To pour a relief and a sign of revival to several artists and musicians who are under deep financial distress as the sequel of the ban on live events and stage shows owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, the United Singers Charitable Trust (USCT) has come forward to organize the fundraiser concert and the raised funds would be donated to the musicians who are in need, to wipe off their distress.
Named as 'Oru Kuralaai' (In One Voice), the global six-hour-long online concert would be bringing together over 80 reputed artists online and the concert will be live-streamed on Saturday through the official Facebook page of the trust. The concert would see the participation of 'Ulaga Nayagan' Kamal Haasan, Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman, and other popular singers.
The online global concert has been organized by the United Singers Charitable Trust, which was established by reputed singers Srinivas to support the struggling musicians. The trust has ace singers Unnikrishnan, Sujatha Mohan, Rahul Nambiar, Ranjith Govind, Haricharan, and Saindhavi as its trustees. The squad of singers has now come together to help the distressed musicians and artists.
The global concert has been organized along with Silver Tree, which is an event and talent management company. The trust has highlighted that the global concert would be to aid the struggling singers and musicians of Tamil Nadu.
Speaking about the exclusive global Tamil concert, Srinivas said that there is a chat session with Kamal Haasan in the live concert and he also sings a little bit and there is a chat with AR Rahman and he also performs. Along with Kamal Haasan and AR Rahman, singers Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, and Shreya Ghoshal had also participated in the concert.
According to the reports, most of the participants had recorded the songs from their homes and some had recorded from their studios. Though the concert is free to watch, the users and viewers can make their donations and contributions with the donate link given on the Facebook page of the trust. The USCT has installed committees to identify the musicians who are distressed and in need of help and the funds that are collected from the concert would be provided to such musicians.
According to the trust, the live-streaming from the USCT Facebook page would be at different timings based on the time zones and the concert would be live in India on September 12 at 6 pm. The concert would be having a major outreach as the countries such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries would able to watch the concert based on their time zones.