Jay Z and Cold­play headed to In­dia

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

JAY Z and Cold­play are to share the bill when both play their first ever show in In­dia. The two acts are to ap­pear in Mum­bai on Novem­ber 19, and the in­au­gu­ral In­dian leg of the Global Cit­i­zen fes­ti­val.

Global Cit­i­zen, which is in­tended to en­cour­age so­cial aware­ness and ac­tivism, has taken place in New York an­nu­ally since 2012, with Chris Martin as cre­ative di­rec­tor. Both acts have pre­vi­ously played the New York event – Jay Z in 2014 and Cold­play in 2015. The fes­ti­val is free for peo­ple who per­form var­i­ous char­i­ta­ble acts.

The Mum­bai event hopes to raise money for or­phaned chil­dren and pro­vide fund­ing for 25 chil­dren’s homes in In­dia, via the crowd­fund­ing site Ketto, as well as help fund ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams in as­so­ci­a­tion with the non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion the Mir­a­cle Foun­da­tion.

“Our fes­ti­val com­bines mu­sic with so­cial causes that have an im­pact and Mir­a­cle Foun­da­tion has had a huge im­pact on vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren,” said Global Cit­i­zen In­dia’s spokesper­son Ar­nav Sahni. “Fu­elled by Ketto’s re­mark­able crowd­fund­ing plat­form, we hope to raise money and aware­ness so the Mir­a­cle Foun­da­tion can con­tinue to do their in­spi­ra­tional work.”

To earn the 30 points nec­es­sary to qual­ify for the draw to win two free tickets, fans have to un­der­take a va­ri­ety of mainly on­line tasks – they can reach the target by tweet­ing their sup­port for a va­ri­ety of causes.

As well as Cold­play and Jay Z, Demi Lo­vato will be ap­pear­ing at the Mum­bai fes­ti­val, along with a score of lead­ing In­dian artists and celebri­ties, in­clud­ing com­poser AR Rah­man, film star Amitabh Bachchan and cricket leg­end Sachin Ten­dulkar. – The Guardian

Photo: AFP

Jay Z will be in Mum­bai on Novem­ber 19.

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