Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Making India Proud - One note at a time

It’s indeed a proud moment for India and for the A R Rahman Foundation, when the Sunshine Orchestra got an opportunity to perform at the United Nations, on the eve of the 70th Indian Independence day celebration. 
The Sunshine Orchestra performed the 'Kurai Ondrum Illai' & paid tribute to MS Subbulakshmi, the first Indian musician to be honored with India's highest civilian honor the Bharat Ratna, who also performed at the UN in the year 1966. 

After the concert our founder quoted, “In my lifetime I want to see a world where people do not fight and kill each other but find better methods to solve conflicts. Let us hope in our lifetime we see this change.” 
The entire team of the foundation works tirelessly to make his words turn into a reality and to serve the community and the nation by spreading love through music. 
These students hail from the soil of our nation, they are the sons and daughters of our country's  hard working population, the tea sellers, iron-men, house helpers, & auto men.
These are the folks who don't have the exposure to know about western music, or instruments or let alone getting to visit a concert hall. 
Most of their parents are often worried whether or not they shall be able to ensure that their students get the normal school education they deserve.
To accomplish what our musicians have done as first generation musicians with unending struggle in their personal lives; on a globally recognized platform is unprecedented, spectacular and has won the hearts of the entire nation. 
As a musician myself, I know the practice time it takes, to achieve something as a soloist or as an ensemble. The sacrifice of everything else along with the focus and dedication required for note perfect precision is something one cannot achieve within a day. 
To make your contribution and to make music accessible to all, visit our website. 

- Vidhi G Bhanushali
Manager Sponsorship & Grant

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