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Muno Shiu from Nagaland Sings About a Bloody Tuesday

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Revolution has always been a crucial ingredient to the process of making music. Time and again, its consequences led to the evolution of great artistes and musicians.

Muno Shiu was taken aback by the news of the sudden demise of his two friends, Khriesaviso Metha and Bendangnunsang Longkumer. They succumbed to their injuries during an alleged police firing outside the ex-Nagaland CM’s residence on the 31st of January, 2017. It was an outcome of the rift between the ruling State Government and its citizens regarding the Urban Local Bodies election.

Muno, felt helpless after this violent incident took place. This was followed by a period of constant introspection. Dejected and disappointed, his anxiety on the plight of his motherland reached infinity.

The singer and composer of songs like ‘Rise and Walk’ which gives a strong message to the youth to lead a fruitful life, was losing inspiration. His cousin, Puche Shiu came to his rescue and contributed some lyrics dedicating it to the two Naga youths who sacrificed their lives during the fateful agitations of 31st January.

Hopeful and rejuvenated, Muno hit the booth at Jam Studio 11 under the proprietorship of Temjen Jamir (guitarist, Polar Lights), ‘The fight goes on and your legacy shall live on, until we overcome sooner or later, the bravest of all and forever; we shall treasure your fond memories, the cause for which you stood; selflessly for a change, darkness shall turn to light. Bodies of our great heroes lies cold and silent; exalted as true Naga Sons’. With such touching and sensible lyrics, the song starts off with a melodious intro of a guitar solo over equally balanced drum rolls. The song also features a Dimapur based girl band, Alethea. Bloody Tuesday has been arranged by Temjen Jamir.

As Muno’s true feelings shine through the vocals, the song evolves into a beautiful dedication.

Muno Shiu

By Mrinal Paul

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