In 2011, the youngest son of British philanthropist Sanjay Shah was diagnosed with autism. It took Mr Shah some time to accept that Nikhil was any different to other children. However, once he came to terms with the news, he decided to take action.
Sanjay Shah is not your ordinary businessman. He is an inspiring entrepreneur with a story to tell. After being laid off in 2007, Mr Shah proved he could handle pressure extremely well. Instead of accepting his fate, he actually reached greater success than ever before.
With typical creative flair, he decided to do something for his son Nikhil. And so Autism Rocks was born.
Autism Rocks promotes popular musicians through music events organized all over the world. The money raised from these events is used to support autism research and awareness campaigns.
One World by Rick Martin
Following the roaring success of Autism Rocks’ Tribute to Prince in London, the charity has announced a series of Autism Rocks Sessions in September and December.
The Autism Rocks Tribute to Prince attracted more than 6,000 Prince fans who gathered together to honour his musical genius. The event featured electric performances by CeeLo Green, Morris Day and The Time, Mark Ronson and Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, and raised a whopping £101,330 in donations.
To kick start the upcoming Autism Rocks Sessions this year, GRAMMY winners Ricky Martin and Nile Rodgers are both set to perform at the EventIM Apollo on 23rd September and 23rd December respectively.
Heart throb Ricky Martin is the leading Latin Music figure of his generation, adored by fans worldwide for his natural rhythm, passionate performances and giving nature.
Martin is mostly known for his catchy number one hit ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’, and his show-stopping performance of ‘The Cup of Life’ at the 41st GRAMMY Awards.
The pop icon is often credited with bringing Latin pop to a broader audience. He has sold over 60 million albums and continues to perform to sold-out stadiums and arenas around the world. Currently on his ‘One World’ tour, the Autism Rocks Session at the EventIM Apollo in London will be his only gig in the UK. So, if you are in London this week, be sure not to miss this opportunity!
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