BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Grammy Award winners such as Ricky Kej from India, South African flautist Wouter Kellerman, Laura Dickenson from the USA and Padma Bhushan Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena) and several others, would be coming together for an online concert on the occasion of the Earth Day i.e. April 22.
One Page Spotlight, the social and professional networking site for creators and entertainment professionals, is all set to host this 60-minute online concert on April 22 featuring 40 musicians from six countries including five Grammy Award winners and live stream on various platforms.
The concert will feature performances from artistes and musicians across 13 cities of the world where they will be performing from their homes by expressing their solidarity to the global lockdown and fight against COVID-19 by promoting #stayhomestaysafe initiatives taken up by everyone across the globe.
Commenting on the initiative, Ricky Kej, a Grammy-winning American composer, music producer and environmentalist, said, “Today, music is the most consumed form of culture. The ability of music is to increase social cohesion and direct human attention, captivate and create a sense of community. The idea behind this concert is to spread awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment which serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it. The current situation has threatened the livelihood of people, species and ecosystems. We are calling everyone around the globe to rise up and come together and act to make positive and sustainable changes to protect the earth that we live on.”
The concert will live stream at 8 pm in India and 8 pm and the audience can view the concert through the official social media handles [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube] of WHO, WWF, Earth Day Network, UNFCCC, UNCCD, UNICEF and also at the official handles of One Page Spotlight.
Dr Tedros Adhanom, head WHO, Pavan Sukhdev, global head WWF, Ibrahim Thiaw, global head UNCCD, HH Sadhguru, head Isha Foundation will be a part of the concert and speak to the viewers.