Music Basti is a youth-run charity that organises music workshops in homes for street children. The music workshops are run by professional musicians, many of whom are successful recording artists.
We thought it would be an interesting idea to travel to Delhi, work with the musicians and the children to record an album of songs, and release it online. We wanted to do this for a few reasons, but the most important was simply to try and raise money for the charity.
All proceeds from the album sale will go to Music Basti to support their work, and hopefully bring it to the attention of a wider audience.
Artwork by Amitabh Kumar.
released 10 June 2011
Music Basti believes in music for community building and development. The program focuses on children-at-risk and urban youth through creating participative music education and exposure programs, and life-skills development to create and reinforce in children self-confidence, inclusion, participation, expression and fuller realization of their rights. Programs actively involve youth and artists communities in the processes of consultation, creation, implementation and evaluation.
Music Basti’s programs are managed and administered by Integrated Development Education Association (IDEA), an Indian non-governmental organization working for the empowerment of the powerless especially dalits, women and children, and differently gifted persons, with registration in 1991 under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860).
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