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Monday, 18 January 2016 23:12

The "6 Pack Band" Became The First Transgender Band From India

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6 transgender women started a pop band in Mumbai, India.

The "6 Pack Band" is the first Indian trans band. They just released an EP of six songs, including a collaboration with one of the most famous singers from India, Sonu Nigam.

The first single from this album is "Hum Hain Happy", a cover of Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy".

"It is an outstanding initiative. I’m just honoured to be a part of it," Sonu Nigam told the Indo-Asian News Service. "This is going to be a game-changer in the entertainment industry whether it is in music-making or events."

This will also be a good way to highlight the transgender community, called in India the Hijras, who are tolerated but not accepted.

According to The Hindustan Times , the band had to suffer several hardships including being turned down by rehearsal venues or being shooed away from locations, because of their identity and the perceptions attached to them.

Watch the funny music video of their first single "Hum Hain Happy" sang in Hinglish, a kind of mix of Hindi and English, and already viewed by over 1.5 million people. The video starts with a message about transgender people.

The band plans to release a song on the 6th of every month, starting from February.

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