This year for May Day, I’m honoring the Kerala People’s Arts Club. I wrote a bit about KPAC about 20 months ago, when I also posted the first song here from KPAC’s most famous play-turned-movie, Ningalenne Communistakki (“You Made Me a Communist”). I’m going to include a couple of songs from that film today, as well as a song clip from another film and audio clips. Much of this is sweet, spirited music, great stuff for a happy May Day!
I like to call this first song from Ningalenne Communistakki the “campus rally song.” That’s what it looks like, anyway. I also posted it last May Day, but I think this is a better clip:
I haven’t posted this one before, but it seems to be a different variation of the song I posted 20 months ago. Unfortunately, the video is cluttered with annoying banners and logos, but the clip is still very cute and sweet. I have a theory that only in Kerala could they make communist movies that look and sound this cute and sweet.
This song is from the other KPAC play-turned-movie, Mooladhanam. This is great!
I like this next song a lot. Of course, I don’t know what the words mean, nor do I know the context, but I know it is a KPAC song, and the YouTube poster has also illustrated it with graphics that provide a few subtle hints about the song’s politics:
And this is a really nice KPAC drama song, “Cheppu Kilukkana,” danced to by students at the Arabhi Sangeetha Academy: