There are not many musicians, let alone celebrities, who do as much work for charity as the lead singer of Coldplay. Chris Martin signed up to be a curator of well renowned charity, Global Citizen earlier this year, when he made a determination of eliminating global poverty by 2030. A very big statement and since then, Chris has wasted no time in his hands-on approach. Joining forces with The Global Poverty Project, the British frontman had been touring India for the whole week, guided by famous actor, Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire). Their purpose is a good-will trip, focused on global poverty issues and meeting up with key government figures. We had no idea of the activity, until Chris shocked fans and performed in a tiny New Delhi cafe!
Social networks went absolutely wild for the spur of the moment performance. Many fans expressed their joy, especially those who were the lucky ones at the Summerhouse Cafe. There were tears too, as some fans, based in India were eager to see Chris live. And, the customary jokes:
An article on Buzzfeed, titled: '18 People Whose Faith In Life Was Shattered By Chris Martin’s Secret Delhi Gig' compiled the most interesting reactions to the impromptu gig.
The owner of the Summerhouse Cafe, where Chris performed was the most star-struck of them all. "It's been graced by god himself", says Anchit Kapil.
Chris commented on his experiences, via Coldplay's Twitter page:
Gallery - Chris Martin in India (Part 2)
Here's the final compilation of pics. A mixture of snaps from Wednesday's show, meetings with Indian government officials, working alongside Oxfam & more!
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