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The Unifying Concert in Amsterdam, broadcast across 4 continents, featured top artists from conflict areas sending the world a message of peace.
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MasterPeace, the award-winning peace movement, celebrated the International Day of Peace with 55 events in 45 countries, including many in conflict areas. At the heart of MasterPeace Celebrations, a mesmerizing concert taking place in Amsterdam bringing top artists from conflict areas performing on one stage. From Moscow to Los Angeles, from Mexico City via Istanbul to Kabul, MasterPeace stages all over the world offered local artists an opportunity to bridge divides and bring thousands of people together to mark a historic celebration of peace. In a world first, the Unifying Concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam featured artists from countries currently engaged in armed conflict. By boldly appearing on one stage, these artists showcased what connects them: diversity, dialogue, and, the MasterPeace motto, “Music above fighting.”



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MasterPeace co-founder and Art Director Ilco van Der Linde: “I am really happy that so many amazing brave artists agreed to come together to demonstrate that sustainable solutions can only come by stopping armed conflicts. The two hour-long MasterPeace in Concert will be remembered as an exciting journey of hope, strength, opportunity and musical inspiration for all.”
In a world first, MasterPeace in Concert Amsterdam will feature many of the artists who will be stepping onto the Ziggo Dome stage performing for the first time with musicians from a country or group with whom there is or has been ‘armed’ conflict.
A star-studded line up of artists representing 14 conflict areas will join Syrian music icon, Assala Nasri who received the MasterPeace’s ‘Peace Ambassadorship’ award presented to her by MasterPeace co-founder Ilco Van Der Linde and the winner of ‘Women in the Media Award’, author and MasterPeace board member Petra Stienen in a press conference held on Thursday 18th September, as MasterPeace has chosen her as the International Artist Ambassador to the Middle East. All performances will be accompanied by the world’s largest Pop and Jazz orchestra, the Grammy-winning Metropole Orchestra, lead by renowned music director Jules Buckley (UK).

MasterPeace Co-founder and CEO Mohamed Helmy adds, “We have been building up for this moment for the past four years. We started MasterPeace Peace Day celebrations in only two countries; it is amazing to see now thousands of active peace-builders in 45 countries! So we decided to call all our active peace-builders Nelson, named after Mr. Nelson Mandela and our goal to recruit many new Nelsons in the coming years”.

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The concert also featured performances from Grammy Nominated American soul and gospel star Oleta Adams (Here we are), BBC World Music winner Senegal’s legendary singer and bandleader Baaba Maal (a MasterPeace ambassador), and the acclaimed Dutch singer/songwriter and humanitarian Van Velzen. Maal expressed his excitement to be part of the event saying, “I have always promoted peace through music. I am grateful for the chance to appear on a world stage committed to peace and use the power of music to spread my message” MasterPeace has declared 2014 the year in which the movement reaches a new apex, crowning four years of peace building efforts with a yearly celebration of the UN’s International Day of Peace.

All MasterPeace in Concert Locations

and selected MasterPeace in Concert flagship events.

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The main event and our unifying edition of all concerts around the world will be held in the Ziggo Dome.Read more

EGYPT20 September, Masr 14, Cairo, Al-Azhar Park
TURKEY Sound of Peace, Istanbul, KüçükÇiftlik Park,
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ARMENIA Gyumri, Gyumri Central Square
INDIA Bhubaneswar, Utkal Mandap
ZIMBABWE Mutare, Sakubva Stadium Mutare
COLOMBIA Barranquilla, Patio Tropical of the Alliance Francaise
Bangladesh Sylhet, P.H.G High school soccer field
DRC 20th & 21st September, Uvira, Central Square

Rest of the World

Afghanistan

Kabul, Esteqlal Concert Hall

Albania

Tirana, t.b.c

Argentina

Mar del Plata, Torreón del Monje

Belgium

Brussels, Albertinaplein

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Spanish Square

Cameroon

Yaounde, INJS– Rte de L’Université

Croatia

Ludbreg

Gambia

Banjul, Carnival from Westfield junction to Buffer-zone

Georgia

Tbilisi, Rustaveli Avenue

Ghana

Cape Coast, London Bridge

Guinea

Conakry, Kissosso Commune de Matoto

Guinea

Kissidougou

Iceland

Reykjavik, Peace event for people in Gaza

India

Calcutta, Ramkrishna Mission Narendrapur

Kenya

Nairobi

Lebanon

Beirut

Liberia

Monrovia, subject to cancellation due to Ebola outbreak crisis

Macedonia

Bitola, Peace Seminar @MasterPeace Office

Mexico

Mexico City

Moldova

Durlesti, In front of House of Culture

Morocco

Marrakesh City Hivernage, Avenue Hassan

Myanmar

Yangon, Main streets, Peace Walk

Nepal

Kathmandu, Episode Nepali Tara Show dedicated to MP

Nigeria

Abuja

Pakistan

Karachi

Pakistan

Islamabad

Philippines

Tagum City, Trade Center Pavilion

Russia

Moscow

Russia

The Republic of Dagestan

Russia

Rostov-on-Don

Russia

Pyatigorsk

Russia

Kizlyar

Russia

Grozny

Russia

Kazan

Russia

Vladikavkaz

Senegal

Subject to cancellation due to Ebola outbreak crisis

Sierra Leone

Freetown, Subject to cancellation due to Ebola outbreak crisis

Sudan

Khartoum, Khartoum Green Yard

Tunisia

Tunis, Seminar at Tunis University & Peace March at the14 January Street

Tunisia

Monastir, Monastir City Centre

Uganda

Kampala

United Kingdom

Winchester, Peace Jam—Rotary Club

USA

L.A, CalArts ( closed event)

Yemen

Sanaa, The Basement Cultural Centre