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Concert by Youssoupha - "Singing for Inclusion: Giving Voice to the Excluded"

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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.


Type of Event Concert
Start 14.12.2015 19:00 local time
End 14.12.2015 20:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Tararas, Konstantinos
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Konstantinos Tararas, k.tararas@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 1000
Official Website
Link 1 Online RSVP mandatory
Link 2 More information on the Roundtable
Link 3 Human Rights Day 2015
Link 4 Learning to Live Together

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