Ever heard a person singing in more than ten languages? Pretty freaking cool right!! Meet Suchetha Satish an Indian origin Dubai based 14 year old girl who can sing in 125 languages.
Double World Record Holder
Sucheta started singing foreign languages in the year 2016; She is a double world record holder for singing in most number of languages in a single concert and longest live singing concert by a child, which she had set as a 12 year old in year 2018 in Dubai at Indian consulate auditorium where she sang in 102 languages for over 6.15 hours.
Sucheta who is also known as Indian high schools nightingale, won The Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020 in singing category, her mother Sumitha Ayilliath told Story Makers
This teen singer is spreading awareness on Covid-19 in 24 languages by singing and composing songs.
The English title of her song “Say No to Panic” was released on 16th March 2020 followed by diverse Indian languages.
Covid-19 awareness song was written by her mother Sumitha Ayilliath in Malayalam, Arabic and 21 Indian languages.
The Kerala government as part of its “Break the Chain Campaign,” released her song in Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Assamese.
It will be used in Kerala’s public awareness programme as there are large number of migrant workers from these places.
What led to this Idea of Spreading awareness by singing?
When Covid-19 pandemic started, Sucheta was writing her 9th standard exam.
Exams were cancelled and grade 10 classes started online, her father is a doctor and so he always mentions about the pandemic and how to prevent it, that’s when this idea of creating an awareness song originated.
She teamed up with her friend Siddharth Suresh who happens to make melodious tunes, The lyrics for first song “Say No To Panic” was written by her and composed by Siddharth Suresh, second song “Dhoori Tum Dharna” was written by Sumitha Ayilliath her mother who translated the song in other languages with the support from friends and relatives.
Her mother helped her with the lyrics and editing part and father encouraged with his inputs, the song was made in her home studio, Music was given by Prashanti chopra and Orchestration by Denzil Tom, shares her mother Sumitha.
Suchetha released her first song in English on Covid-19 titled “Say No To Panic” and then released her second song in Malyalam her mother tongue.
After getting good response on social media platform and with encouragement from family and friends, Suchetha decided to go ahead and record the song in many other Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujrati, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Manipuri, Telugu, Kashmiri, Kannada, Konkani, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Himachali, Urdu, Sanskrit.
Now she is recording other foreign languages like Turkish, Bulgarian, Russian and French.
The lyrics of the song urge people to “keep the distance, keep cleanliness and make it a habbit to wash hands.”
All these different languages that Suchetha is been singing, she learns on her own we call “Google Mama” her guru; so she is been learning from YouTube and whenever she has a doubt, she will ask somebody who can speak that language, says her mother Sumitha.
Music is one of the most important forms of self-expression and individuality but, above all, it is a means of communication.
As they say Music has no limits, borders or ages.
All her songs are available on social media, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts of Suchetha Satish.
In the video below Suchetha performs Covid-19 awareness song in Hindi.
Do listen to her song and spread awareness.
(Interviewed and Written by Raavya Sarda)