Thanks Athena for bring up this thread, cause I was thinking of asking Mits, or others, a question regarding a song.
Recently, among other things, I wrote a lot about my days growing up in the logies for our children, born in Canada. During these writings, I listened to some familiar Indian songs from that time and there is one song that is more emotional for me.
Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki by Mohammed Rafi from the movie Dularie in 1949.
This song became a traditional sugar workers song in my village, where it was played every morning at Lall's shop with a speaker on a flag pole, as the women did the cooking at about 3:00 am. For myself and many Guyanese, this song is very emotional to listen even now. Because it brings back so many emotional memories of Guyana.
I read the English lyrics on a version of the song and its about people leaving and not coming back. Did the Indian Indenture Labourers interpret this song as coming from India and not returning ? But the movie story line was baby Dularie got kidnapped and grew up with bandits and this song is about her. It is still difficult to understand why the song became so popular in Guyana, among other songs.
What cause Suhani Raat to be so popular and almost a tradition song in Guyana ?
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