Give Kashmir a chance
November 08, 2021

Essay: A new wave of Kashmir protest music

Ali Saffudin

"A new wave of Kashmiri musicians are giving voice to their reality, with artists like Ali Saffudin, Alif and Ramooz bringing rock into the fray. The hip-hop scene especially has seen tremendous growth in the last couple of years with the advent of rappers like Qafilah, Ahmer, SXR and the duo SOS (Straight Outta Srinagar), who sing about living in the shadow of violence" - the Independent looks into the new wave of protest music from the unstable region.