In a world rift with conflict violence and difference of opinions music is the universal language that bypasses boundaries, differences and cuts through prejudices to carry through the message of Peace across the globe. With this singular purpose in mind Aadesh Shrivastava today presented his latest Album ‘Global Sounds of Peace’ LIVE In Concert at the Shahji Raje Bhosle Krida Sankul on Martyrs Day, Wednesday 30 January 2013. The concert was produced by Raaga Entertainment and Pratap Singh.Present at the concert was Abhishek Bachchan, Subroto Roy, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Govinda, Kunal Kapoor, Mehul Choksi, Shekhar Suman with his son besides of course the performers like Amitabh Bachchan, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kavita Seth, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan and lot more.The concert featured Dr Amitabh Bachchan singing Raag Basanti in his mesmerising baritone voice. It also showcased some of the best musical talents in India and across the globe including Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Kailash Kher, Raghu Dixit, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vijeyta Pandit, Kavita Krishnamurthy, L Subramanium, and performances by Shiamak Davar’s Talented Dance group. International artists Pamela Logoie and Akon are also part of this international collaboration. The voices of the next gen were also heard as Ambi and Bindu Subramanium; Avitesh and Anivesh Shrivastava regaled the audiences with their melodious vocals along with Naina Bachchan at the piano.All of these singers and artistes performed to the beats of the World Raaga Symphony, an amalgamation of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Indian instrumentalists led by David Murphy and a joint collaboration with Aadesh Shrivastava.Said Aadesh Shrivastava about this initiative, “This concert is an offering from my soul to all of humanity, in the hope that the universal language of music will resonate to all those who hear these melodies and help unite them as one family - one world. I thank each and everyone especially Mr Bachchan who has always been my inspiration, for thier contribution and their help, without their support this much cherished dream would not have found fulfilment!”
Said Mr Bachchan, "I am very proud of Aadesh for taking on this initiative, music has the ability to transcend barriers and melt away differences. I wish him all the best in this endeavour and hope that everyone here today is inspired to take one small step in the right direction towards peace and harmony" “We are happy to support Aadesh in this exceptional initiative and we hope that this musical message of peace echo’s loud and clear across the world. This is why The Global Sounds of Peace Concert is open to all, as we need to spread this message of peace and harmony to as many people as possible who wish to participate and join in this vision of a peaceful and harmonious world” added Pratap Singh, Patron - Raaga Music and Entertainment.
Mehul Choksi, CMD, Gitanjali Group, said, “On behalf of Gitanjali Group, I would like to thank Global Sounds of Peace for recognizing the Group’s CSR initiatives like Saksham that provides employment within the diamond industry to People with Disabilities and Beti which mobilizes support for victims of attacks against women. We support this excellent peace initiative and are really proud to be associated with an event of such magnitude which promotes peace across the globe.”“Aadesh's indomitable spirit and world class creation is laudable and inspiring. Our association with Global Sounds of Peace is a gesture towards a call and cause that has the power to change the world ", says Managing Director Sameer Nerurkar.The music for the concert has been composed by Aadesh Shrivastava with lyrics contributed by Sameer Anjaan, Panchhi Jalonvi, Rahul Seth, Shyam Raj and Bindu Subramanium.
The Global Sounds of Peace Concert will also be aired as a 90 minute telecast in February on Colors.