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Ricky Kej to perform a song on Gandhi for Narendra Modi in South Africa

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits South Africa, a desi welcome awaits him: Grammy Award winning Indian musician Ricky Kej is all set to perform at The Dome in Johannesburg on Friday.

music Updated: Jul 08, 2016 11:23 IST
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Ricky Kej (R) with singer Usha Mangeshkar during the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar memorial award function on his 74th death anniversary in Mumbai .
Ricky Kej (R) with singer Usha Mangeshkar during the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar memorial award function on his 74th death anniversary in Mumbai . (PTI)

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits South Africa, a desi welcome awaits him: Grammy Award winning Indian musician Ricky Kej is all set to perform at The Dome in Johannesburg on Friday.

The performance will be witnessed by a live audience of over 15,000 people and a television audience of 200 million across the globe, Kej’s media manager Varsha Kej said. “Kej who has flown to Johannesburg especially for this, will be performing a song about Mahatma Gandhi from his Grammy Winning album Winds of Samsara. The music video of the song Mahatma will also be played and witnessed by the entire audience,” she said.

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“Kej’s strong connection with South Africa goes back to few years, as the album that won him the prestigious Grammy Award is based on the ideals of peace by the Fathers of both these nations Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela,” Varsha said.

Modi will be in Johannesburg as part of his four nation tour of Africa to enhance ties specially in the economic sphere and people-to-people contacts.

“He will be interacting with the huge number of Indian diaspora that is expected to take part in this historic event,” she said.

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