In its joint efforts to inspire and strengthen India’s fight against COVID 19, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) brings together composers, musicians and singers from across India, contributing recordings from their homes, in a beautiful musical creation entitled “United we Fight”. The song is to help people stay united and encourage them to think positive in these tough times.
The song is a rendition weaving English lyrics into the notes and beats of Indian classical music, spreading the essence of the vedic ideal “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family). It carries with it the message of hope, joy, resilience, fighting spirit and never say die attitude of all in our collective fight against COVID 19.
This song is dedicated to the world by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India. ICCR is MEA’s autonomous organization mandated to build international understanding, develop closer cultural relations between India and other countries and project India’s soft cultural power abroad.
Written and composed by Joe Alvares, vocals by Usha Uthup, Salim Merchant, Shefali Alvares Rashid, Benny Dayal, Sonam Kalra, Chandan Bala Kalyan, Joe Alvares, Salome and Samira, and music by Tubby, Pandit Ravi Chari, Pandit Rakesh Chaurasiya and Ustad Faisal Qureshi.