During his acceptance speech at the Grammy award ceremony composer Ricky Kej said;
“In India we got this saying called Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which literally means ‘The World is One Family’ and when we think about ‘The World is One Family’ the only thing that comes to our mind is living in peace within the human species. But we have to go further than that and we have to live in peace with all entities on this planet. Whether it is the animals, wildlife, the forests. The elements of nature that is the water we drink, the air we breathe, the land we walk on. Divine Tides is all about co-existence”. Ricky dedicates this award to India’s 75th year of Independence, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The album “Divine Tides” by the living legend Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Ricky Kej (Grammy Award Winner) features artists from all over the world – Soundscapes and melodies meet pulsating rhythms, which elevate the senses into a realm of spiritual solitude, where the soul is free – one with itself, one with time, one with our planet! Through its diverse musical canvas “Divine Tides” showcases a world where we can adapt to change, just like the moving tides – a world in which all life can live sustainably and in harmony.
ABOUT RICKY KEJ:
Grammy® Award Winner, US Billboard #1 artist, GQ Hero 2020, Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including the UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won over 100 music awards in 20 countries. He serves as the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”.
His vast repertoire of work includes 16 studio albums released internationally, over 3500 commercials and 4 feature films, including the natural history documentary ‘Wild Karnataka’ narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
ABOUT STEWART COPELAND:
Stewart Armstrong Copeland is an American musician and composer. He rose to prominence as the drummer of the British rock band The Police. He has also produced many film and video game soundtracks and written various pieces of music for ballet, opera, and orchestra.
According to MusicRadar, Copeland’s “distinctive drum sound and uniqueness of style has made him one of the most popular drummers to ever get behind a drumset”. He was ranked the 10th best drummer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2016. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police in 2003, the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.