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WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

Shanti Samsara

World Music for Environmental Consciousness

RICKY KEJ

 

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Shanti Samsara Launch at United Nations COP21, Paris

Shanti Samsara 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. 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.

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Shanti Samsara LIVE in Concert

Shanti Samsara LIVE for the President of India
Shanti Samsara live at UN
Shanti Samsara live at Bangalore Palace
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Shanti Samsara is an international gift of music to celebrate the unequaled gifts of mother nature – love this music – as you would your own mother.

Tom Brokaw (Legendary US News Anchor)
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About Artist

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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Album Videos

Ganga- An epic tribute to the river Ganges
https://youtu.be/eMhq_KdSmK8

Ganga- An epic tribute to the river Ganges

Love Divine- Awareness on Human-Elephant Conflict
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eUxV9K4S-4

Love Divine- Awareness on Human-Elephant Conflict

Breathe- Dedicated to the Rainforests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeQDZISmLkI

Breathe- Dedicated to the Rainforests

One Song - LIVE at the Bangalore Palace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJlzZmOnWFA

One Song - LIVE at the Bangalore Palace

One Song - All of us are One Song
https://youtu.be/Jn2jR391Dfk

One Song - All of us are One Song

Monks of Sherabling
https://youtu.be/VdqQgNI6sGg

Monks of Sherabling

Concert for the President of India
https://youtu.be/_TQa-_ma9lI

Concert for the President of India

Climate Change interview with President Anote Tong
https://youtu.be/FXPZRpjepaA

Climate Change interview with President Anote Tong

National Anthem of India
https://youtu.be/ykK-HvLE3pc

National Anthem of India

team

Team

Amitabh Bachchan (India)

Bollywood Legend

Wouter Kellerman (South Africa)

Grammy Award Winner

Stewart Copeland (USA)

The Police

Peter Yarrow (USA)

From Peter Paul & Mary

President Anote Tong

(Republic of Kiribati)

Patti Austin (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Philip Lawrence (USA)

Grammy Award Winner, Bruno Mars

Kabir Sehgal (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Brent Fisher (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa)

Grammy Award Winner

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (S.Africa)

Grammy Award Winner

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK)

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (India)

Grammy Award Winner

Monks of the Sherabling Monastery (Tibet)

Grammy Award Winner

Gary Nicholson (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Frances Fisher (USA)

Hollywood Actress

Rosanna Arquette (USA)

BAFTA Winner

Val Garay (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Christopher Tin (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Darlene Koldenhoven (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Jennifer Gasoi (Canada)

Grammy Award Winner

Tina Guo (USA)

Cellist

Rocky Dawuni (Ghana)

Grammy Nominated

Shankar Mahadevan (India)

Bollywood Superstar

Armand Hutton (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Mehmet Sanlikol (Turkey)

Grammy Nominee

Ciro Hutardo (Peru)

Grammy Nominee

Ani Choying Drolma (Nepal)

The Singing Nun

Thom TK Kidd (USA)

Producer

Gavin Lurssen (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Geeta Novotny (USA)

Mezzo-Soprano

Hariharan (India)

Bollywood Superstar

Laura Dickinson (USA)

Vocalist

Sussan Deyhim (Iran)

Vocalist

Kheireddine M'kachiche (Algeria)

Violinist

Ruslan Biryukov (USA)

Cellist

Bradford Rogers (USA)

Producer

Christian Tumalan (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Ilhama Gasimova (Azerbaijan)

Vocalist

Jali Fily Cissokho (Senegal)

Praise Singer

Jeffrey Lesser (USA)

Emmy Award Winner

Lindsay Wagner (USA)

TV and Film Actress

Mads Tolling (Denmark)

Grammy Award Winner

Rafa Sardina (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Seayool Kim (Korea)

Piri Player

Lan Tung (Taiwan)

Erhu & Vocals

Tann (USA)

Singer

Ron Korb (Canada)

Grammy Nominee

Mitsuki Dazai (Japan)

Koto

Ruth Webber & The San Diego Jewish Mens Choir (USA)

Mei Han (China)

Guzheng

Tri Nguyen (Vietnam)

Dan Tranh

Hai Phuong (Vietnam)

Dan Bau

Oscar Autie (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Immanuel Ramirez (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Seungmin Cha (Korea)

Daegeum

James McMillen (USA)

Arranger

Seay (USA)

Vocalist & Vocal Arranger

Jocelyn Clark (Korea)

Gayageum

David Zasloff (USA)

Shakuhachi

Don Hart (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Steve Robertson (USA)

Project Peace on Earth

Windwalker Dorn (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Vito David Gregoli (USA)

Producer & Engineer

Dave Gross (USA)

