Dharmesh Parmar aka MC TodFod was one of India’s most talented young musicians. His lyrics and flow have captivated the hearts and minds of thousands of Hip-Hop fans across India and the world. Dharmesh lived in Naigaon, Maharashtra and grew up on a steady diet of old Bollywood songs, bhajans and bhim geet. His introduction to rap came through watching videos on Vh1. He turned his passion into a career through the guidance of MC Mawali and the Swadesi crew a couple of years ago. He was crazy about rap and loved music more than anything else.
(MC TODFOD during an event).
(MC TODFOD was the voice behind this popular song).
HIS SUDDEN DEMISE
In March 2022, a shocking tragedy occurred, as 24-year-old Dharmesh passed away due to a heart attack. This event has left his family, friends and the entire Desi Hip-Hop community in a state of trauma and mourning.
(Performing on-stage brought so much joy to MC TODFOD).
Dharmesh’s crew-mates at Swadesi will now keep the flag of his spirit flying forever. We are about to embark on a lifelong mission of carrying his legacy forward. The journey begins with the “TOD-FOD”, a grand celebration of Dharmesh and his Life- via Live HipHop Music, Flow Arts and Graffiti.
We invite you as Friends and as Hip Hop fans to come forth and generously contribute. Open up your hearts and wallets to keep the spirit of Dharmesh alive and kicking. Let us honour, preserve and extend the legacy of our friend Dharmesh, the Artist known as MC TodFod.
FUNDS FROM THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE USED TO:
1. Conduct a music event in honour of MC TODFOD.
This event will celebrate the Life of Dharmesh Parmar aka MC TodFod. TodFod was and will always be an integral part of Swadesi who continues to live on through his music. We, at Swadesi wish to celebrate his life in the best way possible, through music as well as giving back to our community and the environment around.
Doing this together is the only way we can make this big. We will need your contribution towards the same. A Festival of Art and Music. Everything that our brother loved to do with the community, Flow Arts, Graffiti, Drawing, and Live Music!!
All profits from the event + merchandise will be split following proportion:
60% for TodFod family + 20% for TodFod website and online museum + 20% for Environment Conservation Program. The net profit earned from the 2 day festival will go split in the above ways at a proportion of 3:1:1 ratio.
1) Family fund = Supporting Dharmesh's sisters education and contributing to home running expenses for the year of 2022.
2) Environment conservation program = Dharmesh was passionate about Aarey Forest and Mumbai's Ecology, we want to identify and support Conservation activities in Mumbai.
3) TodFod website & online museum of his work including past, present and unreleased or unpublished content.
We require INR 3L to bring this music event to life.
2. Create TODFOD.org, an Online Museum
TODFOD.org will be a permanent Online Museum containing thousands of photos, video clips of his music, along with memories shared by friends and family.
We need 1L to bring this to reality.
ABOUT SWADESI MOVEMENT
‘Swadesi’is a multilingual hip-hop movement that fuses rhythmic rap with Indian languages and melodies. A group ofsocially conscious artists, our verses reflect the realities of society, conveyed through a sound that is traditional at its inner core, and global in its outer form.
Our hard-hitting lyrical content intertwined with folk and bass music, has led to the creation of a unique sound and an iconic brand in the Hip-Hop community.. The group has also been featured in various projects in mainstream Indian Pop Culture, the most notable ones being the Rajinikanth starrer ‘Kaala’ (2018) directed by Pa Ranjith and the Ranveer Singh-starrer ‘Gully Boy’ (2019) directed by Zoya Akhtar.
Swadesi’s most acclaimed and celebrated project is ‘The Warli Revolt’ (2019), which was created to awaken the citizens of India against the destruction of Aarey Forest, known as ‘Mumbai’s Green Lungs’. The song became a viral hit, and became an anthemic call-to-action among the youth of the nation. It helped contribute directly to the cause, as the activism that followed caused the government to revoke the decision of building a Metro shed in Aarey. Swadesi takes inspiration from the poetry of social reformers like Tukaram, and the music of global Hip-Hop. We continue our vision and mission of awakening people to social realities, through the rhythms and melodies of Hip-Hop.
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