My Earth Songs - Songs for Children on the SDG's

A project by Grammy® Award Winner Ricky Kej

Music has the power to communicate and retain a positive message of sustainability. 'My Earth Songs' does just that for children around the world
'My Earth Songs' is a set of 27 songs for Children based on the Sustainable Development Goals and these songs are already impacting over 4.9 Million children.

Music is a universal language that has the power to retain a positive message in the consciousness of the listener. Songs we learn as children remain with us forever. The morals contained in them direct our choices and our lives. With this in mind, we created 'My Earth Songs'.

My Earth Songs is a set of children's songs based on the SDG's. It highlights the needs of the planet and the action we, the people of the planet, need to take to correct the imbalances and ensure a clean, green planet for future generations. It aims at enlightening the young through music. These songs are written for children aged 5 to 11 and the lyrics are extremely simple to learn. There are 27 songs and each SDG has at least one song. The tunes are very catchy, and can be memorized through a single listen and are Fun and positive.

All the songs are available for free to any publisher, organization, educational institution, Government entity, teachers or individuals for any and all non-commercial usage. We have already donated the songs to MacMillan publishers in India, to print the English versions of these songs in over 1.4 million textbooks, starting the 2019 academic year and over 3.5 million textbooks in the Kannada Language for the state of Karnataka in India. UNICEF India has endorsed these songs and 'My Earth Songs' was officially launched on World Children's Day in November 2018.

We created a band called 'My Earth Band' with acclaimed musicians and have performed these songs LIVE several times to an overwhelmingly positive reception from Children and Adults alike. 'My Earth Band' works with music teachers in schools across India to help them learn these songs so that they can, in turn, teach their children.

The songs are in the process of being translated into French, Spanish, Marathi and Telugu. Our goal is to translate these songs into other global languages and work with schools around the world to incorporate these songs into the education system.

About the Organization /Team

Grammy® Award Winner, US Billboard #1 artist, Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Environmentalist and Professor. Ricky has dedicated his life and Music to the sole purpose of creating Social awareness and has performed at prestigious venues globally including thrice at the UN General Assembly, NY and the UN Headquarters Geneva. Ricky has been awarded "United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist" & "Youth Icon of India". Real Leaders', has named Ricky as one of the 100 Leaders who 'Inspire the Future'. The House of Commons, Parliament of Canada awarded Ricky for his "Outstanding Musical and Humanitarian Achievement".
Project CategoryCreative
Realated SDGs