Guwahati-based fusion music band, Rain in Sahara, has been selected to play at the prestigious Fair Play Youth Voices, an international social justice music movement, part of the International Anti-Corruption Conference 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 23.
The conference is one of the biggest anti-corruption conferences in the world hosted by Transparency International. Selected internationally from a global competition, Rain in Sahara, which was founded by Lain Heringman, a Spanish development specialist and music producer and also an Assamese son-in-law, focuses on conscious music for change.
Their outfit comprises of Rain Jong (vocals/guitars), Pawan Damai (guitars/vocals), Rajat Bangia (bass/visuals), Majid (drums/visuals), and Lain (producer/keyboards/flutes/vocals).
The band’s songs range from issues related to anti-corruption, environmental protection, climate change, mob-lynching and violence, greed and injustice, and focuses on youth and all citizens to play an active role in being change makers and protecting the environment for sustainable development for all.
Rain in Sahara will be performing with international acts like Yasiin Bey (also known as Mos Def), and acts from Colombia, Malawi and Liberia.
“Rain in Sahara tries to spread positive messages through music; that every person has the ability to chose right over wrong, benevolence over greed, and love over hatred. Small positive action and expressions through music, art and theatre and individual campaigns and positive actions can all have a huge impact to protect human rights, promote transparency and spread love amongst all. We believe that the power of music and youth combined together has the potential to create waves of change across the globe!” a band statement said.
Upon returning from Europe, the band will perform at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Meghalaya on November 3.