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Annette Hanshaw. Jazz singer Annette Hanshaw’s tender and sweet ballads lyrically illustrate a sutra which brings Sita’s story into modern relevance, while giving Nina’s storyline a timeless understanding. Regardless of our places in history, love may be a bitter song to sing. The song titles alone practically tell this story, with titles like, What Wouldn't I Do For That Man, Daddy Won't You Please Come Home, Mean To Me, I am Blue, and Lover Come Back to Me we get a clear picture of the stories being told as Sita Sings the Blues. Additionally the narrative of the film is carried forward with modern Indian music and a montage that marries the past and present with traditional sounds in a modern context.