As a centerpiece for many other multicultural concerts being organized around the world, Listen for Life will bring 8 musicians together on January 8, 2012, including artists from Israel, Syria, and Jordan to perform together on one stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Yair Dalal, Donna Stoering, Faisal Zedan, Erin Nolan, and Naser Musa will be joined on the Zankel Hall stage by other established musicians from Vietnam, Western Europe, and the United States.
The Zankel Hall program will include two premieres, “Walk within Winter by California-based world music composer Brent Heisinger, and a new work commissioned for this event from award-winning Israeli film composer Avner Dorman. At age 25, Dorman became the youngest composer to ever win Israel’s prestigious Prime Minister’s award and holds a graduate degree from the Juilliard School.
National Vietnamese music champion, Emmy-award winner and recent TEDx speaker, Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, will perform on three different traditional Vietnamese instruments. There will be a rare spotlight for the Hawaiian slack-key guitar, performed by Patrick Landeza who is the only mainland-born artist to win that cultures’ highest awards. Also included is 27-year old jazz phenomenon Taylor Eigsti.
Listen for Life, a global social-venture organization, has proclaimed January 8, 2012 to be Multicultural Music Day worldwide, encouraging musicians from around the world to celebrate the power of music as a force to bring cultures together.
Listen for Life Concert at Carnegie Hall Presents the Power of 8 for Peace
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time: 8:00 p.m. (EST)
Venue: Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Address: 154 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019 (Enter on 7th Ave.)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.