Ricky Kej’s “Shanti Samsara” is world music for environmental consciousness. The album was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi & President of France François Hollande at the United Nations COP21 (Paris) in the presence of UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon. Material from the album was performed live at the United Nations General Assembly, NYC and across the globe.
Spearheaded by Grammy® Award Winning composer & conservationist Ricky Kej (India) and inspired by his conversation with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, “Shanti Samsara” is truly a global endeavor featuring over 500 musicians including 22 Grammy® Winners from across the globe.
This album is a spiritual journey as much as musical one. In listening, we reflect not only on the subtle sounds of nature but our relation to them, and especially, our roles and responsibilities as children of Mother Nature. That is why Kej titled the album “Shanti Samsara.” The literal translation of the Sanskrit word “Shanti” means peace, but it has a broader meaning: peace, harmony, and equilibrium, in which we live in symbiosis with our surroundings.
About Ricky Key
Grammy® Award winner & conservationist Ricky Kej has acquired a host of accolades over the years, including a Billboard #1 position, UN Humanitarian Artist Award, two ZMR awards (Zone Music Awards, USA), two SAMA awards (South African Music Awards) as well as a 2015 GIMA award and “National Youth Icon Award” in India.
Ricky Kej composed and produced his latest album ‘SHANTI SAMSARA’, which was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande in the presence of World Leaders at the United Nations COP21 Paris Summit. Ricky went on to performing music from this album at the United Nations General Assembly, NY among other venues worldwide.
His repertoire of work consists of 15 studio albums released internationally, over 3,000 commercials and 3 feature films. He scored music for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2011, held in Dhaka-Bangladesh
A true champion for the World Music genre, Ricky is constantly collaborating with artists from India and world-over. His performances are usually large scaled productions attended by World-Leaders and Change makers.
Ricky is a firm advocate for conservation and animal rights. While his network of collaborators grows larger with each new production, at home in Bangalore, Ricky runs two full-fledged studios where he and a tight-knit team of devoted engineers and musicians create the magic of music.
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