We Are Swadesi

A multilingual hip-hop movement that fuses rhythmic rap alongside Indian languages and tunes. We preach ‘Swadesi’ i.e. embracing all things Indian.

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Swadesi is a group Of socially conscious rappers whose verses serve as a mirror to the society. The multi-lingual crew believes in ‘music with a cause’ , and go by a sound that is traditional yet global. With their unsparing lyrical content intertwined with folk and bass music, Swadesi has created a unique sound and brand of its own in the Indian music landscape. The group broke into the mainstream with their debut Bollywood track ‘India 91’ in collaboration with other Indian rappers in the cult film ‘Gully Boy’.

MC Mawali of the group also featured as a rapper on Rajnikath’s ‘Kaala’ film soundtracks. Swadesi’s most acclaimed body of work yet is ‘The Warli Revolt’ (2019), which garnered much attention, taking rounds on the internet as an anthem against the destruction of Aarey colony. Taking inspiration from the poetries of social reformers like Tukaram, Swadesi is regarded as Indian Hip Hop’S only socio-political group, that continually aims to bring about change through art and music.

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