A Dubai-based singer plans to write 1000 songs in 1000 days to set a new world record.
Swapna Abraham, an established musician with over 24 years of experience, currently resides in Dubai and is hoping to complete this personal journey by writing 1000 songs in 1000 days.
The challenge will start in April 2017 and end on January 1st, 2020, just in time for EXPO2020.
She is known for having represented India at the International Gospel Music Platform. Her style of music is contemporary English gospel, pop, rock and country.
The idea of setting this new world record came along when in March 2016, she felt “overwhelmed by a sudden sense of wanting to give up and retire from music”.
“I performed the globe over and published 20 odd albums, but I felt that it was all futile, having left me unfulfilled. In that state, I did the strangest of things – I wrote another song,” she recalls.
“The following day, I woke up with the idea of writing 1000 songs in 1000 days. In real terms, a song a day. I later remembered the story of Scheherazade, the lady who changed the heart of the angry King with her tales of 1001 Arabian Nights,” Swapna said.
The financial support she might receive through her personal website will be donated entirely to a charitable foundation.
“I want this initiative to have a greater cause and am therefore hoping to partner with EXPO2020, and with a charity that caters to reducing poverty, educating children and rehabilitating refugees,” Swapna said.
Her aim is to collaborate with sponsors, corporations, sound engineers, musicians, singers, the media and with the world records organisation.
Swapna Abraham also reiterates that even if she is unable to get that partnership, she is going to proceed with the challenge.
“For my fulfilment in work, first and foremost, is in the work itself,” she states.