producers, and performers.
Growing up on the flipside of the erstwhile Pensioner’s Paradise, entrenched in the grimy milieu of violence and urban administrative neglect of Neelasandra, Pasha Bhai and Clan Bokka Phod (CBP) turned to hip-hop as teenagers both as escape as well as with the hope to carve out a path to a more abundant future. Over the years, they’ve combined an intuitive ability to vocalise in their mother tongue Dakhni, with hard-hitting original lyrics that boldly confront social inequality in the city on Syed Awaise Pasha a.k.a Demixx Beats’ sufi-esque compositions with ease – setting themselves apart from the other mainstream artists, musicians, rappers, and content creators.
Dakhni, a mix of Persian, Dehalvi (old Urdu), Marathi, Telugu and Kannada, and the precursor to Urdu, traces its provenance to the 14th and 17th centuries with widespread usage across south India as well as parts of western and central India. While it is predominantly spoken by Muslims in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and parts of Tamil Nadu, in urban agglomerations such as Hyderabad and Bangalore, Dakhni continues to be the lingua franca of a large section of the non-Muslim population as well.
Fresh off of the release of their first ever full length Dakhni hip-hop album – Bangalore Ka Potta and focused on creating ever-evolving, genre-bending, boundary-pushing music, Pasha Bhai & CBP in collaboration with MAP bring you Ghalata-e-Dakhnistan 2.0. The performance will be followed by a Q and A session moderated by Tejas AP.
This event has been curated under Thinking Cities, MAP’s public programming theme for the quarter. Through this theme, we explore and reimagine cities through the lenses of space, identity, history, memory and more.
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