US Singer Mary Millben all set to attend Independence Day Celebrations in India


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oi-Madhuri Adnal

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Published: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 14:11 [IST]

Google One India News

New
Delhi,
Aug
06:

African
American
singer
Mary
Milben,
known
for
her
moving
rendition
of
‘Om
Jai
Jagadish
Hare’
and
‘Jana
Gana
Mana’,
is
travelling
to
India
to
attend
and
perform
at
the
celebrations
related
to
the
country’s
75th
anniversary
of
Independence.

“Following
in
the
footsteps
of
Dr
Martin
Luther
King
Jr
and
his
pilgrimage
to
India
in
1959,
I
am
honoured
to
represent
the
United
States
as
a
cultural
ambassador
for
the
75th
Anniversary
celebration
of
India’s
Independence,”
Millben
said
in
a
statement
ahead
of
her
trip
at
the
invitation
of
Indian
Council
for
Cultural
Relations
(ICCR).

African American singer Mary Milben

Millben,
40,
is
the
first
American
artiste
to
be
invited
to
India
by
the
ICCR
for
the
Independence
Day
celebrations.
She
will
be
an
official
guest
representing
the
US,
the
statement
said.

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“I
am
thrilled
to
finally
experience
this
treasured
motherland,
celebrate
my
meaningful
relationship
with
India
and
Indian
communities
across
the
world,
and
highlight
the
important
democratic
alliance
between
the
United
States
and
India
during
this
important
observance
of
India’s
Independence,”
Millben
said.

“As
I
prepare
for
my
first
trip
to
India,
my
heart’s
sentiments
echo
Dr
King’s
words,
‘to
other
countries,
I
may
go
as
a
tourist,
but
to
India,
I
come
as
a
pilgrim,'”
she
said.

Accompanied
by
Priya
Samant,
co-founder/CEO
of
NFT
global
company
Abris.io
and
a
strategic
advisor
on
US-India
relations,
Millben
will
also
perform
in
India
for
the
first
time,
making
an
appearance
at
the
Indiaspora
Global
Forum
to
celebrate
75th
year
of
the
country’s
Independence
and
10th
year
of
Indiaspora.

Invited
by
Indiaspora
Founder
M
R
Rangaswami,
Millben
will
open
the
forum
by
singing
the
Indian
national
anthem
and
then
jointly
perform
with
International
piano
prodigy
Lydian
Nadhaswaram
on
the
evening
of
August
10.

Nadhaswaram
is
a
young,
musician
from
Chennai,
Tamil
Nadu
who
won
‘The
World’s
Best’ on
CBS
and,
earning
a
prize
money
of
USD
1
million.

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India
was
first
introduced
to
Millben’s
artistry
during
the
2020
celebration
of
the
country’s
74th
Independence
Day

a
virtual
performance
of
India’s
national
anthem.
It
was
followed
by
her
moving
performance
for
the
2020
Diwali
observance,
including
releasing
an
original
and
stirring
single
of
‘Om
Jai
Jagdish
Hare’.

Now
viewed
by
millions,
music
for
both
performances
is
by
Grammy-nominated
composer
and
Canadian
Screen
Award
nominee
Daryl
Bennett
alongside
Hindi
language
coaching
from
former
Embassy
of
India
(USA)
First
Cultural
Diplomat
Dr
Moxraj.

A
former
White
House
Presidential
Appointee
to
President
George
W
Bush,
Millben
has
performed
for
three
consecutive
US
presidents

George
W
Bush,
Barack
Obama,
and
Donald
Trump

as
well
as
international
royalty,
and
world
leaders.

In
addition
to
Delhi,
she
also
plans
to
travel
to
Lucknow
during
her
India
visit.

Story first published: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 14:11 [IST]





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