When you ask average college students to describe the social state of the country, they will vaguely garble on a variety of impressive sounding topics such as poverty, lack of literacy and then with a confident flick of their sleekly straightened hair, end the whole tirade with a rant about how the politicians and the rampant corruption are going to bring the country down. When asked if they’re doing anything about it, vague mumblings ensue about everything under the sun from NGOs to Anna Hazare to starving kids.
Now, you can’t really blame the poor things (disillusioned students) for the lack of interest or awareness. In this fast paced generation of bright and shiny things packaged in pretty coverings (Apple products?), social issues understandably sound unbearably droll. But not for long!
Rock for a Cause, a Mumbai-based Non-Profit Youth Organization, has taken the initiative to spread awareness about social issues through charity shows and provide a platform for Indie/local bands as well as professional National/International Artistes to perform for them, to spread awareness for their causes. They thus end up killing two large, exotic, colourful, expensive birds with one tiny humble stone.
For their most recent venture, they’re flying in Fire on Dawson, an internationally acclaimed German Rock band, to make some noise for Child Rights. Them, along with the suave Something Relevant, will play on 5th Feburary at ICT grounds, Mumbai, from 5 p.m. onwards. The proceeds of the concert will be donated to CRY – Child Rights and You. It’ll be a kickass blend of kickass music for a kickass cause.
However, for those who still doubt the kickassity (we did not make up that word) of the event, Fire on Dawson, on 2nd February , will play a pre-gig preview at High Street Phoenix, along with Moon Burn and Panic Attack. Be there in the name of good music and child rights!
For more information about their organization, check out their website.