With the coronavirus outbreak gripping the nation, people try to cope up with the pandemic using dance and music.
Many videos showing people singing and dancing amid the tense situation have brightened up the internet.
Some singers have even composed songs and bhajans in the name of coronavirus. From “masks” to “washing hands”, Corona to “Karo na”, the songs don’t forget to mention any aspect related to the newfound virus.
Here are some songs that are on the trending list of the internet:
Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal took the internet by shock when he released his latest bhajan, “Kithon Aaya Corona”. In the video, he can be seen singing chanting the punch line (Maiya Ji Kithon Aaya Karona) time and again, with the crowd singing along with him. The line means, “Oh Goddess, Where did Corona come from?”
The ‘bhajan’ has now received over 1,90,000 views and has over 700 comments.
Renowned Punjabi rapper, Baba Sehgal released a song titled ‘Namaste’. In his fun way of delivering music, Sehgal spread information on how to deal with the deadly virus.
At the beginning of the video, Sehgal says, “Firstly, I thought of not doing any song on this issue since it is quite a sensitive topic, but when I saw Prince Charles doing Namaste on TV, I was taken aback.” He further adds, “I was very happy because Namaste comes from culture. So guys let’s do the Namaste and beat this corona.”
Johnny Lever’s daughter Jaime Lever recreated the popular south Indian number, Kolaveri Di by replacing the punchline with, “Why This Corona Disease?” Jamie starts the song by fake-coughing and then goes on to explain to the viewers that the disease originated in Wuhan, China. She then emphasizes on washing hands and using masks. The video has received over 13,300 views on Instagram. She posted the video with the caption, “WHY THIS CORONA DISEASE… CORONA DISEASE Song.”
Pakistani singer Ali Zafar launched a video that starts with Zafar saying in Hindi that: “Right now, the entire human race is fighting a crisis which we all have to fight”. In the video, Ali says if someone feels symptomatic, he or she should immediately visit a doctor. Zafar also promotes saying hello from a distance instead of shaking hands. His video that has been viewed 632K times on Instagram has been captioned: “Ko ko Coronavirus… se kaisay larna hai. Ghor se bhaee ka song suno.”
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The State Police Media Centre Kerala also posted a 1.24-second video to promote the right handwashing technique. In the video, a group of police personnel can be seen wearing masks and performing a ‘handwashing dance’ to the tunes of a Malayalam song, ‘Kalakkatha’. The video has garnered a lot of views and appreciation by netizens. Take a look: