Concert: "Les Vives Voix" and "Ensemble Calliopée" sing for Peace
On the occasion of the celebration at UNESCO of the International Day of Peace (21 September), Les Vives Voix and Ensemble Calliopée perform in concert on 19 September 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, with the participation of Hubert Reeves.
Through an original approach to social and cultural inclusion, and within the framework of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), this concert contributes to the achievement of the right of every human being to take part in cultural life (Article 27, Universal Declaration of Human Rights). It combines music and handicap and creates a magical connection among high-level professional artists - Ensemble Calliopée and Catherine Boni - and people with disabilities (Les Voix Vives), around an instrumental and vocal harmony that values the talents and artistic abilities of people with disabilities.
Lyrics, dialogues, images, music and songs will serve to translate commitment to a culture of peace, based on a musical programme combining opera excerpts and songs from Mozart, Gounod, Verdi, but also compositions of Fabrice Gregorutti and Stéphane Leach.
This event, co-organised by the UNESCO-NGO Liaison Committee, Ensemble Caliopée and the Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO, is a musical pause in the activities organized at UNESCO Headquarters for this important Day. It aims to strengthen the ideals of peace and to end violence and conflict around the world, in the spirit of the United Nations Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace which celebrates this year the 30th anniversary in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the concept of "Culture of Peace" launched by UNESCO in 1989.