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Devotional Songs and Live Interaction with Sooryagayathri
Saturday, May 8th at 5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT
Sunday, May 9th at 6 AM IST
Each One Educate One (e1e1) presents a free program of devotional songs by the 15-year-old child prodigy, Sooryagayathri, who will be performing live and engaging in conversation about music with her adoring fans.
This concert is presented by e1e1, an initiative to bring quality education to rural India. Each One Educate One is opening the doors of economic advancement to the underserved and underprivileged by offering completely free-of-cost education. This endeavor is transforming the lives of young girls and boys.
Hailing from a family of musicians, singing came naturally to Sooryagayathri. This became evident to one and all a few years ago, when she gained popularity for her captivating recording of the Hanuman Chalisa. Remarkably, she received the prestigious M.S Subbulakshmi Fellowship in Music at the tender age of 10.
Sooryagayathri will present a variety of devotional compositions and speak to listeners on Zoom this Mothers Day, Saturday, May 8th at 5:30 pm Pacific Time, which is also Sunday, May 9th, 6 am India Time. Her renditions of familiar and famous melodies are sure to delight the hearts and ears of ardent devotees and classical aficionados alike.
In the ongoing series of e1e1 online events - 'Continuing Conversations', we had P. Unnikrishnan who is one of the most respected singers in the Indian Carnatic music and playback singing community, with a successful career spanning nearly 3 decades perform along with his daughter on the 20th of December 2020.
Over 400 people participated in the live event over Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook, with requests pouring in for renditions of their most famous tracks. Unnikrishnan and Uthara Unnikrishnan delighted the viewers with enchanting performances of devotional songs like 'Venkatachala Nilayam Vaikuntavasam..', 'Pibare Ramarasam..', 'Kurai Ondrum Illai Maraimoorthi Kanna..'
A brief overview video of the e1e1 program was presented for the benefit of those attending these events for the first time. One of the US e1e1 team leads, Jayadev, offered his perspective about the program specifically emphasising on the program's current focus on girl child education. An update on behalf of all the partner schools by Mr Rajashekar, Chairman of the Mandya school, outlined all the measures the schools were taking in these past months, coping with the Covid Pandemic.
It was a wonderful experience for the team to organize this virtual event, to brighten up people’s day during these difficult times and spread the message of love and oneness.
Music transcends language, culture, and brings people together in times of crisis. When we listen to music, for a precious, few minutes we are able to forget that we are living through tough times and simply rejoice in the fact that despite everything, there are things in our lives, like music, that we can take succour in.
The recent online global event - ‘Generations of Music’ hosted by the US e1e1 team to commemorate India’s 73rd Independence Day did precisely that, with over 500 e1e1ers from across the globe coming together to bask in these moments of wellbeing.
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who made the event a special one. It was a great pleasure and honour for us to have Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan and Ayaan join us in the celebrations with their magical rendition. They are part of the e1e1 family, and we are humbled by their continued support.
For all those who missed the event's live streaming or would simply like to relive those moments once more, please click on link below to watch a recording of the event.
Dr. Abdul Kalam Anniversary Event
On the auspicious occasion of the commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the e1e1 program received acknowledgement of its work from other fellow organisations who are contributing their bit to the nation building process.
This acknowledgement came in the form of the 'Dr Abdul Kalam Award for Excellence'
Team e1e1 dedicates this award to all the children in our partner schools whose lives have been touched by this program and the teachers and staff who are making it all happen.
Please click on YouTube link below to watch the e1e1 presentation.