Culture Project Assembles All-Star Lineup On 10/23 To Celebrate UN Day
UN Day Concert: A Tribute To Peacekeeping brings top musicians, filmmakers, and
ambassadors to commemorate UN Charter's 64th anniversary & peacekeeping.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2009 -- Allan Buchman, founding Artistic Director of NY-based, Culture
Project announces their latest event, the UN Day Concert: A Tribute to Peacekeeping. This celebration will
commemorate the anniversary of the UN Charter and shine light on one of the organization's most noted
initiatives: peacekeeping. The concert, to be filmed by LinkTV, will take place on 10/23 in the UN General
Assembly on the eve of UN Day. This continues an effort on the part of Culture Project to emphasize the value of
culture as a transformative force and much needed diplomatic tool.
This year marks the 64th anniversary of the founding of the UN, whose mission of international coexistence,
peace and security has never been more vital. Peacekeeping and conflict prevention are at the very heart of the
these founding principles; utilizing Peacekeepers, or "Blue Helmets," as they're popularly known, who
non-violently aid in stability and sustainable world peace by disarming ex-combatants, training police, supporting
elections, and helping to build State institutions.
To usher in UN Day and promote global discourse, Culture Project has assembled an all-star lineup of world
musicians/filmmakers/ambassadors. The event, emceed by CNN's Isha Sesay, will showcase performers from
around the world, including Roberta Flack, Angelique Kidjo, UN Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, Lang
Lang, John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Remember Shakti, Emmanuel Jal, Sister Fa, Salman Ahmad with Samir
Chatterjee and Aterciopelados. Renowned musician/producer Nile Rodgers will serve as musical director.
Also featured is a new documentary by Fisher Stevens, The War Against War, which will officially premiere in a
series of five short segments throughout the evening. The film gives a candid/objective lo