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A Song of Democracy

Trucks blasting election songs in Kolkata.
Sandip Roy
Trucks blasting election songs in Kolkata.

Election season in India brings a cacophony of election songs.

American’s are no stranger to election songs, but in India election songs are a different ballgame. Though there are plenty of songs, Bollywood and non-Bollywood to choose from Indian elections come with a score that’s entirely custom-made.

Eric Wayne has been in the broadcast world for over 26 years. He is an award-winning producer in both short news features and long form radio documentaries. He was the Technical Producer of New America Now and was involved in the launch of the KALW news department. Currently he is the Producer of Explorations in Music and Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller.