New Delhi: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee launched a signature t-shirt for his Foundation, Mewsic, to mark the occasion of World Music Day, which will be celebrated Friday. Available online, the t-shirt has cricketer's personal signature and the Mewsic Foundation mascot, a guitar playing cat called Binga, and is a collector's item. The proceeds from the sale of the t-shirt will go to support Mewsic programmes.
"June 21st has been celebrated across many countries as World Music Day since 1982. Given my passion for music and the focus of my foundation, I felt we should do something to mark the day, celebrate music and generate awareness for our work," Lee said in a statement.
Brett Lee is a passionate music lover. On the official website of Mewsic, he writes, "Whilst most people know me as a cricketer, there is another side to 'Brett Lee' that is lesser known. I am passionate about music - perhaps even more so than cricket! Actually, if you took cricket out of my life, I'd be sad. But if you took music out of my life, I'd be devastated!" (IANS)
We bring you the photos of Brett Lee's launching his signature t-shirt with disadvantaged children in India. Continue to see them in slide show.
Brett Lee One Of The Fastest Bowlers In The World
Brett Lee is a former Australian cricketer and during his international career, he was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world of cricket. He was also known as an athletic fielder and useful lower-order batsman, with a batting average exceeding 20 in Test cricket. He announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on 13 July 2012. He continues to play T20 cricket in the IPL and Big Bash League.
Brett Lee Has A Passion For Music
Everyone knows that Brett Lee was great cricketer. But what is not known until now is, he has a passion for music. He has previously had success in India and South Africa with a chart topping duet with Indian Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle.
White Shoe Theory - Brett's Music Band
For the past few years, Brett and long time friend singer/songwriter Mick Vawdon have been working hard behind the scenes, writing and recording their own brand of music - White Shoe Theory.
White Shoe Theory Collection
White Shoe Theory has developed a popular mainstream rock sound with a growing collection of guitar driven songs, highlighted by strong vocal melody and harmonies.
Brett - A Guitarist
With Mick predominantly on lead vocals and guitars, and Brett on bass guitar, harmonies, and even piano at times, the duo have a characteristic sound and aim to acquire an international audience.
Brett's Upcoming Music Album
Although Sydney is their home town, the duo has spent a lot of time in India, and definitely plan to take their music to the subcontinent as soon as possible. An album is currently being recorded in Sydney, and videos being filmed both in Australia and India. Release is not expected to be too far away.
Brett Lee's Charitable Foundation
Besides this, Brett Lee initiated a charitable foundation named Mewsic in India in 2007. Mewsic aims to facilitate the involvement of disadvantaged young people in music.
Aim Of Mewsic
Mewsic aims to ensure that music is widely recognised as a powerful tool to heal, empower, educate, and advocate for marginalised children in India. Mewsic has established six centres of music across India.