Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai in collaboration with KM Music Conservatory along with radio partner BigFM will be conducting an exclusive music contest.

M3-SONG CHALLENGE A German-Tamil Song contest for Emerging Musicians.

As a part of the project M3 – Man, Male, Masculine focusing on current visions on masculinities across the gender spectrum through various cultural and educational activities, emerging music artistes are welcome to present their creative talents and participate in M3-Song Challenge on the theme of Masculinity.

Submission Deadline: 05. October 2021

For any specific queries with regard to this challenge, email: info-chennai@goethe.de. For more information, visit www.goethe.de/chennai.

M3-Song Challenge: Upload Form

‘Aangall’ – A Tamil Retro Version

The source of inspiration for this song challenge is the iconic German song titled Männer by Herbert Grönemeyer, asking

What makes a man a man?

This song has been sung widely in German parties since its release in 1984.

‘Men buy women, rough on the outside, soft on the inside’ doesn’t seem to be from another era, but still resonates even today.

A Tamil retro-version of the Original song will be the ‘curtain raiser / cover song’ which we hope will open discussions and invite young musicians to respond in whichever way they feel appropriate and inspired by the Tamil-version of the German-original. The Tamil Cover-song of the German original has been composed and rendered by playback singer Anand Aravindakshan.