Award winning musicians unite for children at the ‘My Earth Songs for Every Child’ global concert
Live concert broadcast worldwide from India to support and fundraise for UNICEF’s Reimagine Campaign to prevent the COVID-19 Pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children.
KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI, 19 June 2020 – Six Grammy®️ award winners and two Grammy®️ nominees will come together to perform for children at the global ‘My Earth Songs for Every Child’ concert on 21 June 2020, World Music Day. The concert will be live streamed at 8:00 p.m. IST and again at 8:00 p.m. EST on UNICEF Facebook channels and on major networks across all continents.
Organized by Grammy®️ Award winning composer and music producer and UNICEF India celebrity supporter Ricky Kej, the concert supports UNICEF’s #ReimagineCampaign towards building a more sustainable world and a better future for every child.
“Through this concert we aim to raise awareness on UNICEF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations received from this global concert will support UNICEF’s #Reimagine Campaign to prevent the COVID-19 Pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children,’’ said Jean Gough, Regional Director, UNICEF South Asia.
The eight illustrious children’s music artists will perform select songs from the ‘My Earth Songs’ album, composed by Ricky Kej, that he jointly launched with UNICEF in 2018. The set of 27 songs for children and young people highlights the condition of the planet and the actions each of us needs to take to ensure a clean, green, equal and prosperous world for future generations.
“I am very excited to perform for the ‘My Earth Songs for Every Child’ concert, to bring much needed, meaningful entertainment to children, especially during these unusual times of the Pandemic. As a supporter of UNICEF, I encourage everyone to join us; together we can #Reimagine a better future for every child because children are the hidden victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” said Ricky Kej.
The My Earth Songs For Every Child Concert will be broadcasted live globally by major networks on 21 June at 8:00 p.m. IST and also live streamed on UNICEF South Asia and UNICEF India Facebook pages. It will be broadcast again at 8:00 p.m. EST on UNICEF Facebook channels globally. T-Series YouTube, Hungama Digital, Zee Five and Star Times Kids are among the broadcast partnership who will telelcast in 54 African nations. The concert is presented by Vivendi Communiqué de Presse and is supported by UN Climate Change, UNCCD, and UN SDG Action Campaign.
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. Follow UNICEF on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about COVID-19 and guidance on how to protect children and families, visit www.unicef.org/coronavirus
UNICEF relies on the support and donations from businesses and individuals to sustain and expand health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and child protection programmes for all girls and boys everywhere. Support us today to help every child survive and thrive! www.unicef.org/reimagine
The UNICEF South Asia region include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) works with all eight UNICEF Country Offices in South Asia to help to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential. Follow UNICEF ROSA on Twitter and Facebook.
About the Reimagine Campaign
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, UNICEF launched the #Reimagine Campaign, an urgent appeal to governments, the public, donors and the private sector to support UNICEF’s efforts to respond, recover and reimagine a world currently besieged by the coronavirus. Together, we can prevent this pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis.
Learn about the #Reimagine campaign here: www.unicef.org/reimagine
About Ricky Kej
Grammy®️ Award Winner, US Billboard #1 artist, UNESCO mgiep Ambassador and UNICEF 'Celebrity Supporter' Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Environmentalist and Professor. Ricky has dedicated his life and Music to creating awareness on the Environment, and positive social impact. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
Since 2014, Vivendi has focused on building a world-class content, media and communications group with European roots. In content creation, Vivendi owns powerful, complementary assets in music (Universal Music Group), movies and series (Canal+ Group), publishing (Editis) and mobile games (Gameloft) which are the most popular forms of entertainment content in the world today.
In the distribution market, Vivendi has acquired the Dailymotion platform and repositioned it to create a new digital showcase for its content. The Group has also joined forces with several telecom operators and platforms to maximize the reach of its distribution networks. In communications, through Havas. The Group possesses unique creative expertise in promoting free content and producing short formats, which are increasingly viewed on mobile devices. In addition, through Vivendi Village, the Group explores new forms of business in live entertainment, franchises and ticketing that are complementary to its core activities. Vivendi’s various businesses cohesively work together as an integrated industrial group to create greater value. www.vivendi.com
List of Broadcast Partners for the concert
Hungama Digital (India)
MX Player (India)
Start Times ON (Africa)
T-Series (World’s largest YouTube Channel)
Asia-Pacific broadcasters Union (ABU)
DishTV DTH (India)
Star Times Kids (54 African Nations)
Mobile: Vodafone App
All links will be placed on www.MyEarthSongs.com
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.