4 years ago
Obscene Teej songs worry Parajuli
Folk singer Prajapati Parajuli expressed concern over the degrading quality of Nepali music and lyrics. Speaking at the 6th Sports and Teej Fest organized on Tuesday in Baglung, he shared that the Nepali music industry was in peril due to ignorance on the part of music professionals.
"Let’s take Teej song as an example. Earlier, Teej songs used to have lyrics that reflected the women’s woes and celebrations. But these days, Teej songs are filled with inappropriate lyrics and over the top music, he said.
Stating that the use of obscenity in lyrics and music videos had increased of late, he said artists must be doing so for easy fame. Our traditional forms of music are being turned obscene for fame. "One of the songs had says 'Chhamda gilo gilo, herdeu na buda luto ho ki pilo' is in no way relatable to the festival of Teej. Artists use these kinds of ambiguous lyrics thinking it will make them famous, while media outlets promote such obscenity," he said.
“In the past, women used sit together and share their dejection through songs. Teej songs used to be a medium to pour out women’s hardships. But it is not the same anymore,” said Parajuli.
He mentioned that the lack of a censor board was the reason behind increasing obscenity in songs. "Formation of a strong committee to filter the lyrics can help improve this condition."