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Haiti: Singing For Peace

United Nations - From Haiti, singing for peace – one remarkable man, travels the country sharing his message … and his music. 21st Century: Episode #125 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcshow125haiti.pdf

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Cuba – The Musical Legacy of A Million Slaves

United Nations - Over the centuries more than one million African slaves were transported to Cuba. Today, their legacy can be heard in Cuba’s music, blending African and Latin rhythms. 21st Century: Episode #124 Sc...

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The African Roots of Cuba’s Music

United Nations - March 25th marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Watch how the contribution of African heritage has influenced the music of Cuba. UN ...

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African Rhythms Permeate Cuba’s Music

United Nations - When Africans were brought centuries ago to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations, they also brought their cultural traditions including their music and instruments. When they arrived on the island, ...

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Geneva : Pianists for Peace

United Nations - From discord to harmony – five pianists from countries in conflict with each other come together to play for peace. 21st Century: Episode #110 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21st110pianists...

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Promoting Tolerance Through Music

United Nations - World renowned conductor and UN Messenger of Peace Daniel Barenboim performed with his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Human Rights Chamber at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in October. Composed...

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Concerto for uniting nations

United Nations - What began as a dream of Music Director Predrag Vasic, is now a symphony orchestra comprised of more than 88 UN staff members, from over thirty countries around the globe. In celebration of the 70th a...

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Silent Shout: The “most deaf” rapper

In high school, he was told that he couldn't hope to have a career as a musician. Because, he was deaf. But still, he dreamed of becoming a rap star and bringing his music ... and his message ...to the world. Join us ...

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Haiti: Hip-hop

A care centre in Port-au-Prince provides housing, hot food, and training to children separated from their parents. There, an enterprising group of 10 boys is using hip-hop to inspire their fellow Haitians to rebuild t...

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Azerbaijan: Preserving the Legacy of Music

You may not recognize him but critics have called him "simply one of the greatest living singers." Revered by lovers of spiritual music worldwide,this talent from Azerbaijan is making sure his traditional music is pas...

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AK-47’s into Guitars

Artist in Colombia is making guitars out of one of the world's most common weapons: the AK-47.