World Harmony Productions announced today the artist line-up for the ONE WORLD CONCERT-a historic celebration of peace, music and common ground-coming to the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Expected to be one of the largest gatherings of International Artists ever to travel to the region, this special benefit concert immediately follows a public talk by the Dalai Lama and features an original song written and performed by multiple artists, especially for His Holiness.
The all-star lineup for the ONE WORLD CONCERT includes: Host band Don Was and his All-Star Band, Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Phillip Phillips, Nas, A.R. Rahman, Andy Grammer, Matisyahu, Natasha Bedingfield, Swiss Beatz, Cyndi Lauper, BeBe Winans, Angelique Kidjo, Voices ofAfghanistan, Souad Massi, Engelbert Humperdink, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, Joanne Shenandoah, David Crosby and Nelly Furtado. Special guests include Whoopi Goldberg, the evening's emcee, and NBC News' Ann Curry.
"After discussions with thought leaders throughout the world and with His Holiness, it became clear to me that a peace movement can only be realized when we engage the public in conversations about common ground and understanding," explains Samuel Nappi, founder of One World Community Foundation and president of World Harmony Productions. "As music is the universal language of our soul, we are thrilled to be partnering with Syracuse University and such a talented group of artists and intellectuals to help enliven the conversation."