Specials Election 2019

Clara Warbles A Fetching Campaign Song For Father, Hibi Eden

Kochi: In a possible and enchanting first, six-year old Clara Anna Eden has warbled a campaign song for her father, Hibi Eden, the UDF candidate from Ernakulam parliamentary constituency. ‘Ullam Thodum Hibi Eden’ was launched on the Congress MLA’s Fb page the other day. The lyrics by Vinayak Sasikumar, which conjure the elemental bonding between a daughter and her doting Papa, have been set to dulcet tones by the renowned music director Mejo Joseph. Clara had herself chosen the tune out of the three composed by Mejo. It seems she took less than an hour and a half to wrap up both the audio and video versions of the whole campaign song. In the video, Anna Linda, Hibi’s wife, can be seen maternally conducting her daughter through the score. The use of personal photographs from the family album lends an intimate touch to the campaign effort.