Producer & Arranger

Vanil Veigas (India)

Producer & Arranger

William Kelly Millionis (USA)

Executive Producer

Alexis D'Souza (Qatar & India)

Singer & Songwriter

P.A. Deepak (India)

Grammy Award Winner

Joshua Cheek (USA)

Arranger & Producer

Raghava KK (India)

Artistic Producer

Lonnie Park (USA)

Singer & Songwriter

Victor Indrizzo (USA)

Drums & Percussion

Paul Speer (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Sunny Singh (India)

Executive Producer & Mentor

Manoj George (India)

Violinist & Orchestrator

Arun Kumar (India)

Vocal Percussion

Asad Khan (India)

Sitar

Bethany Yarrow (USA)

Singer

Butto (India)

Bansuri

Chaitra HG (India)

Singer

Charanraj MR (India)

Singer

Devan Ekambaram (India)

Singer

Prajoth D'sa (India)

Singer

Dominic D'Cruz (India)

Bass

Nandini Srikar (India)

Singer

Praveen Godkhindi (India)

Bansuri

Raveolution Strings (India)

Rufus Cappadocia (USA)

Cellist

Sawani Shende (India)

Singer

Suchismita (India)

Singer

Sumarani (India)

Sitar

Varijashree Venugopal (India)

Singer

Venugopal (India)

Tabla

Amitabh Bachchan (India)

Bollywood Legend

Wouter Kellerman (South Africa)

Grammy Award Winner

Stewart Copeland (USA)

The Police

Peter Yarrow (USA)

Peter Yarrow (USA)

From Peter Paul & Mary

Peter Yarrow (USA)

From Peter Paul & Mary

President Anote Tong

President Anote Tong

(Republic of Kiribati)

President Anote Tong

(Republic of Kiribati)

Patti Austin (USA)

Patti Austin (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Patti Austin (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Philip Lawrence (USA)

Philip Lawrence (USA)

Grammy Award Winner, Bruno Mars

Philip Lawrence (USA)

Grammy Award Winner, Bruno Mars

Kabir Sehgal (USA)

Kabir Sehgal (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Kabir Sehgal (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Brent Fisher (USA)

Brent Fisher (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Brent Fisher (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa)

Grammy Award Winner

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (S.Africa)

Grammy Award Winner

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK)

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (India)

Grammy Award Winner

Monks of the Sherabling Monastery (Tibet)

Grammy Award Winner

Gary Nicholson (USA)

Gary Nicholson (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Gary Nicholson (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Frances Fisher (USA)

Frances Fisher (USA)

Hollywood Actress

Frances Fisher (USA)

Hollywood Actress

Rosanna Arquette (USA)

BAFTA Winner

Val Garay (USA)

Val Garay (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Val Garay (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Christopher Tin (USA)

Christopher Tin (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Christopher Tin (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Darlene Koldenhoven (USA)

Darlene Koldenhoven (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Darlene Koldenhoven (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Jennifer Gasoi (Canada)

Jennifer Gasoi (Canada)

Grammy Award Winner

Jennifer Gasoi (Canada)

Grammy Award Winner

Tina Guo (USA)

Cellist

Rocky Dawuni (Ghana)

Rocky Dawuni (Ghana)

Grammy Nominated

Rocky Dawuni (Ghana)

Grammy Nominated

Shankar Mahadevan (India)

Shankar Mahadevan (India)

Bollywood Superstar

Shankar Mahadevan (India)

Bollywood Superstar

Armand Hutton (USA)

Armand Hutton (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Armand Hutton (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Mehmet Sanlikol (Turkey)

Grammy Nominee

Ciro Hutardo (Peru)

Ciro Hutardo (Peru)

Grammy Nominee

Ciro Hutardo (Peru)

Grammy Nominee

Ani Choying Drolma (Nepal)

The Singing Nun

Thom TK Kidd (USA)

Producer

Gavin Lurssen (USA)

Gavin Lurssen (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Gavin Lurssen (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Geeta Novotny (USA)

Mezzo-Soprano

Hariharan (India)

Hariharan (India)

Bollywood Superstar

Hariharan (India)

Bollywood Superstar

Laura Dickinson (USA)

Vocalist

Sussan Deyhim (Iran)

Vocalist

Kheireddine M'kachiche (Algeria)

Violinist

Ruslan Biryukov (USA)

Cellist

Bradford Rogers (USA)

Producer

Christian Tumalan (USA)

Christian Tumalan (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Christian Tumalan (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Ilhama Gasimova (Azerbaijan)

Vocalist

Jali Fily Cissokho (Senegal)

Praise Singer

Jeffrey Lesser (USA)

Jeffrey Lesser (USA)

