Sounds of Silence, a property conceptualized by Metalloid Productions is launching Voices United – The Nation’s Anthem of Hope, in partnership with UNESCO – New Delhi and as Dukes India as their primary sponsor.
Voices United is a multi-lingual audio-video track with 14 artists and 10 social media influencers from across the country. The track aims to raise funds for Magic Bus India Foundation towards their Crisis Recovery program in India. Their Crisis Recovery program will help 2,00,000 families restore their income and ensure 3,00,000 children are connected to education and do not drop out of school.
Sounds of Silence and UNESCO joined hands to work with Anil Srinivasan, Deepak Pandit, Haricharan, Javed Ali, Karunya, Raghu Dixit, Rasika Shekar, Sathyaprakash, Shillong Chamber Choir, Shilpa Rao, Shweta Mohan, Soham, Taanya Kalsi and Usha Uthup on Voices United – an old classic with a contemporary and multi-lingual twist with lyrics in the languages Bengali, English, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil.
Shot and recorded from their homes, the track showcases the passion and dedication the artists have towards their art. Beautifully recomposed and directed by the Cinephile Pictures team, we hope to make legends like Rahman ji, Asha Bhosle ji proud of the track and give our viewers hope, faith and goosebumps. The team is excited and nervous for the launch and hopes Voices United will become the Nation’s Anthem of Hope!
“Independent India has not faced as big a challenge as we have in the last few months. The pandemic, the economy crashing, the migrants-crisis, the possibility of war and lives lost have left us, collectively, in a very dark place. We produced this song to try and lift the mood of the nation and make it the Nation’s Anthem of Hope! We thank the artists, our sponsor Dukes India and partner UNESCO – New Delhi for trusting us and playing a key role in bringing this project to life.” says Pritish Kollati, CMD, Metalloid Productions when asked about the idea and reason behind the track.
Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO New Delhi said, “The Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO states that ‘since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed’. Therefore, in times of constraints and restrictions on our daily routines, we hope that this music will encourage the people to come together to face the current COVID 19 pandemics with valour.”
Speaking on the association, Matthew Spacie, Founder, Magic Bus, said, “We are proud to be associated with UNESCO and Metalloid Productions who have given us the opportunity to be the exclusive charity partner for Voices United. With their invaluable support, we will be well on our journey to rehabilitate 2,00,000 families who have lost their income as a result of the pandemic, and ensure none of their children drop out of school but continue with their formal education, uninterrupted.”
All proceeds from Voices United will be utilized to restore incomes of 200,000 families, helping at least 300,000 children stay in schools, complete their education, and get better employment opportunities.