music

New UNICEF Ambassador to use power of music to promote peace

A “piano prodigy” from Jordan will use his musical talents to advocate for some of the world’s most marginalized children, particularly those caught in conflict, violence and poverty.

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“Evil is not of God” says music superstar Stevie Wonder

One of the most celebrated and revered icons of American popular music delivered a simple yet powerful message of tolerance at the United Nations this Monday.

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If one person still needs critical aid "we haven't done enough"

If one person somewhere in the world still needs critical aid “then we haven’t done enough.”

That’s the passionate view of Michael Franti, a singer-songwriter from the United States who attended last month’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.

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Israel, Palestine cannot live “back to back”

Israel and Palestine cannot live “back to back” but must find a way to coexist according to the UN Messenger of Peace and classical music conductor, Daniel Barenboim.

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Young people celebrate indigenous heritage through music

Young indigenous people should celebrate their heritage and revitalize their native languages through making music.

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Pedal-power takes charge at COP21

At the UN climate change conference, delegates don’t just stand around charging their phones while drinking juice and listening to the latest beats: they have to pedal hard for them.

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Nneka and MzVee use music to call for women’s rights

Nigerian singer Nneka, and MzVee from Ghana are shining a light on women’s rights through their music.

They stopped by the World Bank Headquarters in Washington to participate in the series #Music4Dev.

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Foster compassion through music: Yo-Yo Ma

Compassion can be fostered across the world through music according to the UN Messenger of Peace, and internationally-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.

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African artist D’Banj using music to promote women’s empowerment

One of the most successful African music artists in the last decade, Nigerian singer D’Banj, is using his star power to promote women’s empowerment.

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Music can make the world a more harmonious place, Annan says

Music can bring people together to make the world a more harmonious place, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today as he hosted the latest in a series of talks on issues outside the normal range of United Nations topics and on matters at the forefront of both the humanities and natural sciences.