Ahmedabad bands perform for Cricket for Peace programmeMarch 23rd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 23 (IANS) Six bands from Ahmedabad Wednesday presented their compositions for the Cricket for Peace programme being conducted in the three nations hosting the World Cup.
Overall, 110 bands from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka participated in the multi-country, multi-language programme organised by MoneyGram International, a global money transfer company.
The Cricket for Peace programme calls for bands to compose original songs that depict how cricket can bring about the spirit of peace among masses.
Bands from nine cities across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are vying for a place in the MoneyGram Cricket for Peace music album that will be launched in Mumbai on the eve of the World Cup final.
The six bands that performed were Aavrah, Daftan, Dropout Kids, Faculty, Feathers and Meghadhanoosh.
Commenting on the response to the programme, MoneyGram International South Asia regional director Harsh Lambah said: “Cricket, like music, can be a great unifier. It is universal and can bring people from around the world together for one purpose.”
Winners from auditions in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Dhaka and Colombo will make it to the album.
The highlight of the finale will be the performance by a tri-nation band comprising nine lead singers from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The singers will come together in Mumbai to create the ‘Cricket for Peace Anthem’ that will be multi-lingual and multi-ethnic in nature, and will use Hindi, Bangla, Sinhalese and English languages.
- Mumbai Indians came to cheer their 'Slinga Malinga' (World Cup Diary) - Mar 18, 2011
- South Asian nations to collaborate on health care - Feb 07, 2012
- Cricket captains to ride rickshaws to World Cup opening - Feb 16, 2011
- Ten teams for next 50-over Cricket World Cup, 16 for Twenty20 - Feb 18, 2011
- Fan makes smallest replica of World Cup - Feb 06, 2011
- Proteas women tour Bangladesh ahead of World T20 - Sep 04, 2012
- World Cup opener showcases South Asian culture (Roundup) - Feb 17, 2011
- 15 south Asian bands to rock Delhi - Nov 29, 2011
- Bangladesh media lauds Indian victory - Apr 04, 2011
- 'We won the World Cup for Sachin Tendulkar': R Ashwin - Apr 04, 2011
- Pakistan trying their best to avoid playing in India - Mar 02, 2011
- World Cup venues will ready in time: Shetty - Jan 25, 2011
- Use music show funds for flood relief: Rajapaksa - Feb 08, 2011
- Zimbabwe not scared of facing No.1 Australian team - Feb 19, 2011
- Cricket World Cup will strengthen ties between nations: Pawar - Feb 17, 2011
Tags: bangalore, chandigarh, chennai, colombo, dhaka, english languages, feathers, global money, money transfer, moneygram, mumbai, music album, nation band, peace music, regional director, sinhalese, South Asia, spirit of peace, tri nation, unifier