Recently I was involved in the production of a new single by Autorickshaw called "City of Lakes", in honour of the Bhopal Disaster, the largest industrial accident in human history. The single has just been released and a special concert is happening on December 3. Click "Read More" for more details on the single and fundraising efforts: click here to learn about the concert.
This is the first version of City of Lakes, released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, on December 3rd, 2009. I played keys and mixed the song with Ed Hanley.
On December 3rd, 1984, the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India accidentally released over 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate gas, exposing hundreds of thousands of people, especially in the community immediately surrounding the factory. The best, accepted estimates say that 8,000-10,000 people died within the first 72 hours of the leak. It is estimated that 20,000 have died since the accident from gas-related diseases, and another 120,000 people are estimated to have permanent injuries and chronic medical conditions that require constant healthcare. The Bhopal Disaster is widely considered the worst industrial disaster in history.
Info on the disaster here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster
The Sambhavna Clinic provides free care to survivors of the disaster, and operates solely on donations.
Currently, the "album" consists of one song. Remixes of the song, with additional instrumentation, will appear here in the future. For more information, click on the album icon.
The album and each track are name-your-price, starting at $0.00. Proceeds will go to the Sambhavna Clinic.