Shankar Mahadevan, who caused the world of deep sea diving a great loss when he chose to be a singer, will perfrom at the United Nations on 30th April.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently designated April 30th International Jazz Day. The day will end with a major concert in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York. The UN concert will pay tribute to jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the United Nations, UNESCO and the United States Department of State, have invited Shankar Mahadevan to participate in the United Nations concert on Monday evening, April 30th. The concert will witness participation from artists hailing from all genres of music from every continent, specifically invited to be a part of this multi cultural celebration. Musicians like Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock,George Duke, Christian McBride, Jimmy Heath, Hugh Masekela, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Angelique Kidjo, Zakir Hussain and Lang Lang have already confirmed their participation.
Says Shankar from New York, “It is undoubtedly a matter of immense pride and honour to represent India as part of this global peace initiative by the United Nations. Just being in the company of illustrious musicians from all over the world and performing at the UN Assembly before a global audience will be a fantastic experience; one that am really looking forward to. The concert will be a great diplomatic platform facilitated through the universal language of music and I feel blessed to be a worthy representative of my country”