Abhaey Singh, a social entrepreneur from India who has written, rapped and composed the music of 'Talk It Out - Debaters' Rhapsody: Rhythm and poetry about civil debate' as well as directed the video has seen his video skyrocket in popularity after receiving almost unanimously positive viewer reviews on YouTube about his song.
In the video, Singh and a group of debaters, including a young girl and two stunning women wearing ornate Indian dresses, rap about the importance of having civilized debate. They present their case at a practice session in an empty auditorium. These shots are punctuated by feel good scenes of Singh and the little girl rapping and interacting with each other. For good measure, there are also two Bollywood style dance sequences which raise a few smiles along the way.
YouTube viewer comments include 'truly inspirational (and) heart lifting to the point that I listened to it 6 times in a row' (viewer Hemant Taylor) and 'a friend of mine sent me this video and it (is) simply WOW! I have been in the Toastmasters Club in Canada for the last 14 years and NEVER, I mean NEVER have I been blown away' (viewer Jason J). Other comments range from 'Epic' and 'Perfection' to 'it is too rare to see a work like this from an artist so clear' and 'they should play this on channels which broadcast parliament sessions'.
Talk It Out's strong message and refreshing style appears to be resonating with many people with the video shattering the one million viewer mark with days of its launch after trending on YouTube in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and a number of other countries (but ironically not yet in the video's home country, India).
Singh could not be reached for comment at the time of writing, however his Facebook and Twitter updates say 'Sometimes it takes a good old Indian song and dance to make an elementary point' followed by and 'We're getting some very kind comments and a great overall response to 'Talk It Out' - thank you for the generosity of spirit'.
Singh's website describes him as a debater, social entrepreneur, musician and youth mentor, and says that the video was intended to promote his debating organisation, The Indian Debating Union which also features prominently in the song.
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