More than one year after the tragic assassination of Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, her elder daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto has recorded and posted a hip-hop song to YouTube in which she raps in English and express her pain over the loss of her mother.
“I Would Take the Pain Away” is a mournful expression of Bakhtawar’s grief and a fascinating tribute to the defiant spirit of a powerful woman and much-loved political leader.
The elder daughter of Pakistan’s assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has written a rap song expressing her anguish over her mother’s death.
The song, entitled “I Would Take the Pain Away,” and a five-minute video of clips and photographs of Benazir Bhutto has been broadcast on the state-run Pakistani television and posted on the video-sharing website YouTube.
“My mother was murdered. I don’t even comprehend. Was it worth dying for? I’m walking through screened doors,” Bakhtawar, 18, sings in English on the lilting hip-hop song.
“No comfort or ease. I’m begging you please God bless the deceased,” Bakhtawar sings.
Information Minister Sherry Rehman, for years an aide to Bhutto, said Bakhtawar, a student at Britain’s Edinburgh University, wrote the lyrics and music.
“It’s a tribute of a grieving daughter to her iconic and loving mother,” Rehman told Reuters on Monday.
Music was a hobby for Bakhtawar and she had no plan to pursue it as a career, Rehman said.