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Big B attends concert for peace

Posted on Jan 31, 04:22PM | IBNS

Mumbai, Jan 30 : Bollywood composer Aadesh Shrivastava on Wednesday presented his latest album 'Global Sounds of Peace' LIVE In Concert at the Shahji Raje Bhosle Krida Sankul here on the occasion of Martyrs Day.

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 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!"

Bachchan said, "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"

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 concert was produced by Raaga Entertainment and Pratap Singh.