GCI Planet raises funds for kids’ hospitals, orphanages in 40 nations

Nouriel Roubini, Masha Brodskaya, Brian Forbes at the GCI PLANET charity fundraising Live concert event for children’s hospitals and orphanages
Image Courtesy: Dinara Khairova

Platform to host next concert in Oct. 25 week with kids from all five continents, including India’s ‘Action for Autism’

Renowned musicians and artists performed at a unique event hosted by world-famous economist & philanthropist Nouriel Roubini to raise money for GCI Planet’s mission in children’s hospitals and orphanages in over 40 countries.

The Sept. 29 event was the first annual Live Fundraising Concert of the New-York based nonprofit virtual concert & smart education platform founded by a Grammy-recognized artist, innovator and educator Masha Brodskaya,

Grammy-recognized artist, GCI PLANET founder & director Masha Brodskaya performing

GCI Planet is hosting their next Live Virtual Concert the week of Oct. 25 for children in need and isolation with children from all five continents.

They will include orphanages in Africa and Haiti, and “Action for Autism” – the largest autistic organization in India and South Asia, as well as multiple children’s hospitals and hospices from Europe, the USA, and Australia.

Read: Artists and global changemakers join hands to raise autism awareness (March 27, 2021)

Among those performing at the first concert were Grammy-winning composer & pianist Fernando Otero, producer/guitarist/GCI co-founder Brian Forbes, and internationally awarded clarinet virtuoso Alexander Bedenko.

Singaporean harmonica prodigy Cy Leo, break-dance champion BBoy Lokito and renowned keyboardist & producer Ray Angry of the legendary Roots crew rounded out the night.

Host Roubini, Microsoft garage director and the PDF creator, Mike Pell, UN representative Patricia Cortes, philanthropists Jonathan Greenwald and Thomas Pluta, and the internationally awarded educator, GCI artistic director Vita Kogan gave emotional speeches.

The art exhibition was presented by established Russian-American painter and sculptor Grigory Gurevich, while high profile guests were treated to a culinary art by another GCI Planet supporter – the famous Unregular Pizza.

The apogee of the evening was a spectacular violin performance by Masha Brodskaya, while she was painted by renowned LA-based artist & designer Phree. The painted suit was auctioned for the benefit of GCI Planet.

Masha Brodskaya & Phree

“It’s proven that music is a power that heals bodies and minds,” said Brodskaya. “To create life-changing opportunities, to give these children another reason to wake up, fight, get better, and smile – is my goal as an artist and GCI leader.”

“Children are our future, and it’s the most important to support them, especially those who are in need and isolation,” added Roubini.

“Masha and GCI Planet are reinvigorating and reimagining what musical performance and perception are,” said Pell.

“Music is a universal language, and GCI’s mission of uniting people in the name of arts, love, and peace is truly noble,” added Cortes.

For updates and to donate to GCI Planet’s cause, check their website www.gciplanet.org.

GCI Planet creates Live Virtual Concerts & Interactive Creative Experiences to support children and youth in hospitals, hospices, orphanages, and young people with disabilities worldwide.

In their initiatives, young virtuosos from all around the world are coming together to support their peers in need.

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