World Music for Environmental Consciousness.
Grammy® Award Winner, US Billboard #1 artist, UNESCO- MGIEP Ambassador & UNICEF 'Celebrity Supporter' Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Environmentalist and Professor. Ricky has dedicated his life and Music to creating awareness on the Environment, and positive social impact. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
Ricky Kej composed and produced his album ‘SHANTI SAMSARA', which was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande at the United Nations COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. For Shanti Samsara, Ricky collaborated with over 500 musicians from over 40 countries. His past 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. He scored music for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2011, held in Dhaka-Bangladesh.
In addition to winning more than a 100 music awards in over 20 countries, Ricky has been awarded "United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist" & “Youth Icon of India". Real Leaders', has named Ricky Kej as one of the 100 Real Leaders who 'Inspire the Future'. The House of Commons, Parliament of Canada awarded Ricky for his "Outstanding Musical and Humanitarian Achievement". A chapter on Ricky's life and musical journey is taught in the 7th grade English textbooks in India (ICSE). Ricky Kej is a professor at the prestigious National Institute of Advanced Studies (at the Indian Institute of Science) and an Ambassador to Earth Day Network.
Ricky Kej has performed live in concerts to spectacular reviews from audiences around the world.
Click on the photos below to get a glimpse of Ricky Kej live in concert worldwide.
Ricky Kej uses the powerful medium of visual communication to skillfully blend his music and visuals to make a powerful statement. Click below to watch Ricky Kej's music videos.
Ricky Kej uses the powerful medium of visual communication to skillfully blend his music and visuals to make a powerful statement. Click below to watch Ricky Kej's Live Performances.
Ricky Kej uses the powerful medium of visual communication to skillfully blend his music and visuals to make a powerful statement. Click below to watch Ricky Kej's film scores.
Love this music - as you would your own mother.Tom Brokaw - Legendary US News Anchor
I thank Ricky Kej for lending his voice and joining in our campaign for the survival of our nation- KiribatiAnote Tong - President of the Republic of Kiribati
Reflects Hindu vision of Divinity. We endorse the contents of the album.Swami Paramatmananda Saraswati - Convener of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha
Sound of the nature, echo of our environment.Ambassador Andrew Young - United States Ambassador to UN & Mayor of Atlanta
Splendid musical tribute to mother EarthWorld Music Central
Shanti Samsara is an idea as beautiful as the planet they set out to celebrate and protect.MacKenzie Bezos - Award-Winning Novelist
In order to purify the environment we have to purify the mind.Sri Narendra Modi - Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
You have demonstrated great concern for world peace and international understanding by creating this album.Lata Mangeshkar - Bharat Ratna Winner, Legendary Singer
Kej’s work is an amalgamation of multiple genres, But it is always strongly Indian.Rolling Stone
Important and timely missive to mankind.The Street, NY
Two icons in their respective arenas of the arts – Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Grammy winning musician Ricky Kej take this huge fight by the hornsThe Malibu Chronicle, USA
Ricky Kej, you have proved yet again that music is a credible choice, no matter where you are born. Wishing you the bestAR Rahman - Multi Oscar and Grammy Winner
We need more artists like Ricky Kej to take up the cause of Environment in such an effective manner.Jairam Ramesh - Former Environment Minister, India