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Why Chris Martin is in India

The Coldplay vocalist is here to raise awareness for the Global Poverty Project; visited slums in Kalyanpuri in Delhi, will meet government officials over the next few days

Rolling Stone India
Rolling Stone India Jul 02, 2015
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Chris Martin during his visit Kalyanpuri slums. The Grammy-winning artist is a goodwill ambassador for the Global Poverty Project.

Chris Martin during his visit Kalyanpuri slums. The Grammy-winning artist is a goodwill ambassador for the Global Poverty Project.

Three Coldplay fans walk into a bar. But if it wasn’t the Summerhouse Cafe in New Delhi, they’re probably still beating themselves up silly. Chris Martin’s impromptu performance at the bar in Hauz Khas village, New Delhi, with Bengaluru folk rocker Raghu Dixit and singer/composer Vishal Dadlani with OML co-founder Vijay Nair in the audience set the internet abuzz with talk of the Brit band performing at Bacardi NH7 Weekender.

What most people are unaware of, however, is that since the Grammy winning vocalist landed in India on the 30th of June, he has been meeting with various politicians and government officials to raise awareness about the Global Poverty Project. Chris Martin has been accompanied by his fellow goodwill ambassador Freida Pinto [who was snapped photobombing Dadlani’s selfie], in his field visit to the Kalyanpuri slums where they spent a few hours with the residents.

Martin and Pinto will be in Delhi until the end of the week, meeting with key government leaders and nonprofit partners in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) space. Both the artists are ardent supporters of the Global Poverty Project, and hope to raise awareness about the campaign. And to the burning question of whether Coldplay will play at the NH7 Weekender this year, it’s still just a rumor folks.

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Watch Chris Martin’s performance at Summerhouse cafe below

 

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