Song against domestic violence and for SBS


by Rumbold
9th December, 2010 at 9:40 pm    

Avina Shah has released a new single, Tere Bina, which focuses on domestic violence. It was inspired by the film ‘Provoked‘, which told the true story of a abused wife who killed her violent husband and was jailed for it. Southall Black Sisters were one of the most prominent supporters of her and therefore Avina Shah has decided to donate the earnings from this single to them, which is available to buy at itunes. Her website is here. As Ms. Shah put it:

Tere Bina is a positive song all about girl power! It tells the story of a young girl who finally decides to walk away from a really violent and abusive relationship. The lyrics are in Hindi but the music has a very western feel, which I think will appeal to listeners that like to hear something a bit different but with a conscience. People think that domestic violence is a thing of the past, but it’s shocking to discover how common this problem actually is still today. We’ve put a lot of thought in trying to capture all of these emotions into the song itself as well as the music video.


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  1. Mr Deadpan — on 10th December, 2010 at 3:43 am  

    …whats the significance snooker/pool table

    this video is confusing

    she had one nice house though

    neways nice tune and a great message

  2. damon — on 10th December, 2010 at 9:40 am  

    The fact that it’s such a fantasy Bollywood production detracts from its seriousness in my opinion.
    It’s a distraction.

  3. Rumbold — on 10th December, 2010 at 9:52 am  

    Damon:

    That is the point I think- it is supposed to be a juxtaposition between all the glitz and glamour and an abusive husband.

  4. Don — on 10th December, 2010 at 7:20 pm  

    Dixie Chicks had a different strategy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRdrBCamno0

  5. Arif — on 11th December, 2010 at 6:07 pm  

    OMG at #4 the Dixie Chicks song – subversive, disturbing, amazing, scarey, confusing…. It goes exactly where the patriarchs most fear … Is that good? And how did they do it? Get away with it?

    I like tere bina with less ambivalence, it makes it seem much easier to get out than it is but its all good. Look forward to more as well. Provoked didn’t do well, but hopefully Bollywood will keep dealing with this issue as well.

  6. Kisan — on 12th December, 2010 at 6:11 am  

    Great song. Could be inspirational for women in abusive relationships in making a new start.

  7. Humera — on 13th December, 2010 at 1:43 am  

    LOVE this track, it’s a great message behind the song – heard it on radio a few weeks back actually. the girl is v beautiful n her voice is so sweet!

  8. Ali Bongo — on 20th December, 2010 at 11:16 pm  

    What a crap song. She needs a good slap… Ooops!

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