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Making music for climate change

Capital to witness a musical concert that is all about global warming. Artists share the stage to spread 'tunes' to save the planet.

music Updated: Dec 02, 2009 20:48 IST
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Capital to witness a musical concert that is all about global warming. Artists share the stage to spread 'tunes' to save the planet.

While the world awaits the World leaders action plan at the Global Warming Summit to be held in Copenhagen from December 7, the Capital will witness a musical concert 'Act Now: climate ke liye bajao' on December 5 and 6 at Quila Rai Pithoda near Lado Sarai.

Thirty international NGOs including Greenpeace, SEEDS India and the India Youth Climate Network (IYCN) are part of the initiative. The bands and musicians performing at the concert include Indian Ocean, Swaratma, Sarangi Funk, Adwaita, X Mantra and Mohit Chauhan.

The entertainment industry is upbeat. “This is a great move,” says actress Chitrangada Singh. She adds, “Our PM must go for the Copenhagen summit.”
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says, “It is time for us to save our planet. My film Paani is on the same issue.” Actor Kunal Kapoor says, “Spreading awareness about the issue through this concert is a great idea.” Musician Mohit Chauhan, who’s also performing at the concert, feels the youth can make all the difference. “Be aware and hold the government accountable,” he says. Chauhan has also dedicated a song in his upcoming album Fitoor to global warming. VJ Gaurav Kapoor says, “I believe that a serious message can be delivered in an entertaining and lighter vein. That’s why I’m on board.”

Entry : Free for all
The concert begins at 5 pm