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Why would people from 25 countries around the world get together on September 18?  To enjoy a virtual concert Shaping Peace Through the Art of Music to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace with Maestro Karim Wasfi and Friends!  The following link connects you with an Encore Performance recording of the event:  www.ShapingPeaceThruMusic.org
 
The performance was emceed to provide an overarching story of how peace is shaped through the arts.  The 60-minute performance features musicians from Iraq, Australia, Turkey, Hong Kong, Georgia (USA), and Colorado (USA) and was followed by an interactive session with Maestro Wasfi, who shared his reflections on his work for peace.   Below is a link for the Encore Performance to enjoy!  You can also download the concert program below and, if you are moved by the power of this music and the musicians who create it, you can also make a donation.
 
 ENCORE PERFORMANCE:  btpstream.co/WorldPeaceAM
 
 
 

WHO IS MAESTRO KARIM WASFI?

Cellist and conductor Karim Wasfi is president and founder of Peace Through Arts Global Foundation and serves as a fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy. With more than two decades of experience in cultural diplomacy, he uses music, sound, and art therapy for healing and cross-cultural integration, de-radicalization, prevention of tension, and counterterrorism. His innovative approach has helped thousands of people in areas of crisis to rise from violence, fear, and intimidation of terror. His work and initiatives have been widely covered by national and international media including BBC, CNN, The New York Times, and Forbes, and his YouTube videos on which he plays music in the aftermath of explosions in Iraq went viral, with more than 33 million viewers. Karim Wasfi was named the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year by the Arabian Global Business community and was awarded the 2016 Asia Game Changers Award by the Asia Society and The Rockefeller Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in physics and philosophy from Cairo University and a Master’s in music technology and conducting from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Watch Karim Wasfi's compelling video below.

 

 

 

Organizers

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PDG Jim Halderman (Overall & Music Questions)
dghalderman2011@comcast.net

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George Kun (Sponsorships & Media Supporters Questions)
gkun@georgekuntravel.com

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Peggy Halderman (Website Questions)
pjhalderman@comcast.net