October 1st, 2020, Actress/Singer Mary Millben performed for the 2020 Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit in virtual performance.
Let There Be Peace on Earth” written by Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller. Arranged and orchestrated by Phil Nitz. Additional arrangement by Grammy nominated composer Daryl Bennett. Vocal editing: Sony Pictures producer Tim Davis.
The 2020 Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit convenes top philanthropists and leaders from India and the United States to break new ground in strategic thinking towards global philanthropic engagement. A two-part summit streamed live in India, the United States, and across the world, keynote addresses included global philanthropists Romesh Wadhwani, Founder of the Wadhwani Foundation, and Vidya Shah, Chairperson and CEO of EdelGive Foundation.
“India, the people of India, and the Indian-American community are very special to me. Moreover, impact through philanthropic partnerships is a new personal priority. I am committed to marrying my passion to purpose, and doing all I can to help communities underprivileged and in need. Now is the time for us all to become philanthropists – to give and bring hope to those most disadvantaged across the world.
India’s migrant workers, the backbone of India, have faced tremendous challenges during COVID19 and their struggle has consumed my attention. Today, I offer my platform in partnership to my friend and Indiaspora Founder M.R. Rangaswami and the Indiaspora network to help uplift those in need in the Indian diaspora, and give greater awareness here in America to the conditions of India’s migrant workers. And, I really look forward to spending time with India’s migrant workers and their families when I visit India next year.”
Sharing the virtual stage and performing alongside Grammy Award Winning Composer Ricky Kej, Mary performed a moving rendition of “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” a timely message of unity, harmony, and hope as the pandemic continues to affect the world.
“Indiaspora is delighted to expand our relationship with a highly skilled vocalist and our good friend, Mary Millben. Her performance at the Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit represented a continuation of our partnership in the philanthropic realm. Her strong affinity for India and the Indian diaspora shines through in her work,” said Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director of Indiaspora.
August 15th, 2020, Mary performed India’s National Anthem for the 74th Anniversary of India Independence Day – a performance that has now received global acclaim and viewed by millions. Composed by Grammy nominated composer Daryl Bennett, Mary was also the opening, featured virtual entertainment performing India’s National Anthem for the 2020 Nudge Forum (global edition) presented in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation and the Skoll Foundation. The inaugural forum was a 24-hour non-stop global platform featuring world leaders and stakeholders coming together for India’s development and in celebration of India Independence Day.
Mary thanks film producer Theodor Vladimirov, composer Daryl Bennett, and Hollywood/Sony Pictures vocal producer Tim Davis for their creative contributions towards the performance.
A native Oklahoman, Mary is a celebrated voice across the globe due to her rousing arrangements of America’s patriotic music and music that inspires. Mary has performed America’s National Anthem and inspirational music for three consecutive U.S. Presidents (President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump), featured at The White House, the United States Congress, for the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and in concert halls worldwide.
February 2020, Notefornote Entertainment released Mary’s debut single “Grace Will Lead Me Home” on THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS original motion picture soundtrack now on all leading digital platforms globally. Academy Award/Oscar eligible, “Grace Will Lead Me Home” was produced with 2018 Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, three-time Grammy/six-time Emmy nominee Steve Dorff and lyrics by two-time Emmy Award winner and four-time Grammy nominated songwriter Maribeth Derry. Mary’s new single “Fight To Be Free” is set to release this month.
Mary is the host of the new online TV series “IMPACT NOW” with Mary Millben on Ideagen® TV and presented by Microsoft. Birthed during COVID, “IMPACT NOW” recently featured guests NBA Toronto Raptors and 2019 NBA Champions Head Coach Nick Nurse, and Robert J. Brown, former Special Assistant to Richard Nixon and advisor to the late Dr. Martin Luther King and President Nelson Mandela. Mary is a former White House Presidential Appointee to President George W. Bush and Global Ambassador for Education Africa.