Singer for awareness

Published: Nov 23, 2011, 11:32 IST | Himani Kothari |

Today is the time for all you enthusiastic fans to throng the venue as your favourite bands sing for a cause

Today is the time for all you enthusiastic fans to throng the venue as your favourite bands sing for a cause

Although climate change poses a global threat, a large section of people are still not aware of its direct impact to their lives and hence ignore it. But it's a known fact that for as long as there have been people on earth, there have been music-makers and music lovers. Music makes our understanding better. This is the fact on which the concert 'My earth, my duty' is based on. 


The concert is organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the NGOs Advit Foundation and Routes 2 Roots in the capital today and tomorrow. Indian band Parikrama will be performing at the event along with the New York rock band Solar Punch and singer Kabul.

On asking how will music help create awareness amongst people about environmental issues, Rakesh Gupta, founder, Routes 2 Roots says, "Music is that medium which sinks in people easily and they immediately can relate to it. It's like a granny's treat and not a doctor's prescription."

 And what is he doing to make sure the concert is organised in a eco-friendly way, he adds, "The band Solar Punch uses a solar energy powered system for their instruments. We have requested people to come to the event by public transports. The lighting in the auditorium is done by solar charged sources and for all the invites we have used recycled paper."

Talking about  their performance Srijan Mahajan, Parikrama's drummer, says, "Here we will play old school rock n roll, as always. We will play 20 of our original compositions." About their take on their Delhi fans he adds, "The people of Delhi have always been attracted to good music. So by this concert people who don't think about the environmental issues otherwise will be exposed to them once they are here."

On September 15
At India International Centre, Main Auditorium
Timings 6.30pm

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