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Electric Upright Bass – ShriGuitar, Piano [Wurlitzer], Drum Programming, Arranged By [Strings] – Nitin SawhneyTabla – Aref DurveshVocals – Jayanta Bose, Sanchita FarruqueVocals [Vocal sample] – Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Acoustic Guitar, Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer, Noises [White noise production], Drum Programming, Arranged By [String] – Nitin SawhneyVocals – Tina GraceWritten-By – C. Gray*, N. Sawhney*
Featuring – Joe ClaussellVocals – Nina Miranda
Vocals – Spek
Programmed By – Tony Economedes*Vocals – Swati Natekar
Vocals – Jayanta Bose, Sanchita Farruque
Vocals – Devinder Vikyat Singh, Sushmita Ghosh
|9||Anthem Without Nation
Vocals – Devinder Vikyat Singh
Vocals – Tina Grace
Vocals – Devinder Vikyat Singh, Jayanta Bose
Vocals – Swati Natekar
- Distributed By – Pinnacle (3)
"I am Indian. To be accurate, I was raised in England, but my parents came from India - land, people, government or self - 'Indian' - what does that mean? At this time, the government of India is testing nuclear weapons - Am I less Indian if I don't defend their actions? ... Less Indian for being born and raised in Britain? - For not speaking Hindi? Am I not English because of my cultural heritage? - Or the colour of my skin? Who decides? - 'History' tells me my heritage came from the 'Sub' continent - a 'third world' country, a 'developing' nation, a 'colonised' land - So what is history? - For me, just another arrogant Eurocentric term... I learned only about Russian, European and American history in my school syllabus - India, Pakistan, Africa - these places were full of people whose history did not matter - the enslaved, the inferior.
This is an album with a time span that runs backwards - it begins with the Indian Prime Minister - Vajpayee - proudly announcing the testing of 3 nuclear bombs on Indian soil. Vajpayee is the leader of the BJP - The 'Hindu fundamentalist' party. These tests first took place in 1998. In 1945, two years before the Independence of India, Oppenheimer, creator of the atomic bomb, witnessed the first test of his creation. Afterwards he quoted from the 'Bhagavad Gita' - the Hindu 'Bible' - in condemnation of his own creation. His quote ends the album. He quotes Vishnu saying 'Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds' as he breaks down in tears.
[...] The BJP in India. The BNP in England. The first would define me by my religious heritage, the latter by the colour of my skin.
I believe in Hindu philosophy. I am not religious. I am a pacifist. I am a British Asian.
My identity and my history are defined only by myself - beyond politics, beyond nationality, beyond religion and Beyond Skin."
~ Nitin Sawhney
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 5 030688 000349
- Barcode (Scanned): 5030688000349
- Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): S CASTE 9 CD 01 DISCTRONICS
- Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L502
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 8714
Other Versions (5 of 7) View All
|CASTE 9LP||Nitin Sawhney||Beyond Skin (2xLP, Album, W/Lbl)||Outcaste Records||CASTE 9LP||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|ZOMM1||Nitin Sawhney||Beyond Skin (CD, Album, Promo)||Zomba||ZOMM1||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|CASTE 09LP||Nitin Sawhney||Beyond Skin (2xLP, Album)||Outcaste Records||CASTE 09LP||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|CASTE9CD, 433.1009.20||Nitin Sawhney||Beyond Skin (CD, Album)||Outcaste Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS]||CASTE9CD, 433.1009.20||Belgium||1999||Sell This Version|
|CASTE9CD||Nitin Sawhney||Beyond Skin (CD, Album)||Outcaste Records||CASTE9CD||Australia & New Zealand||1999||Sell This Version|