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Hi, I'm me, and as many of you know, the month of August is special because it's when India celebrates its independence, given the times we live in, filled with racism, political unrest, fear of immigrants, threats of war, economic crisis and a global pandemic. We found that it's important to continue to remind each other that no matter where you come from, we're all human. And our love for music is not confined by geographic boundaries. So continuing our celebration of music from across our borders, we bring you another mix tape of songs from our neighbors.

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Before we bring on the music, please do subscribe and review our humble little indie music podcast. It helps people discover the show now from our neighbors in the Northwest, we have Pakistani electronica artist Waleed Ahmed, a.k.a. Janoo Cargo's.

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He released his third record, Survivors last year that was written, composed and produced by Walleyed himself, who also performs mostly everything on the album, including vocals, guitar, synth and bass wolly.

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This pretty entrenched in the Pakistani indie music scene. He started out in a death metal band called Darknesses, who were even signed to a label in Sweden. Eventually, he moved from Lahore to Karachi, where he started releasing music of his own that was initially metal and progressive rock. But when he started making music that wasn't, he wanted to do it under a different moniker. Hence the inception of Jan Cargo's. So from his album Survivors, the song I got for you that really stood out for me is called Wizzard.

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To go. You just heard Wizard by Waleed Ahmed, a.k.a. Janoo Beqaa Ghosh, right now, Walleyed is in England pursuing a masters in music production and is working on his thesis. So we wish him the best of luck for Made in India staying put in Karachi. I've got a track by AltaRock Singer-Songwriter Ali Suhail. Interestingly enough, just like our glorious indie music scene in India, where you have musicians from different bands playing with each other and for each other, pretty much the same thing happens in Karachi and Lahore, too.

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So Ali plays Wittstock on their commander, who featured in part one of our neighbors made mixtape anyway. Up next, I've got a track by Ali from his 2017 album Pursuit of Irrelevance. Telling us more, here's Ali himself. Hello, my name is Elissa Hill and I am a singer songwriter and producer from the city of Karachi in Pakistan.

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I'm based out of Lahore now, but my musical origins are very much embedded in Karachi.

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We are here to talk about a song I wrote called Abasi. It is the fourth song on my fourth album titled Pursuit of Irrelevance.

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The lyrics represent one's inner monologue when facing social anxiety, like that's the worst of it.

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And then the chorus sort of presents the other side of that argument. So I guess it's inner dialogue. The song is, I guess, about trying to tune into that other voice that tells you that you're doing OK over the one telling you that you aren't.

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Anyway, speaking of the lyrics, there's a version of the song that exists somewhere in like the ruins of discarded crashed hard drives that is in English. I'm not sure why that got scrapped. I guess it felt better or do. And that's my song. Thank you so much for putting it on the podcast. I hope everyone likes it by. Julia, thyroiditis. Just by the likes of the Russian. Nicole. You just heard Pakistani singer, songwriter and producer also help with this song, amazing.

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Now we move to another neighborhood on the northeast side of the country. I'm heading to Nepal and we have two songs by pop singer songwriter Seth among Musky. Her family moved to Canada when she was 12 years old. She started playing guitar at the age of 13 and made her first studio demo when she was 15 years old. At the age of 19, she went back to Kathmandu to connect to her roots and recorded her debut album there, which she released independently in 2009.

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Her first single, Got to Be Love, got some major radio play and started number one on Nepalese FM stations. This year, she released a brand new album called Muse, and I've picked a song from there called Mira. It's about identity displacement and vulnerability. It's a play on Snow White stepmother's phrase that she keeps chanting Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all, however.

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And as the song, she shifts the focus from vanity to a question of identity when she sings, Hey, Mira, tell me the truth. Tell me who I am. I've also got one more song by Astor for you called Headache's Acito, the acoustic version, which is from her 2012 album Mochis Up and wrote this song. I don't know what it is about it, but it really hit me again that herself. It's about sadness. She allowed herself to feel only late at night that she poured into her songs.

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She says, maybe it's a way to keep my emotions to myself. But I realized that emotions, whether good or bad, are always better off shared. So here's a double bill from Astatke among Maskey with her song Take Sasebo. But first, take a listen to Mira. Rip out my heart as a steadily.

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I've got no intention to bleed.

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So that price. We have reconciled. I've got no intention to look back. Feels like I'm going to keep on living. Tell me the truth. Please tell me who. I asked him, tell me about school. Tell me who. I am still on my side. Pull them out of my life. I've got no intention. For myself. Tell me the truth. Tell me who I am. They tell me the truth. Tell me who.

