Hear Amitabh Bachchan Sing At ‘Global Sounds of Peace’
If you’ve always wondered why despite our thriving music industry, we haven’t yet produced a “We Are The World”-esque anthem, well it’s not for lack of trying. Most recently, we’ve got this and this, and now Hindi film music director Aadesh Shrivastava has joined the fray with a whole album of world-harmony-inspired tunes entitled Global Sounds of Peace. Shrivastava will launch the project with an accompanying free concert this Wednesday, January 30 at the Andheri Sports Complex that will feature performances by some of the many stars who have contributed to the album. These include Shrivastava’s bestie Amitabh Bachchan, and Hindi film playback singers Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Roop Kumar Rathod and Kavita Krishnamurthy, each of whom will perform their respective contributions (you can watch clips of them in the studio here). The list of performers includes folk-fusion rock act The Raghu Dixit Project and Shiamak Davar’s dance troupe as well, but missing from the line-up is Senegalese hip hop star (and one-time Bollywood playback singer) Akon, who also appears on the album. Entry is free, and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis on the presentation of a print-out of the invitation pass, which can be downloaded here.