Date / Time : Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:30 A.M.
Place : Epicentre Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector-44, Gurgaon
Lorraine Music Academy & the LAMP Trust recently launched “Come India Sing For Disaster Relief” – a musical initiative to raise awareness, sensitivity, resilience, resources and support for National Disaster Management & Relief work.
The children of the Lorraine Music Academy & the LAMP Trust performed at the Epicentre Auditorium at the Fund Raiser by “Pure Hearts” to raise awareness and resources for the Nepal Earthquake victims. The Lorraine Music Academy and the LAMP Trust participated in the “Pure Hearts” Fund Raiser and collaborated towards putting up a performance in order to raise funds for the Nepal Earthquake victims. “Pure Hearts” also invited Mallika Dutta, Naman Chawla, Aditi Iyer, Parikrama Inc’s band Desi Roots and TopRock Crew led by Varun Vig to perform at this Fund Raiser.
Lorraine Fiona Aloysius played on the Piano, along with students of the Lorraine Music Academy who touched the hearts of the audience through songs including “God Will Make A Way” by Don Moen, among many others. Pop songs like “This Love” by Maroon 5, “Yellow” by Coldplay, and “Aint No Sunshine” by Bill Withers were sung by 13-year old Ananya Ravi, along with Diya Syal and Rubal Ahuja, accompanied by the “Come India Sing” band comprising of Arnav Prasad, Tanmay Gupta, Kaustav Sood, Ananya Mohan, Pranay Gupta, Suryavir Bal, Andrew Packiam and Mike Manlun playing on various instruments such as the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass and drums. Ten-year old Kiyoshi Yakeem played “Sonatine” by Kahlun on the piano and also played “The Trout” by Schubert along with her 12-year old sister Tanushi Yakeem on the piano. Twelve-year old Akhil Sahni played the popular classic “Fur Elise” by Beethoven on the piano. Ten-year old Aditi Iyer sang pop songs “Skyfall” by Adele and “I Am Alive” by Celine Dion.
The program included:
Aubrey Aloysius, founder of the Lorraine Music Academy and the LAMP Trust, and Chairman of the National Patriotic Project, says “When natural disasters – such as Earthquakes, Floods, Landslides, Cyclones, Tsunamis, Floods, Heat Waves – strikes home and around the world, Indians should be prepared to help in mitigation. Talented Singers, Musicians and Dancers from across Gurgaon and the National Capital Region of Delhi came together to sing and perform. Singing brings unity of spirit and oneness. The audience were encouraged to lend their voices and their hearts to raise awareness, sensitivity, resilience, resources and support for National Disaster Management & Relief work and foster a culture of prevention, preparedness and mitigation. The songs that we sang, the resources that we raised, will help the natural disaster victims re-build their broken lives brick by brick. We may not be directly affected, but we are brothers and sisters and we must feel for them and hence do what we can to help them rebuild their lives.”
This “Come India Sing For Disaster Relief” musical performance forms a part of our “Come India Sing…” series of Nation Building initiatives utilising music as a tool. This series of initiatives, events & participative activities forms a part of the ongoing National Patriotic Project “Come India Sing Jana Gana Mana” that was launched on 15th August 2013, our Independence Day.
The National Patriotic Project “Come India Sing Jana Gana Mana” is a clarion call to 1.27 Billion Indians to stand together for one cause – the Unity of India, by singing one song – our National Anthem, in the correct code as laid out in the Constitution of India, i.e.- in 52 seconds.
Aubrey Aloysius, founder of the Lorraine Music Academy and the LAMP Trust, and Chairman of the National Patriotic Project, says “Music is food for the soul. Good food and good exercise gives you good physical stability. A good diet of the right kind of music gives you mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual stability. Music helps the creative process and sparks the imagination and ideas. When this musical imagination and experience of singing our National Anthem is ignited in a group circumstance, we have the most extraordinary power to change young lives for positive living and nation-building. The “Come India Sing” series of musical initiatives aims to unite children, youth and their families in the Nation Building task, promoting the key initiatives of our Government for cleanliness, hygiene, good health & development through music. Music helps to develop and build the scientific temper among children. Music, science and mathematics are co-related. It has been scientifically proved that music develops mathematical skills. When we study music, we have vibrations, frequency, resonance, tension, mass, length, pitch, harmonics, overtones – attributes that connect physics to music!”