To create political awareness through art and music director Pa Ranjith wanted to form a music band\r\nthat engages with the current political and social issues in the state. His organisation, Neelam Cultural\r\nCentre formed a 19-piece band called The Casteless Collective that includes four rappers, seven\r\ninstrumentalists and eight gaana musicians, a popular folk music style in Tamil Nadu. \u201cThis is a collective\r\nthat is without caste, that aims to eliminate caste and religious discrimination through music,\u201d said the\r\ndirector.\r\n\r\n \r\nNot only to create social awareness but his aim is also to provide a platform for independent musicians.\r\nRanjith who grew up listening to Gaana songs wanted to do something for it. During the auditions they\r\nwere looking for some unique and innovative performers. Chellamuthu was one candidate who got\r\nselected by singing a song about fisherfolk and their problems.\r\nThe concert on January 6 went\u00a0viral on the internet. The artists were so confident that some change can\r\ndefinitely happen in the society.