Known internationally as a music composer, US Billboard chart No.1 artist and a Grammy winner. He is also a passionate advocate for sustainable development and environment action.
In 2019, Ricky composed the COP14 anthem “Born from the Land’, and performed it with his co-writer and fellow Ambassador, Baaba Maal – having recorded it for release just the day before the performance! The official music video was released on World Soil Day in December 2019, and has since been enjoyed nearly 400,000 times by fans on YouTube.
We are amazed and incredibly proud of this success, because in the end, the wide dissemination of our message benefits everyone living on the land… which means literally everybody! Land is the basis for human health, livelihoods and for our economic, cultural and spiritual well-being.