London-born Punjabi Amrit Kaur has featured on UNICEF’s remake of Bob Marley’s famous song“One Love”. It is a collaboration of artists around the world including the Marley family. Two other Indian artistes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Raja Kumari are a part of the project.
Amrit, the London-born singer-songwriter is a vocalist and Sarangi player as well as a youth worker and social entrepreneur. She tweeted that she was highly blessed to be a part of this project.
The song was recorded following a call by UNICEF to help reimagine a fairer, more just world for children whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to honour the late artiste, as per a press release.
The song and music video also marked the year-long celebration of Bob Marley’s 75th birthday and features artists and musicians from Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Jamaica, Mali, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sudan, Syria, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
The other artistes who are a part of the video include the Marley family members Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and Skip Marley besides Ghetto Youths Foundation, Kim Nain, Manifesto JA, Teeks, 249Too Dope, Mermans Mosengo, Jason Tamba, Natty, Dawtas of Aya, Patoranking, Babsy, and Damascus Voice.
Kareena, who is UNICEF's celebrity advocate, captioned the video on her Instagram, "#OneLoveOneHeart. Together, we can reimagine a better world for everyone.
The mission of the project
UNICEF estimates that an additional 6000 children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months – almost all of them (over 90 percent) in low or lower-middle-income countries – as the pandemic continues to weaken health systems and disrupt services.
Children are also extremely vulnerable to the indirect impacts of COVID-19, such as school closures, food shortages, limited access to basic healthcare, and disruptions to medical supply chains, the organization said.
“''One Love'' is one of the world’s most iconic solidarity anthems. But it is also a song about children, and their hopes and dreams for a better, more united and equal world,” said UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore.
“Today, in the midst of a global pandemic, responding to Bob Marley’s call to ‘hear the children crying one love’ is more important and relevant than ever. Only together can we defeat COVID-19 and reimagine a more equal, less discriminatory world for children.”
All proceeds from the song and related activities will directly support UNICEF's response to the immediate needs by providing soap, masks, gloves, hygiene kits, protective equipment and life-saving information for children and families; support near term recovery efforts, including by supporting education, protection and healthcare systems; and further its work to reimagine a fairer, more just world for children.