Ahmedabad bands perform for Cricket for Peace programme


Ahmedabad: Six bands from Ahmedabad Wednesday presented their compositions for the Cricket for Peace programme being conducted in the three nations hosting the World Cup.

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Overall, 110 bands from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka participated in the multi-country, multi-language programme organised by MoneyGram International, a global money transfer company.

The Cricket for Peace programme calls for bands to compose original songs that depict how cricket can bring about the spirit of peace among masses.

Bands from nine cities across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are vying for a place in the MoneyGram Cricket for Peace music album that will be launched in Mumbai on the eve of the World Cup final.

The six bands that performed were Aavrah, Daftan, Dropout Kids, Faculty, Feathers and Meghadhanoosh.

Commenting on the response to the programme, MoneyGram International South Asia regional director Harsh Lambah said: “Cricket, like music, can be a great unifier. It is universal and can bring people from around the world together for one purpose.”

Winners from auditions in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Dhaka and Colombo will make it to the album.

The highlight of the finale will be the performance by a tri-nation band comprising nine lead singers from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The singers will come together in Mumbai to create the ‘Cricket for Peace Anthem’ that will be multi-lingual and multi-ethnic in nature, and will use Hindi, Bangla, Sinhalese and English languages.