2 October 2014

Music for Peace: The Soil and Simphiwe Dana

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) hosted another of its “Music for Peace” conversations on 9 October 2014 in Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium from 1:15 – 2:45 pm.  Speakers included members of South African a cappella group, the Soil, and singer and song writer Simphiwe Dana. 

The event was in observance of the International Day of Non-Violence (2 October), Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and in tribute to the Mahatma’s formative years in South Africa.  It was co-hosted with two well-known cultural icons of New York City---the World Music Institute and the Apollo Theatre, who kicked off their Africa Now! South Africa Festival with this event. 

UNAI, launched by the Secretary-General in November 2010, is committed to the “unlearning of intolerance” and to peace and conflict resolution, both expressed through the power of music.

The “Music for Peace” event was webcast and can be seen here.