GUWAHATI, Oct 20 - Rain in Sahara, a fusion music outfit from Guwahati, 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 event 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, whose wife is an Assamese, focuses on conscious music for change.
The outfit comprises of Rain Jong (vocals/guitars), Pawan Damai (guitars/vocals), Rajat Bangia (bass/visuals), Majid (drums/visuals), and Lain (producer/keyboards/flutes/vocals).
Their 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 Defy), and acts from Colombia, Malawi and Liberia.
Upon returning from Europe, their next performance in the North East will be at the upcoming NH7 Weekender music festival in Meghalaya on November 3.