New Delhi : ‘Queen of Rock’ – the Rock music play staged at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi on the 30th November 2018 by CAPED and AZAD Foundation received great acclamation.
Azad is a professional feminist organization working across social and religious divides to enable resource-poor women to empower themselves by engaging in viable non-traditional livelihoods (NTLs). They are committed to breaking patriarchal boundaries and structures so that the women can exercise control over their lives and live with dignity. They do this through transformative capacity building programmes around the self and the skills needed for non- traditional livelihoods, based on adult learning principles. They also engage with both men and women in their communities so that both can construct a safe and supportive space for their development.
‘Theatre for a Cause’ – this edition of the fundraising project of CAPED and AZAD Foundation was a great show altogether and the audience was left mesmerized after witnessing such amazing performances from the artists. The fund raised from the musical play will add to funds for cervical cancer awareness and non-traditional ‘livelihoods with dignity’ for women.
CAPED – Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection Trust have chosen the cause of women-related cancers with a focus on cervical cancer. Their mission is to identify and create different arenas to spread awareness and knowledge among women and empower them to take action regarding their own health.
The fluid and interesting storyline of the play talked about a group of Bohemians who struggled their way to build up an environment where people can exchange their thoughts freely, play live music and start new fashion trends in the era of uniformity. It was a skillfully plotted musical act which showed the transformation of the real world into a virtual world brilliantly. It conveyed that people are currently living in a world where everyone is the same, they think the same, act the same and dress the same. The rock music based musical act with songs from Freddie Mercury in his signature four-octave vocal range was a true bliss for spectators. The colorful performance directed by the brilliant director Ritu Rae Chandra was especially targeted for music lovers as an ode to the British rock band ‘Queen’.
The event was a visual spectacle to everyone present in the audience and it left them spell bounded, wanting for more.
The funds received from the fundraiser project – ‘Theatre for a Cause’ will be used by CAPED to carry out screening camps for women to test and monitor cervical cancer and reach out to close to 2000 women monthly. AZAD foundation will use the funds to enable more women from the marginalized segment of the society to take charge of their lives and provide them a better life as empowered professional chauffeurs. In the past 1 year, in partnership with Sakha, AZAD had enabled 147 women to join a pool of 650+ professional chauffeurs earning remunerative salaries and claiming a space of their own in the transport sector.