Ricky Kej will be joined by Grammy® Award winners from USA, Tibet, Ghana and South Africa as well as

over 200 other musicians for a once in a life-time concert experience.




Grammy® Award Winner, ‘Peace Ambassador’ and US Billboard #1 artist Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian music composer, conservationist and a professor. Ricky is also a proud RoundGlass Ambassador. He composed and produced his latest album ‘SHANTI SAMSARA’, which was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and former French President Francois Hollande in the presence of world leaders at the United Nations COP21 Paris Summit. Ricky went on to perform music from this album at the United Nations General Assembly, NY among other venues worldwide.


Ricky was recently awarded the United Nations ‘Global Humanitarian Artist’ Award. Among other awards to his credit, he has also won Producer of the year at the South African Music Awards (South Africa), Album of the year at the Zone Music Awards (New Orleans), GIMA and Mirchi Music Awards (India) and Centre for Conscious Creativity ‘FutureVision’ Award (Los Angeles). Ricky has also been conferred with the title ‘Pride of Karnataka’ and ‘Youth Icon of India’.


Ricky Kej is a conservationist and a professor at the prestigious National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.


Darlene Koldenhoven



Darlene has a Grammy® Award and three Grammy® Nominations. She is known globally as the featured soprano soloist in ‘Yanni, Live at the Acropolis’. Darlene has sung in thousands of movies, television shows, CDs, commercials, live shows and more. She has a Platinum album for her vocal work on Pink Floyd’s ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’. She is also known worldwide as the tambourine-waving choir nun in both ‘Sister Act’ films with Whoopi Goldberg.


Hai Phuong



Hai Phuong is one of the leading Dan Tranh musicians in the world. A Graduate of HCMC Conservatory (Zither Performance Department), she won ‘The First Prize’ and ‘The Best Contemporary Music Performer Prize’ in ‘The First National Concours of Young Zither talents 1992’. She has performed in several National and International Music Festivals. Currently, Hai Phuong is a teacher of Tranh Zither in HCMC conservatory.


Wouter Kellerman

South Africa


A Grammy® Award-winning South African flautist, producer and composer who has won six South African Music Awards. Using his classical training as a foundation, Kellerman has focused his attention on World and Roots music, exploring the versatility of the instrument and fusing classical and contemporary sounds.


Rocky Dawuni



Grammy® Nominated Rocky Dawuni is a Ghanaian singer and songwriter who performs his signature ‘Afro Roots’ sound which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and soul music. He currently spends his time between Ghana and Los Angeles. Dawuni’s sixth studio album titled ‘Branches of The Same Tree’ was nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Reggae Album in December 2015 for the 58th Annual Grammy® Awards.





Varijashree was found to have the rare ability to identify about 40 ragas at the tender age of one and a half years and about 200 ragas at the age of four years. She was initially trained by her father. An award winning vocalist and flute player, Varijashree is known for her immense virtuosity as a cross-cultural musician and performer.





A multiple award winning Hindustani classical & Fusion musician, Sumarani is known to be one of the best Sitar Players in the country. She has collaborated with Ricky Kej for numerous recordings and performances.





One of the most sought after Tabla Players in India. Having played on 100’s of movie soundtracks, in various movie industries in India, Venugopal is known for his immense virtuosity inside the recording studio and on stage.


The Raveolution String Section



A world class string section conducted and hand picked by one of the most acclaimed violinists in India – Manoj George. The Raveolution String Section was created specially for playing compositions of Ricky Kej. Having collaborated on numerous concerts with Ricky Kej, the Raveolution String Section is now an integral part of his music.


The Greenwood High International School Choir



Conducted by Dominic D’Cruz, the Greenwood High International School Choir is a collection of the best singers and musicians from the prestigious Greenwood High International School in Bengaluru. Comprising of both boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 15 years, this choir is very versatile, performing on varied fusion pieces composed by Ricky Kej.


Monks of Sherabling



Founded in 1727, The Grammy® Award Winning Monks of Sherabling currently reside in Dharamshala. The Monks of Sherabling won their Grammy® Award for the album ‘Sacred Tibetan Chant’ in 2004, a collaborative work with New Zealander Jon Mark.





A versatile singer, songwriter, performer, producer and musician, Charanraj is a very successful composer in the Kannada movie industry. He recently won the top and most coveted prize ‘State Award for Best Composer’. A regular collaborator with Ricky Kej, he also was an integral part of Ricky’s Grammy® Winning album ‘Winds of Samsara’.


Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat



Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY® AWARD, Pt. Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due to his maiden mega effort that he rechristened the guitar as MOHAN VEENA, his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in mainstream Indian Classical Music, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed, a world charmer he is.


Manoj George



Manoj is a violinist and composer of repute. He has performed as a conductor, string arranger and choral arranger in the Grammy award winning album Winds of Samsara. His wide repertoire include scoring music for Malayalam and Kannada feature films, documentaries, short films and commercials.


Raghavendra Hegde



Raghavendra is a Sand Art specialist, hailing from Sirsi, Karnataka. His particular talent is to create sand art according to any given concept in front of live audience. He graduated in Masters in Visual Art, Sculpture from the illustrious Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, and has performed around the country, wowing audiences everywhere.


Chaitra H G



Chaitra is renowned playback singer from Karnataka who has lent her voice for Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. Coming from a classical family, it was but natural for her to form a deep and abiding love for the art. A recipient of various State awards for playback singing, her unique voice and rendition has mesmerized listeners for the past several years.


B. Jayashree



A veteran theatre actor, singer and director, B. Jayashree has had an illustrious career as a performing artist. She is a former Rajya Sabha member, a Padma Shri recipient and a Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee for acting and creative director of Spandana Theatre.

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