While there are many musicians who claim to render ‘different’ music, city-based We the Artists India’s music aims to actually make a difference. Under its initiative ‘Under the Tree’, the group not only holds its performances literally under trees, but members also plant one tree per audience attending their concerts.
The concept ‘Under the Tree’ was launched two months ago. After its first concert in February, the group planted 500 trees in Aundh. For this, the group has tied up with an NGO working in the field of environment called Tree Public Foundation with the aim of spreading awareness among people about environmental concerns.
The group’s second concert was held in the evening of April 24. “We are expecting a crowd of around 1,000 music enthusiasts for the concert, which means that we would be planting some 1,000 trees. Last time, it was only our group members who joined the NGO volunteers in planting trees, but this time I plan to inform all the audience in advance and urge them to come and join us in this activity,” said Abhishek Kawitkar, who came up with the initiative. The NGO, he says, not only facilitates planting of trees but also ensures their survival.