Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, a group of Manipuri musicians has produced a multilingual music album titled Yes We Care.

The album aims to bridge the ethnic division of the state, which many believed has widened by the lockdown.

The album was released online on YouTube on Wednesday and the songs are sung in eight different languages including English and Hindi.

Nagamese, Tangkhul, Khoibu, Vaiphei, Paite and Manipuri are some of the local languages in which the songs have been sung.

“The primary aim of the music album was to spread the message of peace and brotherhood and cheer up the people in this time of the pandemic,” said Norbert Khayi, the president of the Ukhrul-based Tangkhul Music Forum.

“Apart from urging people to fight the pandemic together, we aimed to celebrate Manipur’s ethnic diversity,” Khayi further added.

The entire project cost around Rs 40,000.

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