Concert by Youssoupha - "Singing for Inclusion: Giving Voice to the Excluded"
The 2015 commemoration of Human Rights Day (10 December) and International Migrants Day (18 December) will culminate in a cultural event. Youssoupha, a French rapper originating from Congo and known for his commitment to non-violence and respect for diversity, will give a concert at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on 14 December 2015.
The artist’s performances will be preceded by a welcoming address on art, artists and human rights by Metin Arditi, world-known writer, music lover and UNESCO Special Envoy for Intercultural Dialogue, and by testimonies of young artists about their lives and motivations.
Artists have traditionally embraced the broader cause of human rights with many of them supporting the fight against discrimination and exclusion in its diverse manifestations. Their message is often perceived as stronger, more appealing and thus more convincing than that of other activists and human rights defenders.
A Roundtable on "Changing the Discourse: the Positive Face of Migration" will take place in the afternoon of 14 December.