I would like to present Internationally acclaimed Composer Ricky Kej collaborates with over 20 world renowned musicians including- Sitar Maestro Paul Livingstone (Los Angeles), Flute Virtuoso Wouter Kellerman (South Africa), Bansuri Maestro Praveen Godkhindi (India), Vocalist Junior Bay (Congo), Alexis D’Souza (Qatar) in creating an epic ‘New Age’ Album ‘Shanti Orchestra’.
Music opens myriad possibilities when diversity actually brings about unity. When virtuosity and adroitness are portrayed by exponents of both voice and instrument, this diversity comes together as one. Shanti Orchestra is laden with Asian influences, though it takes on a journey across the hills and vales, seas and shores. Exotic atmospheric sounds, instruments and vocals from the East, share a conjugal connection with downtempo rhythms and grooves. The melodies delve deep to transcend reality and lead on to another realm; a labyrinth of calm, soothing tunes that eclipse our world while opening the route to another.
Scored and Composed for 5 Indian feature movies and over 3000 advertising jingles for Nike, Levi’s, IBM, Fosters, Toyota, Air India, Arrow, etc.
Won a ‘One Show’ award for Advertising Excellence and a finalist for the Cannes Advertising Award for his Nike Jingle. Hailed as a ‘World Famous Star in Fusion Music’ by Virgin-EMI and as a ‘National Youth Icon’ in India by the Rotary Club. Composed the score for 2011 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony. This was the highest rated sporting opening ceremony event in world.
I really enjoyed listening to “Shanti Orchestra” and if you like Enigma with some Indian flavors you should defiantly get this album.
My favorite track is Pieces Of Heaven so I included it as a Youtube clip.
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Thank Ricky for sending me your amazing work!