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Abhay Sopori represents India in “One Human” Project for UNICEF

New Delhi, July 20, 2021: Music Maestro Abhay Sopori is part of the prestigious “One Human” song released globally representing India. The global collaborative project brings to reality “One Human” in honor of the UN Nelson Mandela International Day weekend featuring 128 prominent artists from 110 countries around the world. The proceeds raised through the song will benefit UNICEF. The song has been released by artist and composer Graham Czach from USA who specifically composed and arranged the song for a world orchestra.

The song aims to spread a universal message of peace and solidarity, as well as help those in need by supporting UNICEF, the humanitarian organization working globally in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children and communities worldwide.

Santoor maestro & music composer Abhay Rustum Sopori is a winner of dozens of national and international awards like ‘Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal’, Gandhi Global Peace Award by United Nations accredited Gandhi Global Family, ‘Top Grade Artist’ by Govt. of India, ‘Atal Shikhar Samman’ presented at the Parliament of India, ‘Dr. S. Radhakrishnan National Media Award’, ‘State Icon’ title by Election Commission of India, Jammu & Kashmir, ‘J&K Government Civil Award’, ‘Best Citizens of India Award’, ‘Bharat Shiromani Award’, ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi’s first ‘Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’, etc. He represents the fabled 300-year-old Sopori Sufiana Gharana of Kashmir, the exclusive traditional Santoor family with its roots of Shaivite – Sufi Parampara. A creator of 3 new ragas namely Raga Nirmalkauns, Raga Mahakali and Raga Sharda, Abhay has more than 50 notable releases to his credit and has participated in prestigious festivals across the world. His music in the Bollywood film ‘Shikara’ has been lauded for bringing authentic sounds of Kashmir into mainstream commercial cinema. He has not only established himself as a preeminent musician of the present generation but simultaneously promoted thousands of upcoming and talented musicians of the country.

The song is a call, at a crucial time in history, for the international community to come together and rebuild relationships, diplomacy, and compassion. Through music, it tells the collective story that we must all seek empathy and understanding for each other through the shared bond of co-existence and experiencing the human condition.

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