WHO IS RICKY KEJ?
WHO IS RICKY KEJ?
3X Grammy® Award Winner, US Billboard #1 artist, GQ Hero 2020, Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including the UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won over 100 music awards in 20 countries. He serves as the United Nations Refugees "Goodwill Ambassador" UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNESCO MGIEP “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”.
His vast repertoire of work includes 16 studio albums released internationally, over 3500 commercials and 4 feature films, including the natural history documentary ‘Wild Karnataka’ narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
MY MUSIC IS AN EXTENSION OF MY PERSONALITY AND BELIEFS.
EVERY PIECE OF MUSIC IS A REFLECTION OF ME
Ricky’s awards include the United Nations “Global Humanitarian Artist” award and is conferred with the title “Youth Icon of India”. ‘Real Leaders’, a Signatory to the United Nations named Ricky Kej as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘Inspire the Future’. The House of Commons, Parliament of Canada awarded Ricky for his “Outstanding Musical and Humanitarian Achievement”.
A chapter on Ricky’s life and musical journey is taught in the 7th grade English textbooks in India. Ricky Kej is also a professor at the prestigious National Institute of Advanced Studies.
Legendary US News Anchor
Love this music - as you would your own mother.
President of the Republic of Kiribati
I thank Ricky Kej for lending his voice and joining in our campaign for the survival of our nation - Kiribati
Sri Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
Happy to have met you
Ricky Kej! Your passion and enthusiasm towards music keeps getting even stronger. Best wishes for your future endeavours.
Ambassador Andrew Young
United States Ambassador to UN & Mayor of Atlanta
Sound of the nature, echo of our environment.
Union Cabinet Minister
Glad to have met Ricky Kej! Congratulated him on his 2nd Grammy win & extended my best wishes for all this future endeavours.
Multi Oscar &
Ricky Kej, you have proved yet again that music is a credible choice, no matter where you are born. Wishing you the best
Shanti Samsara is an idea as beautiful as the planet they set out to celebrate and protect.
INC. MP for Thiruvananthapuram
Great to meet two-time Grammy winner Ricky Kej! Just amazed by his passion for both music & humanity
Bharat Ratna Winner, Legendary Singer
You have demonstrated great concern for world peace and international understanding by creating this album.
Swami Paramatmananda Saraswati
Convener of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha
Reflects Hindu vision of Divinity. We endorse the contents of the album.
Chairman - Mahindra Group
The music in this album is beautiful - almost ethereal. Thank you for making us proud Ricky Kej.
THE TIMES OF INDIA
Ricky Kej’s rhythm of sustainability and unity aspires to heal the world
The Malibu Chronicle, USA
Two icons in their respective arenas of the arts – Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Grammy winning musician Ricky Kej take this huge fight by the horns
Kej’s work is an amalgamation of multiple genres, But it is always strongly Indian.
The Street, NY
Important and timely missive to mankind.
World Music Central
Splendid musical tribute to mother Earth
Former Environment Minister, India
We need more artists like Ricky Kej to take up the cause of Environment in such an effective manner.
Kej's message is an important one: Nature can be awe-inspiringly beautiful, but its abundance and variety is finite and needs to be respected. The melodies are serenely expressive, the raga compositions melding with rhapsodic sitar and a cavernous reverb
"It's a medium to appreciate the whole reason behind our existence"
"An epic new music album.. Woven together by two master craftsmen"
"An ode to Earth"
- The Sunday Guardian
"From an ocean apart, two musical greats have come together to save the earth"
- Sesay Arts
"Truly positive music that can
transform our planet"
- India Today
"Ricky Kej & Stewart Copeland know how to make borders disappear"
- Hindustan Times
"Diverse musical canvas of melodies, pulsating rhythms and lush ambient textures"
- Asia News International
"Epic and dynamic, 'Divine Tides' is a musical feast for the soul"
- New Age CD (Dyan Garris)
"Divine Tides is a tribute to the magnificence of our natural world and the resilience of our species"
- New Age Music Guide - Europe (BT Fasmer)
"What a magnificent album and what a profound message it imparts!"
- Mainly Piano (Kathy Parsons)
The entire album is a masterpiece of new age world.
I have heard some incredible music this year in the new age genre; however, this one just moved into the #1 spot for me.
- New Age Music Reviews (Keith Hannaleck)