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How ‘The Beatles’ brought together rival politicians in India

How ‘The Beatles’ brought together rival politicians in India

January 03
11:45 2017

What happens when the beloved daughter of a famous father gets married? Well, the father gets up on stage and croons a classic Beatles track. What’s more, he — the state’s chief minister — is joined by his political rivals in the performance. All this and more happened in the Indian city of Shillong, also known as the rock capital, when Mukul Sangma, the chief minister, sang The Beatles’ ‘All My Loving’ and joining him in chorus were the state’s leader of opposition, Dr. Donkupar Roy, and a rival party’s working president, Paul Lyngdoh.Sangma reportedly was a part of a music band during his college days. And Lyngdoh continues to write and make music for his own band. In a country fiercely divided along party lines, it is more than refreshing to see that music can resolve differences and bring people together. It is no surprise that the nearly two-minute-long video uploaded by a local user on Facebook has been shared more than 2,500 times.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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