VISAKHAPATNAM: “Music is one of the media that reflects the community and hence to create environmental consciousness, 300 musicians, including 12 Grammy winners, from across the world have come together on a single platform to celebrate nature,” stated PA Deepak, the 2010 Grammy awardee, who was in the city recently. Shanti Samsara, world music for environmental consciousness composed by the youngest Indian to win the Grammy (2014), Ricky Kej, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and France’s President Francois Hollande at the United Nations COP21 (Paris) in December 2015. Based on the ideals of peace of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, Shanti Samsara comprises 24 video songs based on nature and ecosystem, out of which 14 have been released.
“Shanti Samsara is a medium that echoes the environment we live in. The sound of the nature can be felt through this global music ecosystem,” said Deepak who has been working as a mix engineer with AR Rahman since 2005. Deepak who was invited as a special guest for the International Youth Convention 2016 in Vizag, said, “I am privileged to interact with the youngsters here. Apart from engineering and other courses, sound engineering and mixing has a wide scope for the youngsters as music is one of the best modes to connect to people. Mixing is like using photoshop which involves mix and match of various elements.”