Imagine! Kenya sings for India

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Pangea Day Kenyans singing India's national anthem

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Pangea Day:
May 10, 2008

Here, set against the backdrops of Nairobi city and the beautiful landscape of Uhuru Park (Maasai country), a Kenyan choir sings the Indian national anthem.

The director has chosen the Indian anthem because Kenya is home to a sizeable Indian population (including Sikhs & Jains also) of approximately 2.5 million, most of them descendants of the East African Railways labourers who were brought over by the British during the late 19th and early 20th centuries when the British colonialists ruled Kenya and the rest of the East African region.

Leading film-makers are seeking to change the way we think about other countries. What would you think of Kenyans singing the Indian national anthem? Australians singing the Lebanese national anthem? Japanese singing the Turkish national anthem? French people singing the US anthem?

Watch this anthem series, which will be shown on Pangea Day, May 10, "the day the world comes together through film".

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Imagine! Japan sings for Turkey
A Japanese troupe performs the Turkish national anthem. The director chose the Turkish anthem because of the historical friendship between the two countries.

Imagine! Australia sings for Lebanon
An Australian choir sings the Lebanese national anthem. The director chose this anthem as a gesture of friendship following the racially motivated riots at Cronulla Beach, a beach-front suburb of Sydney, in 2005.

Imagine! France sings for USA
A French choir sings the United States national anthem.

Imagine! USA sings for Mexico
Here a choir from the USA sings the Mexican anthem along the fence that divides the US from Mexico.

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