Ricky Kej Releases New Rendition Of ‘Jana Gana Mana’
LONDON, (IANS) – For India’s 76th Independence Day, three-time Grammy winner Ricky Kej released an instrumental rendition of the national anthem with the 100-member British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dedicated to Indians across the globe, the national anthem was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.
“A few days ago, I conducted a 100-piece British orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to perform India’s National Anthem at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London. This is the largest orchestra ever to record India’s National Anthem and it is spectacular! The ‘Jaya He’ at the end gave me goosebumps. Felt great as an Indian composer :-),” Kej tweeted on August 14.
Sharing a clip of the performance, Kej urged Indians across the world to share the one-minute-long video on India’s Independence Day.
“This year, we congratulate and thank Ricky for putting together a unique project – celebrating India on its Independence Day with a recording and a performance of India’s National Anthem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London; the largest-ever orchestra to record the Indian National Anthem and put out as a tribute to India,” Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Vikram Doraiswami, said in a video message.
In 2022, Kej performed the national anthem with 12 refugee singers staying in India. The singers were from countries such as Myanmar, Afghanistan, and Cameron.