Music Today-INDIA

The Guitar Society 29th Aug 2011








You share your Birthday with

Irfan Khan

Leena Chandavarkar


Brett Lee’s Mewsic Foundation Partners with VH1

Courtesy-Amanda Sodhi
Brett Lee’s foundation Mewsic has partnered with VH1’s first pro-socio campaign Spread the Music. The Campaign will aid underprivileged children with music education. Lee has launched the campaign with other celebrities from the Indian music industry and he has collaborated with Australia’s Muso-Magic team to choreograph and compose a song for the campaign.

“I am thrilled that together with VH1, we can spread the music across India to heal, educate and empower disadvantaged Indian kids”, said Lee. “Music has helped me a lot in my life and I believe that it has the potential to help many kids overcome challenges they face in life, to reach their full potential”.

“We’re delighted to launch VH1 Spread the Music”, said Ferzad Palia, head of VH1 India. “There are so many less fortunate children out there with immense talent; however, lack of finances and various other reasons deter them from coming to the fore. Our endeavor is to aid this talent in every possible way”.

Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid

Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing.  We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.”

The raids forced Gibson to cease manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day while armed agents executed the search warrants. “Agents seized wood that was Forest Stewardship Council controlled,” Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has a long history of supporting sustainable and responsible sources of wood and has worked diligently with entities such as the Rainforest Alliance and Greenpeace to secure FSC-certified supplies. The wood seized on August 24 satisfied FSC standards.”

Juszkiewicz believes that the Justice Department is bullying Gibson without filing charges

“The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.)  This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.”

To read the entire press release, click here.

SPIC MACAY Conferred with

Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award

Amanda Sodhi

The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) has been conferred with the 19th Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award for its contribution in promoting Indian classical music and culture for over three decades. SPIC MACAY received five lakhs and a citation in New Delhi.

The Award Advisory Committee of the All India Congress took this decision to acknowledge SPIC MACAY ‘s efforts in generating awareness and knowledge about the country’s composite heritage.

The award was inaugurated by the Indian National Congress in 1992 to commemorate and honor the contribution made by Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi to promote communal harmony, peace and goodwill. The former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Sunil Dutt, Mohd Yunus, Kapila Vatsyayan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.

source-gibson guitars/news

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