Performing artists from the world over will take the stage on Friday, June 6, at the United Nations, for a unique concert hosted by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. John W. Ashe. This event will shine a spotlight on the enormous significance of the year 2015: a once-in-a generation opportunity to set the world on a sustainable course and to take decisive action toward a peaceful and prosperous future for the planet and its inhabitants.
Artists participating in the concert will urge global citizens to tell world leaders about the world they want in 2015 and beyond by voting for their priorities on the MyWorld platform.
The concert will celebrate the significant role artists play in informing and engaging people in positive change. On stage will be several artists from the Caribbean, H.E. Ashe’s home region, including the iconic zouk band Kassav’, and soca artists David Rudder, Machel Montano and others. Artists from other regions include the band Lalon from Bangladesh, fusing traditional Bengali music with rock, and former child solider and rapper Emmanuel Jal from South Sudan.