Red, Yellow and Green

Published on 1 January 2012

Participatory installation, soundscape and music festival of the Khasi people, Meghalaya, India exploring the challenges and opportunities of economic development for the Khasi cultural identity.

The music video is one of the outputs of this project: Shillong based The Cryptographik Street Poets, have teamed up with other Khasi musicians to address alcohol abuse among the Khasi youth. In order to get a realistic picture they visited San-Ker Mental Hospital to talk with patients enrolled in the 3-month Detoxification and Rehabilitation program, in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. They gained inspiration from their stories which have been incorporated in the lyrics of “Poisson Thoughts”. Their message is not ‘anti-alcohol’, but it is rather a warning to respect your limits and be aware of the possibly devastating consequences if those limits are crossed.


Pauline Oosterhoff

Research Fellow


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