West End stars from Bend it Like Beckham, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, & Juliet, Aladdin and Prince of Egypt have come together to raise awareness for India Covid Relief. Performers including Liam Tamne, Sejal Keshwala, Arun Blair-Mangat, Nadim Naaman, Hiba Elchikhe, Tony Jayawardena and Tim Mahendran have recorded the song “IT MEANS BEAUTIFUL” featured in the West End hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
The project, entitled ‘SAME VOICES UNITE’, has been created by actor Irvine Iqbal. The video, launched through various social media channels, is intended to create awareness around the devastation in India following the second wave of COVID-19, and will direct audiences to an urgent appeal launched earlier this month by the Amir Khan Foundation, One Family Global and Dasra.
Project Director, Irvine Iqbal said:
“The situation in India is at breaking point with COVID infection rates now passing 20 million people. We have a duty as a community to raise awareness about this issue now”.
The song “IT MEANS BEAUTFUL” written and composed by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom Macrae is sung by over 30 performers of South Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. Musical director Dan De Cruz said:
“We are grateful to the producers and writers at Everybody’s Talking About Jamie who have allowed us to use their song for such a worthy cause”.
The creative team include musical direction by Dan De Cruz, assistant musical director Anita Datta, video and recording specialist Keval Tanna from Cardboard Creative, music production by Fred Johanson with Sunita Hinduja as Stage Manager and Irvine Iqbal as Director.