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If I follow behind you, can I? Mother daughter Kushnir, attorney Ed Genson has had a soldier still out there on the gun going out there, you'll get closer to him on Kosovo. Could I call them Casady? Nickelback is your love affair. Ba da da da da da da. You go after KOSDAQ cause they are not the great. Dushka, Colomba, those there's a person who wants another vehicle, Huddy Casesa, see the hurry, I see the hurricane Sacerdote see the hurricane says see the.

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Heidi Casassa, see the hurricane sizes in the holiday casesa. So, Cortinas, you only has to learn in southern Italy treasurable this song Argueta soberness up on a girl carbonite above zero acres. Chuma your Daito memorizer like my hero boy zino this. A cargo cargo bothers us, there's obviously the legal recourse. Hurricane Sisisky, the Heidi Society, the Heidi this assessing the. Heidi Cassar says he does. Recasner, Suzzy. Berzina. That was that pop singer songwriter us that among Muskie with her songs, Mirror and Heartaches Acito.

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Up next, we're taking a stroll to our neighbours in Bangladesh, visiting indie rockers ADIC who hail from Dhaka. They've been around since 2012 and like many bands, started out as two brothers, a cousin and a couple of friends coming together to cover their favorite songs. Their debut EP is called Do You Hear That? Which they were working on for about three to four years and released in 2013. The song I was really drawn to is called Love or Hate, and I've got the lead singer of ADIC telling us more.

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This is shot up the front line of attack where an indie rock band of five from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Love or hate is about the differences we share among each other. I was 15 when I wrote it. It literally took us one jam session to write it completely. I had previously arranged the whole song by myself and this was the first song that we put together and released online. The song is based on the experiences in my first interpersonal relationship.

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We looked at things differently and it was just not working out. But we still had an on and off thing for a long time and that's how I came up with the name for my love and hate relationship. You just heard vocalist adaptions from rock band ADIC talking about their song, Love or Hate. Here it is. Attorney. They don't know that. When a man on the road, we always said and always did. Yeah. Thank you.

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I love your wife. A little bit, you know, they got. You just heard rock band ADIC from Dhaka, Bangladesh, with their song, Love or Hate, flying back to the West Side. We have another neighbor in Pakistan on our mix tape. They are indie pop act called Poor Rich Boy that formed in 2007 2008 in Lahore and was originally made up of Danish Khawaja, Shahzad, Noor and Zenna son. Eventually Danish left and Danish Azad were Adua writing songs together, traveling around Lahore, playing in bookshops and ice cream parlors.

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And eventually Puric Boy took on more members and even played South by Southwest in Austin in 2015. Now Lahore has such a vibrant indie music scene. I'm waiting for the day I can jump across the border and go for a gig anyway. Now the band is made up of singer songwriter Amerikan, a.k.a. Duck and Zerzan. I found a song of theirs they released last year in January Gazy and we got in touch with the mayor to tell us more. He replied, saying, I quote, The song is about a fool who thinks anything is possible.

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You will find a poor rich boy. Songs on YouTube Search for poor rich boy. Something will probably show up. Thanks so much. We are genuinely, really big fans of yours. Now let's take a poor rich boy with their track Algazi. So Makaha, southern Sudan, in southern Africa, southern Sudan and Karski, but they say they never got to see the government that journalling. Baby chase, Cybercom annulling. Joy, after months of fun and joy after this nine opening day by Joe.

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Oh, my God. Oh, I see we got Bob Dylan in the car chase, Bukola and. Skipper DLs. Massive government. Any chance of a on on? You just heard Lahor indie pop act, poor rich boy with their song magazine. Now we come very close to the end of our special mix tape with our neighbors. And before I scoot, I just want to tell you that when you get the chance to rate review and subscribe to us on the podcast app of your choice, it really helps people find made in India.

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Also, stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It's made in India. Made. Last but not least, we have an indie psychedelic electro rock act from Katmandu, Nepal, called Phosphenes. I have a single they released in 2019 called Eliahu that Dasan. And according to the band, the song is their second collaboration with producer. There was Gurum, who has Nepali roots but is based in New York. According to them, this song is for everyone who is ready to let go, but is still holding on to memories and are a little bit skeptical about life, love and work.

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So here it is from our neighbors in Nepal. This is phosphenes with their track Acholi. Who doesn't? Sondos upon.

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