The man rests in a wicker chair, chanting. He closes his eyes, the nub of his right hand circling in time to the natural cadence of the Hindu words between his lips. His left arm lies limp on his lap, bandaged in white gauze.
“In India, there are an estimated 1 million cases of leprosy,” said the trio Gentri in “One,” their latest music video. “Those affected often spend their lives isolated from society.”
Gentri recorded the music video in support of the global charity organization Rising Star Outreach. According to the Rising Star website, over 100 million people worldwide are afflicted with leprosy, and more than 700 leprosy colonies currently exist in India.
“They, and members of their families, sometimes find it impossible to marry, receive education or find work,” the website said. “Our mission is to help the leprosy colonies become thriving, self-sufficient communities.”
Footage of the music video includes scenes of Gentri members Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever in India interacting with those afflicted by the disease. According to the Deseret News, the trio of tenors, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, formed their music group after performing in Hale Center Theatre’s “Les Miserables” in June 2014.
“One” was released with the goal of inspiring others to serve and uplift one another, the Gentri YouTube description said.
“Whether it's volunteering with a global charity or making a difference in the life of someone next door, we challenge you to #BeTheOne wherever you live in helping to make this world a better place one good deed at a time.”
Gentri performed with the Utah Symphony and released “Don’t Let Go,” a music video depicting the story of a prodigal son, in June 2017.