To Gaekhir is to accidentally set in motion a series of screams and symphonies. The serendipitous nature and the very preoccupation of these screams and symphonies is captured in Camus’s exposition: “Who taught you all this, doctor?” The reply promptly came, “Suffering”. For lives suspended in cycles of war and siege, the quotidian is characterized by such a sharp sense of choicelessness and emergency, such that uncertainty and absurdity take shape as the only constant. In this context, Geakhir is such a revolt against the absurd that Camus referred to in The Myth of Sisyphus and dwelled upon in The Plague—that in the face of suffering and adversity, we must continue; that even if we are fighting a losing battle, we must fight it on the side of an equal, just, and independent human race. The music we create is intimately personal. It is those afflictions, griefs, worries, and hopes—that strike us most personally and feel inexplicable in any other form—that we express through our music. It is an expression of our own triviality in the face of overwhelming realities we are faced with on a daily basis. Gaekhir Republik was cofounded by Lead Vocalist and lyricist Sarfaraz Javid and Bassist, Guitarist and Vocalist Suhail Ahmad in the fall of 2020 and later joined by Lead Guitarist/ Rabab player and Vocalist Mohsin Hassan. The trio have played a number of shows in and outside Kashmir and released their debut single "14th Lunar" followed by another single "Fikri Pyous" in September 2022.
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