Posted by: africanpressorganization | 3 October 2014

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT TO HOST ‘MUSIC FOR PEACE’ CONVERSATION WITH MUSICIANS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, 9 OCTOBER


 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT TO HOST ‘MUSIC FOR PEACE’ CONVERSATION WITH MUSICIANS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, 9 OCTOBER

 

NEW YORK, October 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Academic Impact will host another of its “Music for Peace” conversations on 9 October in Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Speakers will include members of South African a cappella group, The Soil, and singer and song writer, Simphiwe Dana.

 

The event takes place in observance of International Day of Non-Violence (2 October), Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and in tribute to the Mahatma’s formative years in South Africa. It will be co-hosted with two well-known cultural icons of New York City, the World Music Institute and the Apollo Theatre, who will kick off their “Africa Now! South Africa Festival” with this event at the United Nations Headquarters.

 

The United Nations Academic Impact, launched by the Secretary-General in November 2010, is committed to the “unlearning of intolerance” and peace and conflict resolution, both expressed through the power of music.

 

The “Music for Peace” event will be webcast and made available at http://webtv.un.org/. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions and comments to academicimpact@un.org

 

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