Emmy Award Winner

Jeffrey Lesser (USA)

Emmy Award Winner

Lindsay Wagner (USA)

Lindsay Wagner (USA)

TV and Film Actress

Lindsay Wagner (USA)

TV and Film Actress

Mads Tolling (Denmark)

Mads Tolling (Denmark)

Grammy Award Winner

Mads Tolling (Denmark)

Grammy Award Winner

Rafa Sardina (USA)

Rafa Sardina (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Rafa Sardina (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Seayool Kim (Korea)

Piri Player

Lan Tung (Taiwan)

Lan Tung (Taiwan)

Erhu & Vocals

Lan Tung (Taiwan)

Erhu & Vocals

Tann (USA)

Singer

Ron Korb (Canada)

Ron Korb (Canada)

Grammy Nominee

Ron Korb (Canada)

Grammy Nominee

Mitsuki Dazai (Japan)

Koto

Ruth Webber & The San Diego Jewish Mens Choir (USA)

Mei Han (China)

Guzheng

Tri Nguyen (Vietnam)

Dan Tranh

Hai Phuong (Vietnam)

Dan Bau

Oscar Autie (USA)

Oscar Autie (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Oscar Autie (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Immanuel Ramirez (USA)

Immanuel Ramirez (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Immanuel Ramirez (USA)

Grammy Award Winner

Seungmin Cha (Korea)

Daegeum

James McMillen (USA)

Arranger

Seay (USA)

Seay (USA)

Vocalist & Vocal Arranger

Seay (USA)

Vocalist & Vocal Arranger

Jocelyn Clark (Korea)

Gayageum

David Zasloff (USA)

Shakuhachi

Don Hart (USA)

Don Hart (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Don Hart (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Steve Robertson (USA)

Steve Robertson (USA)

Project Peace on Earth

Steve Robertson (USA)

Project Peace on Earth

Windwalker Dorn (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Vito David Gregoli (USA)

Vito David Gregoli (USA)

Producer & Engineer

Vito David Gregoli (USA)

Producer & Engineer

Dave Gross (USA)

Dave Gross (USA)

Producer & Arranger

Dave Gross (USA)

Producer & Arranger

Vanil Veigas (India)

Vanil Veigas (India)

Producer & Arranger

Vanil Veigas (India)

Producer & Arranger

William Kelly Millionis (USA)

Executive Producer

Alexis D'Souza (Qatar & India)

Singer & Songwriter

P.A. Deepak (India)

P.A. Deepak (India)

Grammy Award Winner

P.A. Deepak (India)

Grammy Award Winner

Joshua Cheek (USA)

Joshua Cheek (USA)

Arranger & Producer

Joshua Cheek (USA)

Arranger & Producer

Raghava KK (India)

Raghava KK (India)

Artistic Producer

Raghava KK (India)

Artistic Producer

Lonnie Park (USA)

Lonnie Park (USA)

Singer & Songwriter

Lonnie Park (USA)

Singer & Songwriter

Victor Indrizzo (USA)

Victor Indrizzo (USA)

Drums & Percussion

Victor Indrizzo (USA)

Drums & Percussion

Paul Speer (USA)

Paul Speer (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Paul Speer (USA)

Grammy Nominee

Sunny Singh (India)

Sunny Singh (India)

Executive Producer & Mentor

Sunny Singh (India)

Executive Producer & Mentor

Manoj George (India)

Manoj George (India)

Violinist & Orchestrator

Manoj George (India)

Violinist & Orchestrator

Arun Kumar (India)

Arun Kumar (India)

Vocal Percussion

Arun Kumar (India)

Vocal Percussion

Asad Khan (India)

Sitar

Bethany Yarrow (USA)

Singer

Butto (India)

Bansuri

Chaitra HG (India)

Singer

Charanraj MR (India)

Singer

Devan Ekambaram (India)

Singer

Prajoth D'sa (India)

Singer

Dominic D'Cruz (India)

Bass

Nandini Srikar (India)

Singer

Praveen Godkhindi (India)

Bansuri

Raveolution Strings (India)

Rufus Cappadocia (USA)

Cellist

Sawani Shende (India)

Singer

Suchismita (India)

Singer

Sumarani (India)

Sitar

Varijashree Venugopal (India)

Singer

Venugopal (India)

Tabla

mothers-call

Ricky Kej’s SHANTI SAMSARA is the sound of the nature, fusing many voices of our global musical ecosystem. From vocals originating in South Africa to the bamboo flute of India, this music is the soundtrack of Mother Nature. It is an echo of our environment, reminding us that the health of our planet is the most important gift to our children.

Ambassador Andrew Young (United States Ambassador to UN & Mayor of Atlanta)
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