Kucheipadar, a Khonda tribal village in Odisha, India, is a bauxite-rich block that since India’s economic liberalisation has been the subject of violent conflict between Adivasis and a mining venture. The singing of songs has come to articulate creative forms and political structures that steered a resistance movement from subalternity, through solidarity and into dissolution. Blood Earth interweaves the efforts to record song, farming, village life and a political meeting to improvise a junction between voice, music, silence, sound and noise. It is the second project of the New Delhi based collective Word Sound Power, to which Kush Badhwar belongs.
Word Sound Power, formed in 2010, is a New Delhi based collective, consisting of electronic music producer Chris McGuinness, dancehall artist Delhi Sultanate and filmmaker Kush Badhwar.