Celebrate a Day of Peace at Listen For Life Concert
September/25/2012 06:51 AM
September 21, 2012 was the UN International Day of Peace and Listen For Life has organized three major music festivals to show you what peace day sounds like. Music legends have launched a world concert tour promoting peace day through music. Newest additions to the SoCal line-up for the Hollywood event this week are multi-genre violinist Geoffrey Maingart as well as Las Vegas performer Ukulele Ray, and the popular Boxing Gandhis cross-cultural band that shares LfL's mission of creating peace through music. The AllStar band line up includes Butch Taylor (Dave Matthews Band) and Teddy Andreadis (Guns N' Roses) along side performers from John Lee Hooker's band and world renowned Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winning LfL ethnic musicians from 9 world cultures.
“Concerts This Week”
Listen For Life
Ford Theatre in Hollywood, CA
Thursday, September 27th 7PM - 10PM
Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre in Hemet
Saturday, September 29th 7PM - 10PM
Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 2012 — Legendary blues/rock musicians (present or former band members with Guns N’ Roses, Dave Matthews Band, Carole King, Sergio Mendes, Lionel Richie, and many others) have formed a new all-star band to promote world peace through music. They have combined with internationally-renowned music masters from nine world cultures to launch a world tour, and will be sharing their unique "around the world" program at Hollywood's Ford Amphitheatre this Thursday, September 27th.
Links for the box offices for tickets sales for the remaining two concerts are:
- Sept 27th, Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood - http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/557
- Sept 29th, Ramona Bowl, Hemet - http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1653496
The concerts to promote UN Peace Day began three years ago through a joint venture between the United Nations and Listen for Life, which was founded in 1998 as a global family of music listeners, performers, and producers, "restoring music as a unifying force for good worldwide". . There have been prior Listen for Life concerts to commemorate U.N. Peace Day in the U.S., Bosnia, Croatia, Kenya, and the U.K. This year's Peace Day, on September 21st, found Listen for Life launching its SoCal series with a 4- hour Musicfest that was filmed/broadcast live worldwide, to tremendous acclaim. Now the performers are very excited for the next events in Hollywood (September 27) and at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet (September 29th).
[View concert clips of Listen for Life on YouTube music videos or watch a clip of the live streamed event]
“We are launching the all-star global concert tour in the Los Angeles area because of its music industry roots, and the springboard the area has offered to many legendary performers who believe music can bridge global discord,” said Donna Stoering, Founder of Listen for Life.
International recording artists from India, China, Vietnam, Latin America, Ireland and the Mid-East are among those scheduled to perform at the Hollywood concert, including Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award winners. Coming from nine world cultures/countries, they will play 17 different instruments unique to their region. “The way these instruments come together in harmony is the way we hope to unite musicians from around the globe in the spirit of world peace,” said Stoering.
For further information on locations, venues and tickets for the Hollywood and Hemet concerts this week, see www.listenforlife.org/peaceday.
Listen for Life (www.listenforlife.org) is a global family of music listeners, performers, creators and producers, working together to restore music as a unifying force for good worldwide. Listen for Life was founded in London in 1998 by Donna Stoering, (www.donnastoering.com) who is a keynote speaker, Marshall Scholar, television presenter, author, educator,award-winning recording artist, and Artistic Ambassador for the United States and United Kingdom. LfL is an award-winning hybrid structure combining a 501c3 organization and California B-Corp that is funded by both donors, corporate sponsors, and investors. LfL has thus far impacted over 9 million people in 55 countries through outreach projects, live programs and (TV) productions, revitalizing music and cultures around the globe.
The U.N. asked Listen for Life to create music festivals worldwide that would raise awareness of U.N. International Peace Day and Listen for Life has thus far created innovative and highly successful Musicfests for Peace Day in Bosnia, Croatia, England, Africa and USA - but never before in Southern California.
NY Press review of Listen for Life Carnegie Hall concert, January 2012: "This was an unforgettable night of music and unity - Listen for Life is a movement, not just a concert!”
Michelle Anton, former head producer of Oprah: “Listen for Life….is a feast for the eyes, ears and the heart. Thank you for being a conduit for transformation and elevation of the human spirit. We need this now more than ever. You are to music what Mother Teresa of Calcutta was to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying”.
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