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Machel, Rudder star at UN tonight

Published: 
Friday, June 6, 2014
Machel Montano

Machel Montano and David Rudder are part of a star-filled line up that will take the stage tonight at the United Nations, for a unique concert hosted by the President of the General Assembly, John W Ashe.

 

A release said the 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.

 

“In 2015 world leaders will agree on a set of development goals to focus attention and resources on key priority areas, which can really make a difference in the lives of people,” said President Ashe in a release, describing the ongoing preparations for the world summit in 2015. “The concert will raise awareness and encourage participation in the global dialogue about what these priorities should be.”

 

The concert will celebrate the significant role artistes play in informing and engaging people in positive change. Montano and Rudder will share the stage with zouk pioneers Kassav and former South Sudanese child soldier hip-hop artiste and activist, Emmanuel Jal.

 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon thanked the artistes, musicians, activists and others “who are putting their incredible star power to work for the United Nations.”