Building peace in the minds of men and women

In Touch at the National Theatre - Credit Patrick Baldwin

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017

Zarifa Mgoyan (Zara) - UNESCO Artist for Peace

UNESCO Artist for Peace and Emeritus of the Russian Federation, pop singer and actress Zarifa Mgoyan, known as Zara, has a long-standing commitment to charities and programmes helping people with disabilities.

The aim of these charities and programmes is to involve children, who are visually impaired and hard of hearing, in artistic activities and to raise awareness of the difficulties they encounter.

As part of this year's Disability Day programme, Zara will perform live in Paris with the participation of artists with disabilities. Accompanied by Yulia Samoylova, Valentin Tkachenko and the ensemble ‘Singing Hands’, she will perform a repertoire of beautiful songs about love and friendship in French, Serbian, English, Russian and sign language.

According to Zara, it is only together, offering love and support, that we can change the world.

Zara with a group of young female singers © Zarifa Mgoyan
Zara with a group of young female singers © Zarifa Mgoyan