In a dazzling display of musical prowess, Stewart Copeland, the iconic drummer and co-founder of The Police band, set the stage ablaze at the momentous Climate Concert hosted at Dubai Opera during COP28. Collaborating with the groundbreaking all-female Firdaus Orchestra, Copeland infused their platinum hits with an electrifying energy. A seven-time Grammy winner, he passionately endorsed the Climate Museum transformation led by Dr. George Jacob FRCGS, the visionary behind this spectacular event. Weaving Arabic interjections into his performance, Copeland crafted memorable compositions with his scintillating drum beats.
Grammy luminaries Ricky Kej (3x winner) and Lonnie Park (2x winner) orchestrated a phenomenal medley of groundbreaking musical tributes, celebrating nature’s wonders—from rivers and mountains to open skies, sustainable farming, and ocean conservation. Their performance, rich in charm and rhythm, served as a rallying call for audiences to actively engage in climate resilience.
The evening commenced with a keynote address by Dr. Andrew Steer, CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, who fervently endorsed Dr. Jacob’s global climate initiatives. Stressing the imperative for climate awareness and sustainable action, Steer set the tone for an evening dedicated to the planet’s well-being.
Adding a soulful touch, Boston-based singer Anuradha Juju dedicated the Climate theme song, “Restoring Resonance,” to the planet as a profound peace offering. Penned by Neelesh Misra and recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London with the 87-member Royal Philharmonic, the song resonated as a harmonious ode to environmental restoration.
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